In episode 69 of The Security Ledger podcast, we speak with Luca Allodi of The University of Eindhoven in The Netherlands about research on the functioning of dark markets. Also: DUO Security researched the trade in phishing toolkits – you’ll be surprised at what they learned. And we deconstruct a campaign against the citizen journalism website Bellingcat.com to understand how the Russian Group known as Fancy Bear works.
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (9.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | https://www.securityledger.com/subscribeIn-brief: In the latest Security Ledger podcast we talk about pending right to repair laws and their impact on the Internet of Things. Also: Facebook’s Internet Defense Prize went to a better method for spear phishing detection. We talk to a member of the winning team. And, Johannes Ullrich of The Internet Storm Center joins us to talk about a study he did to measure the frequency of attacks on a common IoT device: digital video recorders.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:11 — 48.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSSecurity Ledger’s Paul Roberts talks with Kyle Wiens of Repair.org about efforts in Massachusetts and other states to pass ‘right to repair’ laws covering a wide range of connected and Internet of Things devices. Also: Facebook awarded its $100,000 Internet Defense prize to a team from UC Berkeley that came up with a better way to spot spear phishing campaigns. And: Johannes Ullrich of The SANS Internet Storm Center talks about his experiment to see how common attacks on Internet connected Digital Video Recorders are. The results may surprise you.
In-brief: There were a thousand reasons not to click on that Google Docs link…but thousands of people did anyway. Why?
In-brief: A report from the Ponemon Institute puts the annual cost of phishing attacks at $300,000, much of it due to lost productivity. Can that number be believed? It’s hard to know.