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A daily news program covering the top stories in technology with a weekend in depth interview.

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A daily news program covering the top stories in technology with a weekend in depth interview.

    Worst Cyber Event in History: CrowdStrike Update Causes Global Chaos: Hashtag Trending Special Edition for Monday July 22, 2024

    Worst Cyber Event in History: CrowdStrike Update Causes Global Chaos: Hashtag Trending Special Edition for Monday July 22, 2024

    Join Jim Love on a special edition of Cybersecurity Today and Hashtag Trending as he delves into the recent CrowdStrike incident that led to a global IT meltdown. With over 8.5 million Windows devices affected by a faulty CrowdStrike Falcon update, this event is being compared to Y2K and WannaCry. Discover the widespread impacts across key industries, the technical details behind the kernel-crashing error, and the fallout for companies and IT professionals. Learn why this disaster has created such frustration and anger in the cybersecurity community and what steps are being taken to recover. Tune in to understand the broader economic and societal implications of what is being called the 'worst cyber event in history.'
    00:00 Introduction and Host Introduction
    00:19 CrowdStrike Incident Overview
    00:46 Community Reactions and Frustrations
    02:29 Understanding CrowdStrike's Role
    04:49 Technical Breakdown of the Issue
    07:59 Impact and Consequences
    09:04 Response and Fixes
    12:33 Lessons and Future Precautions
    13:20 Final Thoughts and Warnings
    13:58 Conclusion

    • 14 min
    A researcher finds what could have been the biggest supply chain attack. Hashtag Trending, the Weekend Edition for July 20th, 2024

    A researcher finds what could have been the biggest supply chain attack. Hashtag Trending, the Weekend Edition for July 20th, 2024

    Unmasking the Biggest Supply Chain Attack: Insights from JFrog’s Security Expert
    In this weekend edition of Hashtag Trending, host Jim Love dives deep into the world of supply chain attacks with Brian Moussalli, Security Research Team Lead at JFrog. They discuss some of the most notorious supply chain attacks in history, including SolarWinds and Kaseya, and shed light on a recent potentially massive Python security leak. Learn about the mechanisms behind these attacks, the importance of inspecting binary files, and the role JFrog plays in securing the open source community. Tune in for an insightful discussion on building more secure software and safeguarding the supply chain.
    00:00 Introduction and Host Welcome
    00:05 Understanding Supply Chain Attacks
    00:54 Notable Supply Chain Attacks
    02:20 Introduction to Guest Brian Moussalli, Security Research Team Lead at JFrog
    03:40 JFrog's Role and Mission
    05:48 Discovery of the Python Token Leak
    11:09 Implications of the Leak
    16:39 Lessons Learned and Security Recommendations
    18:29 Optimism and Challenges in Open Source Security
    22:39 Conclusion and Farewell

    • 23 min
    The FBI can crack your locked phone in 2 days: Hashtag Trending, Wednesday, July 17, 2024

    The FBI can crack your locked phone in 2 days: Hashtag Trending, Wednesday, July 17, 2024

    Cybersecurity Shakedown: Microsoft Criticized, Disney Hacked, Kaspersky Exits US & FBI Cracks Phones!
    In this episode of Hashtag Trending, hosted by Jim Love, we delve into several major cybersecurity stories. Microsoft faces criticism for mishandling a zero-day vulnerability in its MSHTML engine. Disney battles a security breach by hacktivist group Null Bulge, which claims to have leaked internal communications to protest Disney's AI usage. Kaspersky announces its exit from the U.S. in response to government sanctions, highlighting ongoing U.S.-Russia cybersecurity tensions. Additionally, the FBI cracks a locked phone in just two days, demonstrating advances in law enforcement's access to encrypted devices. Tune in for these stories and more insights on the latest cybersecurity threats and developments.
    00:00 Introduction and Overview
    00:44 Microsoft's Bug Reporting Controversy
    02:28 Disney Hacked by Hacktivist Group
    03:42 Kaspersky's Exit from the U.S. Market
    04:59 FBI's Phone Cracking Capabilities
    06:54 Conclusion and Show Wrap-Up

    • 7 min
    Is Google Gemini scanning personal files without permission? Hashtag Trending for Tuesday, July 16, 2024

    Is Google Gemini scanning personal files without permission? Hashtag Trending for Tuesday, July 16, 2024

    In today's episode of Hashtag Trending, discover how Google's Gemini AI is scanning private PDF files without consent, creating significant privacy concerns. Learn about a new report from Legit Security, revealing vulnerabilities in GitHub Actions affecting millions of developers. Get the latest on Samsung facing its first general strike in 55 years, as workers protest grueling conditions. Plus, hear about Google's potential $23 billion acquisition of cybersecurity firm Wiz, and AT&T's hefty Bitcoin payout to a hacker after a major data breach. All this and more, as we celebrate AI Appreciation Day!
    00:00 Introduction and AI Appreciation Day
    00:35 Google's Gemini AI Privacy Concerns
    02:10 GitHub Security Vulnerabilities Exposed
    03:49 Samsung's Historic Strike
    05:03 Google's Potential Acquisition of Wiz
    06:16 AT&T's Massive Data Breach
    08:06 AI Appreciation Day: A Closer Look
    09:12 Conclusion and Show Wrap-Up

    • 9 min
    Microsoft's hidden voice AI: Hashtag Trending for Monday July 14, 2024

    Microsoft's hidden voice AI: Hashtag Trending for Monday July 14, 2024

    Microsoft's Hidden Voice AI, Google's Desktop Mode, and EU vs Elon Musk - Hashtag Trending
    In this episode of Hashtag Trending, host Jim Love covers Microsoft's unreleased VALL-E 2 AI voice generator, Google's hint at transforming smartphones into desktop computers with Android 15 beta, and the European Union's legal confrontation with Elon Musk over X's (formerly Twitter) digital content practices. Additionally, the episode explores the heated competition between Anthropic and OpenAI in data visualization, anchored by Anthropic's new AI model, Claude 3.5 Sonnet. Tune in for the latest in tech news and insights!
    00:00 Introduction and Today's Headlines
    00:35 Microsoft's VALL-E 2: Too Dangerous for Public Release?
    02:11 Google's Android 15: Turning Your Phone into a Desktop
    03:42 Elon Musk vs. The European Union: The Battle Over X
    05:23 Anthropic vs. OpenAI: The AI Data Visualization Showdown
    07:03 Conclusion and Show Notes

    • 7 min

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