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Pennsylvania six five oh oh oh

Little Brother Episode 123 2023-03-18

Another mental telehealth provider is sharing data with social media. T-Mobile is poised to buy Mint Mobile. Tesla sued over right to repair. Amazon sued over biometrics.

Heads-up: dangerous bug on several phones from Samsung, Vivo and Google that can be pwnt with a phone call.

Focus: Pennsylvania 6-5000

Opsec: Protecting yourself from a bank collapse

Fail of the week: Tesla

The Kids Are Alright

Little Brother Episode 122 2023-03-11

Meta produced key evidence in abortion case. Malware installs itself in UEFI firmware. DuckDuckGo now has an AI chatbot interface. What’sApp joins Signal in promising to leave the UK. Silicon Valley Bank collapses.

If the kids aren’t alright, that’s your fault. New version of an old scam using deepfake voices.

Pwns of the week: Acer, DC Health Link. Fail of the week: Twitter.

Get better help!

Little Brother Episode 121 2023-03-04

Volkswagen demands payment to help find endangered child. GPS stalking soon to be illegal in Indiana. Russia fines Wikipedia. Biden administration cracks the whip on cybersecurity. They also ban TikTok.

BetterHelp shares intimate, confidential details with social media. How to take the airwaves.

Voices of Albany 2600 on taking over the airwaves.

Pwns of the week: Dish Network, US Marshals Service. Fails of the week: Texas Department of Public Safety, Twitter.

Get a fucking warrant!

Little Brother Episode 120 2023-02-25

Reddit gets subpoenaed in piracy case. Language neutering New York Right to Repair law was given verbatim by lobbyists. German courts order restraint in use of Palantir Gotham.

Two cases before the Supreme Court could reshape the Internet as we know it. Signal will be unavailable in the UK if the Parliament demands broken encryption.

Pwns of the week: Activision, LA Public Schools.

From Sydney with love

Little Brother Episode 119 2023-02-18

Apple kills CSAM autodetection. FBI may lose some of its surveillance powers due to abuse. Bing now has a ChatGPT interface that tells you more than it is supposed to. It also thinks it is in love with you. Virginia misses the opportunity not to be nosy.

Hiding the location of a mobile phone is a lost cause. Did you know your mobile phone has an SOS function?

Pwns of the week: GoDaddy,, Community Health Systems, City of Oakland. Fail of the week: Netflix

¡ESXi Carramba!

Little Brother Episode 118 2023-02-11

SpaceX blocks the use of their StarLink satellites from being used by Ukrainian drones. Windows 10 really talks too much. Louisiana requires you to upload ID to watch porn.

New ransomware attacks ESXi — not the servers it runs, but ESXi itslef. Running Sudo? Patch your systems! Using OpenSSL? Patch your systems! Is ChatGPT a threat to privacy or just a new way to access an old one?

Pwns of the week: Charlie Hebdo, Reddit

You're out of your mind.

Little Brother Episode 117 2023-02-04

Hunter Biden is not taking it sitting down. Used computer dealer offers to sell San Benito school computers back to them. ADS-B Exchange future is murky. Google Fi warns of sim swaps. Variable message signs are hackable.

Voices of Albany 2600: variable message signs and computer repair ethics. Opsec: We need finer-grained encryption now. Fail of the week: ERCOT. Pwns of the week: Yandex, Green Atom, PeopleConnect.

No fly for you!

Little Brother Episode 116 2023-01-28

UK Schools fail cybersecurity audit. Landlords use AI to find excuses to evict tenants. Appliance makers are sad that you’re not putting your smart appliances on the Internet. Smart appliances are talking to Russia and China. Panasonic to stop making blank Blu-Ray discs.

Discussion of decoding a key from a photograph. Streisand effect on a BBC documentary. Don’t download that, you don’t know where it’s been.

Pwn of the week: Green Party of Canada, TSA No-Fly List. Fail of the week: Microsoft.

Privilege to repair

Little Brother Episode 115 2023-01-21

John Deer grants “privilege” to repair in exchange for something. CNIL fines Apple for spying on its users. The UK now requires gigabit broadband for all new residential construction as part of their building code. DDOSecrets shares leaks from Cellebrite and MSAB.

Interview with DOA about the good and bad of Project Lifesaver

Pwns of the past two weeks: Royal Mail (UK), Meta, Mailchimp and T-Mobile . . . again. Fail of the week: US Federal Aviation Administration.

Programming note

Episode 115 will publish next week.

Due to an important life event, episode 115 will be delayed a week. Please look for it on 2023-01-21. See you then!