Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this, our final episode of 2017, we look back at our most popular segments from the past year – many of which touched on issues that (surprise, surprise) crossed the boundary between information security and politics. Among the most popular segments were discussions of hacking the U.S. election systems, a primer on the cyber capabilities of North Korea with Crowd Strike, a conversation of the case against the Russian firm Kaspersky Lab and an interview with the guy who helps make the hacking scenes in the USA Network’s Mr. Robot look so real.
Officials in the Nansha District of Guangzhou, China plan to allow citizens to use the WeChat social networking application as a form of official identification for access government and private sector services, Security Affairs reports.
The folks over at The Parallax write that time is running out on a U.S. spy law that allows the National Security Agency to run its most controversial surveillance programs, with no clear replacement plan in place.
As Federal Express continues to recover from the devastating NotPetya malware outbreak, the cost of the attack on the company continues to grow, topping $400 million in just the last six months.
A massive and potentially damaging data leak has exposed sensitive and detailed consumer profiles on nearly every American household, the security firm UpGuard Security said on Tuesday.