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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.

Malicious Life Cybereason

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    • 4.9, 580 Ratings

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.

    SegWit2x, Part 3

    SegWit2x, Part 3

    On August 1st, 2017, Bitcoin forked. But it wasn't the SegWit2x fork everyone was talking about - It was a different fork, supported by a coalition of miners who, in doing what they were doing, were essentially ditching SegWit2x in favor of their own scaling solution. What happened here? Who betrayed SegWit2x?

    • 59 min
    SegWit2x, Part 2

    SegWit2x, Part 2

    SegWit2x was proposed as a solution to Bitcoin's network problems - but some people in the anti-2x movement claimed that it is nothing less than a cyber-attack: a 51% attack on Bitcoin, to be precise. This is getting ugly.

    • 49 min
    Hacking Fortnite Accounts (CPRadio)

    Hacking Fortnite Accounts (CPRadio)

    A black market economy has developed around Fortnite's in-game currency. Cyber criminals are hacking user accounts, juicing credit cards, and selling virtual currency for real-life dollars and cents. To ensure fun and safety for players, the cycle must be stopped.

    • 29 min
    SegWit2x, or – The Year Bitcoiners Will Never Forget, Part 1

    SegWit2x, or – The Year Bitcoiners Will Never Forget, Part 1

    In 2017, Bitcoin was winning. Money, attention, success poured out of every seam. It appeared that a golden age had dawned. But just under the surface, the network was teetering on the verge of collapse. Technical problems that were just nuisances when the community was small now became glaring and potentially lethal. Debates among tight communities of knowledgeable users and developers ballooned into full-on internet wars. Factions hardened. Heroes became enemies of the people.

    • 36 min
    No Honor Among Thieves

    No Honor Among Thieves

    Amit Serper was doing a routine inspection on a client's network, when he came across a suspicious-looking pen-testing tool, exhibiting RAT-like behavior. We'll follow Amit's investigation, and in the process learn the basics of cyber research.

    • 40 min
    Cybersecurity during a crisis: how remote work has impacted security – With Sam Curry

    Cybersecurity during a crisis: how remote work has impacted security – With Sam Curry

    The COVID19 pandemic forced organizations to transition to a work-from-home model - and many of them were unprepared for such a radical departure from the ‘normal’ security perimeter. Sam Curry, Cybereason's CSO, talks to Ran about the lessons learned from COVID19, and what steps should Cyber Security professionals take in order to be ready for a future outbreak.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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580 Ratings

580 Ratings

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detailed history oriented

One thing this podcast stands out for is the detailed history it provides about every Cybercrime. Just brilliant.

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Fascinating stories

Fascinating stories, well researched and well presented. In addition I almost always learn something.

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Excellent

Engaging and informative.

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