Episode 10

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15th Jul 2020

10: Telling Tails

In this episode, we take a look at some recent faux-pas that have been making headlines. Facebook helps develop a zero-day exploit in Tails to catch a prolific predator and then keeps it all very quiet. A South African bank discovers what happens when a single master key can decrypt literally everything – and one of their employees decides to print it out. And it’s fappening all over again as 845GB of explicit pictures, audio files and dirty laundry are leaked from a number of dating sites’ insecure AWS buckets. Oh, and we find out what Kev really thinks about the internet. Warning: it’s explicit.

Facebook vs Predator: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2020/06/facebook_helped.html

Postbank's master key nightmare: https://www.zdnet.com/article/south-african-bank-to-replace-12m-cards-after-employees-stole-master-key/

More reasons to avoid Herpes Dating: https://www.wired.com/story/dating-apps-leak-explicit-photos-screenshots/

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About the Podcast

Cyber Humanity
The podcast taking cybersecurity personally
There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot of the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Chris Pace (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Max Vetter (former dark web detective and pretty cool guy), and Paul Bentham (ex-gov. type and Immersive Labs product guru) as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.