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Episode 78: Meltdown and Spectre with Joe Unsworth of Gartner and will GDPR spark a Data War in 2018?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:27 — 65.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s Security Ledger podcast, Joe Unsworth has been covering the semiconductor space for Gartner for 15 years, but he’s never seen anything like Meltdown and Spectre, the two vulnerabilities that Google researchers identified in a wide range of microprocessors. In this podcast, Joe comes in to talk with us about what the flaws will mean for major chip vendors. Also: we kick off 2018 with a pair of predictions for the New Year from two of the smartest guys in the information security business. Lawyer and Lawfare blogger Paul Rosenzweig speaks with us about the year ahead including the possibility of a data war between the US and the EU. Also: Experian VP for Consumer Protection Mike Bruemmer comes in to talk to us about that company’s Data Breach Industry […]

US says North Korea behind WannaCry Attack

The Trump Administration on Tuesday said that the government of North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack dubbed “WannaCry” that infected hospitals in the United Kingdom and hundreds of thousands of other computers globally. 

Mirai Victim Dyn Joins Team to Take Down Android Botnet WireX

In-brief: Managed DNS firm Dyn, a victim of the Mirai botnet, got its revenge: taking part in a coordinated takedown of WireX, a botnet of compromised Android devices, according to an announcement Monday.

Google Docs Scam Highlights Phishing’s Low, Low Bar

In-brief: There were a thousand reasons not to click on that Google Docs link…but thousands of people did anyway. Why?