Protip for my listeners: If you want to skip over the introduction, the headlines will generally start at 1:15, and the commentaries will start at 6:18, unless there is a programming note (as in Ep. 45) or a cold open (as in Ep 44) in which case it will be pushed back by a few seconds, but should still be pretty close.
Headlines: latest ransomware victims, cybersecurity from the federal government view, AI botches COVID predictions, barcodes and the EICAR string. PwnedPiper vulnerability on pneumatic tube systems. Secure disposal of old computers. Let’s not return to the office.
Due to a crazy busy schedule, this is a headlines-only edition. I hope to have something more substantial next week.
Due to a gig this weekend, and the possibility of a second one, episode 45 is unlikely to come out on 2021-07-31 as originally planned, or I might release a headlines-only edition. Not that there’s been time to establish a “normal” yet, but we should be back to the “intended normal” next week of publishing once a week.
AWS and Akamai break the Internet, Pegasus spyware, Musings about Audacity, and why is this Episode 44?
Old episodes of Little Brother from 2002 and before are now online for the first time in over a decade! You can find them on the archive page, which is located here.