In this week’s Security Ledger podcast, sponsored by our friends at CyberArk, we talk about the German government’s recent decision to declare kids smart watches “surveillance devices” and to order their destruction. Also: Adrian Shabaz of Freedom House comes in to talk to us about the latest Internet Freedom report, which finds that governments are increasingly manipulating online content to shape online discussions and even the outcome of elections at home and abroad. And finally: leaked credentials in a GitHub repository may have been behind Uber’s loss of information on some 50 million customers. In a preview of a Security Ledger spotlight podcast, we hear from Elizabeth Lawler of CyberArk about the proliferation of so-called “Dev Ops secrets” and how companies need to do a better managing the permissions assigned to applications. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS
Facebook said it will release a feature that lets users see if they liked pages associated with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll outfit.
Citing that country’s strict laws against unauthorized video and audio recording, Germany’s government has banned smart watches marketed to children and ordered parents to destroy the devices, which it labeled illegal surveillance tools.
A new guide from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government is offering guidance to political campaigns that wish to keep hackers at bay.
In this week’s podcast, after a string of reports about North Korea’s growing forays onto sensitive corporate networks, we speak with Adam Meyers of CrowdStrike about the widening net of North Korean offensive hacking and how the Hermit Kingdom is playing the part both of cyber criminal and nation-state actor. Also: we unpack the cost of the Equifax breach with Accenture and talk to Flashpoint about the turmoil on the deep, dark web following the shutdown of the AlphaBay marketplace. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS