Dodging surveillance

Little Brother Episode 80 2022-04-09

Android app to detect unauthorized Apple AirTags. The Post Office has a law enforcement branch that overreaches. Google boots a spyware APK from the Play Store. US Government patches your system whether you like it or not.

Interview with Ethan Gregory Dodge on ALPR maker Flock Safety.

Pwn of the week: MailChimp.

Listener letter from Snackness.

Propaganda Prevention Printers

Little Brother Episode 79 2022-04-02

Flock Safety is watching you. Network printers in Russia spread anti-propaganda. Okta had a password spreadsheet. Apple and Meta taken in by counterfeit legal instruments. Russia accepts bitcoin for payment.

Security alert: patch Chrome!

Pwns of the week: Sephora, Viasat. Fails of the week: Signal, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, iMessage, WhatsApp.


Little Brother Episode 78 2022-03-26

GPS Jamming near Ukraine. Goodwill Ransomware. Patch your systems already! Clever password skimmer site. Refugee carries life savings on thumb drive as Bitcoin. Mariupol computer museum destroyed. RIP Stephen Wilhite, creator of the GIF.

Pwns of the week: Transneft, Nestlé, Microsoft, Okta. Fail of the week: AEG

Russian but still behind.

Little Brother Episode 77 2022-03-19

VHS-era video laws still in effect. Ireland fines Facebook. Microsoft puts ads in the file browser. Firefox tracks you. DST bill passage was a surprise. Snoop Dogg annoys streaming listeners.

Ukraine uses Clearview AI at checkpoints. Ukraine joins European power grid and unplugs from Russia. ESET discovers sabotage malware in Ukraine. Russians using more VPN and Signal Private Messenger, but less Telegram. Russia launches their own CA, but is running out of data storage.

Germany warns against using Kaspersky.

No Pwn of the Week. Fails of the week: Russian armed forces, Google Maps.

Shortwave lives again

Little Brother Episode 76 2022-03-12

Please note that the start of this podcast is intended to sound like a shortwave broadcast. The sound will become normal during the introduction.

US Senate passes a bill requiring incidents reporting. Senators suck at OPSEC. Dirty pipes. Backblaze tests SSDs. Weight Watchers knows too much.

BBC shortwave broadcasts have begun.

Pwns of the week: Samsung, six state governments, Roskomnadzor, Conti.


Little Brother Episode 75 2022-03-05

Conti fights for Russia without fighting for Russia. Facebook wants selfies to delete accounts. War griefing. Orbot for iOS drops. Toyota shuts down from cyber attack. MikroTik routers in Ukraine compromised.

News about Signal Private Messenger and shortwave shenanigans. Pwn of the week: Russian military. Fail of the week: also Russian military.

Shields up!

Little Brother Episode 74 2022-02-26

Correction: The link to the CISA page referenced in this episode is .

CISA warns everyone to bolster their cybersecurity now. New York State now has a statewide Joint Security Operations Center. 3G networks are going away. Facebook finds tracking transparency harmful. TikTok gets around attempts to maintain some privacy. We know who Q is.

Tracking in the analog world is getting worse.

Pwn of the week: Credit Suisse.

Dystopian corporate fuckery

Little Brother Episode 73 2022-02-19

MoviePass – now with 100% more evil! Finding where Telegraph users are. VMWare Horizon under attack by TunnelVision. IOI won control of the OASIS. Pegasus spyware prohibited in Europe. Expect more cyberattacks from Russia.

Cole County prosecutor declines the case against responsible disclosure. Google follows Apple’s example, but Meta doesn’t seem to mind this time. Texas sues Meta over facial recognition. Your Facebook news feed is now just a feed.

Pwn of the week: GiveSendGo. Fail of the week: Second Sight Medical Products.


Little Brother Episode 72 2022-02-12

IRS drops Ransomware demands you like and subscribe to its channel. Geofence warrant used in Seattle. Lockbit has a new version. Germany and France will be fine without Facebook.

The EARN-IT act is back. Kill it before it metastasizes.

Pwn of the week: Vodafone Portugal. Fail of the week: Mazda.

This episode is cursed.

Little Brother Episode 71 2022-02-05

State-level cybersecurity training. Phishing training leads to more phishing. Google fonts violate GDPR. US Athletes advised to bring burner phones to China. Right-to-repair bill for farm equipment introduced in Senate.

California net neutrality law can’t be preempted by the FCC; find out why.

Meta investor funds both WhatsApp and the tools to break it; Facebook loses users. iOS changes mess with Facebook’s revenue stream. Metaverse is losing a metric crapton (~1.1 imperial short craptons) of money, and parent company Meta loses two metric craptons of stock value.

Pwns of the week: BitFinEx, News Corporation; Fail of the week: Tesla