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    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

We take an expert look at the latest cybersecurity incidents, how they happened, and why. Tune in weekly to learn what you can do to stop bad things from happening to you!

Got questions/suggestions/stories to share?
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Twitter: @NakedSecurity
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    S3 Ep3: Breaking crypto, busting hackers and pwning Chrome

    S3 Ep3: Breaking crypto, busting hackers and pwning Chrome

    This week: the DOJ's attempt to reignite the Battle to Break Encryption; the story of the Russian hackers behind the Sandworm Team; a zero-day bug just patched in Chrome; and (oh no!) why your vocabulary needs the word "restore" even more than it needs "backup".

    With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin

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    US Department of Justice reignites the Battle to Break Encryption https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/us-department-of-justice-reignites

    Russian “government hackers” charged with cybercrimes by the US https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/russian-government-hackers-charged

    Chrome zero-day in the wild – patch now! https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/chrome-zero-day-in-the-wild

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    Original music by Edith Mudge

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    • 36 min
    S3 Ep2: Creepy smartwatches, botnets and Pings of Death

    S3 Ep2: Creepy smartwatches, botnets and Pings of Death

    In this episode: we investigate a smartwatch for kids with a creepy set of functions, discuss Microsoft's short-lived takedown of Trickbot, explain how to avoid the Windows "Ping of Death" bug, and (oh no!) find the source of mysterious beeping from every computer in the office.

    With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin

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    Creepy covert camera “feature” found in popular smartwatch for kids https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/creepy-covert-camera-feature-found

    Microsoft on the counter­attack! Trickbot malware network takes a hit https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/microsoft-on-the-counterattack-trickbot

    Windows' "Ping of Death" bug revealed https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/windows-ping-of-death-bug

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    Original music by Edith Mudge

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    • 38 min
    S3 Ep1: Ransomware - is it really OK to pay?

    S3 Ep1: Ransomware - is it really OK to pay?

    Join us for the first episode in our brand new Series 3! This week we wonder whether Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a waste of time, explain the concept of "linkless phishing", ask if it's ever OK to pay a ransomware demand, and advise what to do when the CEO won't stop looking at naughty sites.

    With Paul Ducklin, Kimberly Truong and Doug Aamoth

    Tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/if-you-connect-it-protect-it

    Phishing without links https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/serious-security-phishing-without-links

    REvil ransomware crew dangles $1M cybercrime carrot https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/revil-ransomware-crew-dangles-1000000-cybercrime-carrot

    Original music by Edith Mudge

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    • 42 min
    S3 Trailer: We're back!

    S3 Trailer: We're back!

    Get ready. A brand new season arrives Thursday, October 8th. 

    • 52 sec
    S2 Ep42: Apple auth attack, Octopus Scanner, Escobar escapades

    S2 Ep42: Apple auth attack, Octopus Scanner, Escobar escapades

    END OF SERIES SPECIAL: This week Mark shares why Pablo Escobar’s brother is suing Apple for $2.6b, Greg talks about a malicious ‘Octopus Scanner’ targeting developers on Github and Duck discusses the “Sign in with Apple” account takeover flaw.

    Host Anna Brading is joined by Sophos experts Paul Ducklin, Mark Stockley and Greg Iddon.

    Related articles:
    Github uncovers malicious ‘Octopus Scanner’ targeting developers https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/06/01/github-uncovers-malicious-scanner-targeting-developers/
    No password required! “Sign in with Apple” account takeover flaw patched https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/06/01/no-password-required-sign-in-with-apple-account-takeover-flaw-patched/
    Pablo Escobar’s brother sues Apple for $2.6b over FaceTime flaw https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/28/pablo-escobars-brother-sues-apple-for-2-6b-over-facetime-flaw/

    • 45 min
    S2 Ep41: Super-sized ransomware, FBI v Apple and AirPods hot or not

    S2 Ep41: Super-sized ransomware, FBI v Apple and AirPods hot or not

    This week Peter shares how Ragnar Locker ransomware deploys a virtual machine to dodge security, Mark discusses the latest in the Apple v FBI saga and Duck talks "MagicPairing."

    Producer Alice Duckett is joined by Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Paul Ducklin and Peter Mackenzie.

    Listen now!

    Related articles:
    Signal secure messaging can now identify you without a phone number https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/22/signal-secure-messaging-can-now-identify-you-without-a-phone-number/
    Apple and Google launch COVID-19 contact tracing API https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/22/apple-and-google-launch-covid-19-contact-tracing-api/
    VIDEO: What is the dark web? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F3rz7GfPys&t=52s
    Ragnar Locker ransomware deploys virtual machine to dodge security https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/05/21/ragnar-locker-ransomware-deploys-virtual-machine-to-dodge-security/
    FBI finally unlock shooter’s iPhones, Apple berated for not helping https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/20/fbi-finally-unlock-shooters-iphones-berate-apple-for-not-helping/
    Apple “MagicPairing” for AirPods – the magic isn’t perfect yet https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/19/apple-magicpairing-for-airpods-the-magic-isnt-perfect-yet/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Quality Ratings ,

Thank you

I love this podcast! Informative and funny!!

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turbostar111 ,

Security for everybody

I’ve been listening to the Sophos podcasts for about 3 years, and I’m pretty amazed there aren’t more excellent reviews of these podcasts. The ‘casters put a lot of time and effort into bringing us the latest threats, and making complex ideas understandable. I particularly liked the ladies’ podcast featuring big data, facial scanning, biometrics, etc. because they stayed on topic and had a lot of excellent content; really learned a lot. Good job, Sophos! Keep up the great work!

halloran.sean.m ,

Best security podcast

Engaging hosts that make info/cyber security fun and approachable for all. A great balance of in depth knowledge and basic background descriptions, so that even if you are very knowledgeable you can still learn and find out more about Sophos research. Sure it is a “branded” podcast but Sophos really is doing a service to the community and this is fun and engaging. Keep it up gang!

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