105 episodes

The wildest computer hacks you could ever imagine. 500 million dollars disappear into thin air. Two teenagers disrupt a rocket launch. Foreign spies rig an election. Hosted by author and cybersecurity expert Ran Levi, Malicious Life unravels complex, dramatic historical events, with interviews from people who were actually there. Lock your door, wipe your hard drive, and come listen to fascinating stories from the cyber underground.

Malicious Lif‪e‬ Cybereason

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The wildest computer hacks you could ever imagine. 500 million dollars disappear into thin air. Two teenagers disrupt a rocket launch. Foreign spies rig an election. Hosted by author and cybersecurity expert Ran Levi, Malicious Life unravels complex, dramatic historical events, with interviews from people who were actually there. Lock your door, wipe your hard drive, and come listen to fascinating stories from the cyber underground.

    NotPetya, Part 1

    NotPetya, Part 1

    On June 28th, 2017, millions of Ukranians were celebrating 'Constitution Day.' Their national holiday turned into a nightmare, as tens of thousands of computers all over the country were infected by a mysterious malware. By that afternoon, the cyber-pandemic was already going global.

    • 32 min
    Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement, Pt. 2

    Facial Recognition in Law Enforcement, Pt. 2

    It seems likely that legislation alone won't be able to regulate the widespread use of facial recognition. Andrew Maximov, who uses AI to fight Belarus's dictatorship, shows us another way facical recognition can be used - this time for us, instead of against us.

    • 32 min
    Should Law Enforcement Use Facial Recognition? Pt. 1

    Should Law Enforcement Use Facial Recognition? Pt. 1

    There are plenty of reasons why Police should use AI for facial recognition: after all, Humans are notoriously bad eye witnesses. However, placing AI in the hands of law enforcement does have its dangers - due to the limitations of the technology itself, and the biases of the officers who use it.

    • 48 min
    Clearview AI

    Clearview AI

    Clearview AI scrapes billions of images off social media and the open web, applies facial recognition algorithms on them - and sells that data to law enforcement agencies all over the world. But who are the people behind this secretive company, and what did a breach into its databases reveal?

    • 44 min
    Breaking Into Secure Buildings

    Breaking Into Secure Buildings

    FC, aka 'Freaky Clown', is an expert in "Physical assessments" - otherwise known as breaking into ultra-secure office buildings. FC shares some of his (incredible) adventures, as well as some tips and tricks on how to protect your organization's HQ from hackers such as himself.

    • 35 min
    Special: The SolarWinds Hack

    Special: The SolarWinds Hack

    Ran talks to Israel Barak, Cybereason's CISO and a Cyber-defense and Warfare expert, about the recent SolarWinds hack that impacted upto 18,000(!) enterprise organizations in the US. What is a Supply Chain Attack, how can organizations defend against it - and what does all this have to do with Evolution and Natural Selection?...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

jmseguin ,

Great listen

Ran does a great job presenting a wide variety of topic in cybersecurity.

tillerware ,

Wish My Commute Was Longer

Love this podcasts; play it everyday on my drive to work! Thorough in-depth details on each story.

melaniemich ,

For the info-sec curious and experts alike!

This past year, I had vowed to explore all of my interests and see where it would take me after spending a few years establishing my current career. After exploring everything from cooking, decorating, languages, I came upon cybersecurity, which peaked my interest. For my work commute, I decided to listen to podcasts in order to explore this field. After episode 65 (Human Side Channels), I realized that I enjoy it so much because of my background in linguistics and forensic linguistics! If you are interested in crime, history, cybersecurity, technology, and psychology, this podcast is for you. Whether you are a beginner or a cybersecurity expert, Ran Levi explains the history and current topics in cybersecurity in a way that you can understand. Thanks for my holiday binge!

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