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The Security Ledger podcast

Episode 98: using Physics to crash hard drives and making sense of IoT standards

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:14 — 35.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#98): can sound waves be used to crash a hard drive? We’ll talk to one member of an international team of researchers who showed that, yes they can. And Fractional CISO Rob Black joins us to talk about Internet of Things security standards. With so many to choose from, will we ever see “one standard to rule them all”?

Researchers Use Sonic Attacks to crash Hard Drives

Teams from The University of Michigan and and Zhejian University in China have shown how acoustic attacks from off the shelf speakers can be used to crash magnetic hard disk drives, the latest example of physics-based attacks on common hardware. 

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Everybody reboot! VPNFilter Malware infects 500k Routers

Newly discovered malicious software dubbed VPNFilter has infected hundreds of thousands of routers and network attached storage (NAS) devices globally and could be used to steal sensitive data or wipe out (“brick”) the devices, the company said. 

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Episode 95: Copyright Insanity sends E-Waste Recycler to Prison and IoT Inspector finds Insecure Things

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:38 — 39.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger podcast (#95): has the Digital Millennium Copyright Act taken us over a bridge too far? We talk with two experts about the case of Eric Lundgren, a celebrated e-waste recycler who has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $50,000 for DMCA violations. Also: we speak with one of the Ivy League students who designed IoT Inspector, software that can analyze your home network for vulnerable devices.

Spotlight: Deepika Chauhan of Digicert on the Challenges of Securing the Internet of Things

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:57 — 29.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSThere’s an epidemic of insecure Internet of Things devices. But why? And what is the shortest path to ending that epidemic? In this Spotlight Edition* of The Security Ledger Podcast, we speak with Deepika Chauhan, the Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets at DigiCert. Her job: forging new paths for the use of public key encryption to secure Internet of Things ecosystems.