Jon and Eric have worked in the security space as developers, architects and leaders for more years than they care to count. From commentary on current events to random musings, they chat (mostly) about security and technology topics. However, life is more than just the day job. From beekeeping adventures to hiking mountains to favorite shows, there's always something fun to wrap up the show.
Completely and Utterly Brainless
Eric roasts a chicken and watches a show...(booooring!) Jon reads some stuff without his brain, listens to a violinist, copies home movies, and forgets about this pesky thing called "time zones". Eric piles on LastPass' parent. Jon acknowledges AI assisted articles are an activity allowed and an adumbration of the demise of human authored advice. (Whew...) Also, update GitHub Desktop. Finally, Eric plays Snakes in HD and Jon and Eric argue (well, Eric mostly) over whether a Tractor Beam is just a different word for Gravity.
0:00 - Introduction 11:53 - GoTo lost the keys, too... 15:11 - AI Assisted Advice 21:04 - GitHub Desktop 24:15 - Snakes HD! 26:39 - Microscopic Tractor Beams
Half Of Silicon Valley
Eric's kitchen is (finally!) complete, and hell froze over as he bought a (Windows) PC. Jon gets to (finally!) hear Itzhak Perlman after the concert gets delayed since covid. Malware using Android devices to hack wifi hotspots, a VAST ad fraud takedown, and a financial transaction surveillance program that is (mysteriously!) still funded long after the settlement money has run out, providing multiple law enforcement agencies and departments unfettered access to transaction data without due process. For fun we have the Wonders of Street View and a non profit making high quality, public domain eBooks available to everyone.
0:00 - Intro 10:53 - Android DNS Hijacking 15:42 - VASTFLUX 23:09 - TRACing Everyone 31:13 - Street View Wonders 36:19 - Standard eBooks
It's a Physics Joke
Eric has a new car he admires from afar and revisits his Hash/Check app. Jon doesn't do much beyond reading and, something something, peaches. GTP3 takes away phishing indicators. AWS Cloudtrail IAM bypass exposed. Eric ponders poorly photoshopped cats and Jon appreciates shellsplaining...
0:00 - Introduction 10:56 - GPT3 Phishing Emails 17:51 - CloudTrail Bypass 24:38 - Poorly Phototshopped FTW 27:05 - Internet Cats 27:48 - explainshell.com
Eric has another fabulous week, and Jon ... also has a week. Eric's done with his Van Gogh Lego and both get to watch Harry Potter and the OR Symphony. Slack attempts to hide its breach disclosure from indexing, Apple isn't exactly transparent when it finds malware on a device, and an app to coordinate law enforcement agencies that exposed data about suspects, raids, and officers. For fun we have new learnings from JWST, the first ever bee vaccine, and a startup trying to use CRISPR to develop cell lines happy to live in bioreactors. Go Science.
0:00 - Intro 11:09 - Non-transparent Slack 14:54 - Silently Deleted 22:27 - SweepWizard Exposure 28:55 - Un-immature Galaxies 31:50 - Bee Vaccinated 35:28 - CRISPR "Meat"
The holidays are over and its back to work. Eric talks about using facial recognition to deny paying customers entry to entertainment and cheating your Tesla on the autobahn. Jon chats package oopsies with PyTorch updates and hacked Google Home devices. Eric finds science immitating art in the atmosphere while Jon makes ice cream and admires a really big bee.
0:00 - Intro 9:32 - No Rockettes For You! 14:13 - Autopilot on the Autobahn 19:01 - PyTorch Oopsie 23:16 - Hacking Google Home 28:42 - Real Termination Shock 32:58 - Ice Cream! 36:45 - Really Big Bee
A Bigger Nerd
Eric has a fabulous Christmas, and Jon's still without power. But both relish nerdly gifts. We learn more about the LastPass breach, men arrested for using hacked Ring doorbells to record (and taunt) police swat teams, a potentially huge data leak from Twitter, and TikTok verified to be tracking journalists. For fun we have printable binary posters and ultra thin solar cells. Happy new year everyone!
0:00 - Intro 13:03 - LastPass Data Breach 16:27 - Taunting while Swatting 22:14 - Twitter API Leak(?) 27:10 - TikTok Spying on Journalists 33:56 - Binary Posters 36:40 - Ultra Thin Solar