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Online Shopping Scene

Episode 170: Cyber Monday is for Hackers

This Cyber Monday may have been the biggest yet – and not just for shoppers and online retailers. Hackers use the year’s biggest online shopping day to cover their tracks. Brendon Macareg of Signal Sciences joins us to talk about Cyber Monday and the rising tide of e-commerce hacks.

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Suit against Estée Lauder spotlights 401k Distribution Fraud

A former Estée Lauder employee is suing the company after $99,000 in retirement savings disappeared from her account. Experts say the case raises troubling questions about the security of $5.7 trillion stored in 401k retirement plans.

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Episode 166: But Why, AI? ZestAI’s Quest to make Artificial Intelligence Explainable

In this episode of the podcast (#166): Jay Budzik, the Chief Technology Officer at ZestAI, joins us to talk about that company’s push to make artificial intelligence decisions explainable and how his company’s technology is helping to root out synthetic identity fraud.

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Smart Homes May Hide Crypto Mining Schemes

Loosely attended smart home appliances may be platforms for cryptocurrency mining scams, a researcher with the firm IOActive warns.

Hacked Nukes

Episode 79: Hackable Nukes and Dissecting Naughty Toys

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:43 — 40.9MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger Podcast episode, the UK -based policy think tank Chatham House warned last week that aging nuclear weapons systems in the U.S., the U.K. and other nations are vulnerable to cyber attacks that could be used to start a global conflagration. We talk with Eddie Habbibi of PAS Global about what can be done to secure hackable nukes. Also: with CES raging in Las Vegas last week, we go deep with security researcher Jay Harris on flaws in connected toys being sold to children.