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Deception, influence, and social engineering in the world of cyber crime.

Hacking Human‪s‬ CyberWire Inc.

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 209 Ratings

Deception, influence, and social engineering in the world of cyber crime.

    How likely are online users to reveal private information?

    How likely are online users to reveal private information?

    Guest Professor Lior Fink from Ben Gurion University shares insights from their study on "How We Can Be Manipulated Into Sharing Private Information Online," Dave's story is some good news about a Nigerian man sentenced for phishing the US heavy equipment company Caterpillar, Joe has a story with bad news about a sextortion email scam with a fake Zoom zero day component, and our Catch of the Day is a compelling phishing email a listener named Michael recently received.
    Links to stories:

    Nigerian man sentenced 10 years for $11 million phishing scam

    Watch out for sextortion email scams


    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter.

    • 33 min
    taint analysis (noun) [Word Notes]

    taint analysis (noun) [Word Notes]

    The process of software engineers checking the flow of user input in application code to determine if unanticipated input can affect program execution in malicious ways.

    • 3 min
    Including your passwords in your final arrangements.

    Including your passwords in your final arrangements.

    Guest Sara Teare who is known as 1Password's Minister of Magic talks with Dave about things that people don't consider like custody of the digital keys to your stuff online, Dave and Joe share some listener feedback from Jonathan about replacing outdated equipment (aka an old phone), Joe's story is about ongoing campaign targeting security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations, Dave's story has a holiday theme: emails pretending to confirm orders from lingerie and flower shops that are actually spreading malware, and our Catch of the Day is from a listener named Kristian and it's a "legitimate deal" from Colonel Gaddafi's daughter.
    Links to stories:

    New campaign targeting security researchers

    Pre-Valentine’s Day Malware Attack Mimics Flower, Lingerie Stores


    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter.

    • 41 min
    ATM skimming (noun) [Word Notes]

    ATM skimming (noun) [Word Notes]

    The process of stealing ATM customer credentials by means of physically and covertly installing one or more devices onto a public ATM machine.

    • 4 min
    In the disinformation and misinformation crosshairs.

    In the disinformation and misinformation crosshairs.

    Carole Theriault returns with a discussion on disinformation with guest, BBC host, podcaster and author Tim Harford, Dave's got a story about Covid vaccine phishing campaigns, Joe's story talks about data breaches that have increased 50% year over year since 2018, and our Catch of the Day is from a listener named John his wife saw on Facebook who translated it from Lithuanian.
    Links to stories:

    Count Yourself in For a Vaccine Phish

    Deep Analysis of More than 60,000 Breach Reports Over Three Years


    Have a Catch of the Day you'd like to share? Email it to us at hackinghumans@thecyberwire.com or hit us up on Twitter.

    • 37 min
    APT side hustle (noun) [Word Notes]

    APT side hustle (noun) [Word Notes]

    A nation-state hacking group’s practice of funding its town activities through cybercrime or cyber mercenary work.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

Mikeep423 ,

@offset

Was listening to “your information is already on the dark web” and joe was talking about his og username on Twitter that a rapper wanted. I’m going to guess the handle is @offset

ilooovebubbly ,

Easy going brilliant podcast!

Who knew all this tech talk could be so easy to understand & interesting? I love this podcast because it has taught me so much about how I can protect myself online. I really like the host because he is mellow & a great teacher :)

ComputersAreEnviousOfMe ,

These goons are pretty good at what they do

The title is in no way meant to offend the two that run this podcast, I think Dave and Joe are amazing guys and are really well informed. I just went through a bunch of the other reviews for this podcast and discovered that most of them somehow contain the words “entertaining, insightful, or informative”. In an attempt to be different from the rest, I decided to go with the title that I did.
Anyhow, this show is great for listening on the job, in the car, or even when you’re trying to fall asleep. Not because it is boring, or bland, but because it is calming and a great way to passively gain knowledge on the topic. The information they present is done so in such a way that you can be doing something completely off topic such as emptying the dishwasher, and still go along with the story.
Complex topics are made simple, terribly difficult things are broken down in many sub-parts, etc.
Great show overall. I look forward to the continuation of this podcast.

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