Episode 17

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25th Aug 2020

17: WastedDollar: The Garmin Edition

The dust from Garmin's scrimmage with WastedLocker is just about settling – potentially at the cost of $10 million dollars. Kev sheds light on the matter from a technical standpoint, and we learn why it's really unlikely Garmin would have been able to decrypt their files without paying up to the perpetrators.

It seems we can't go a week without talking TikTok and privacy – and if anyone will let Max get a word in sideways, we might even hear his thoughts on it. Privacy advocates be warned!

Maze makes another appearance. In an altruistic turn of events, they're giving their targets a chance to pay up before outing them to the public. They'll only encrypt the important bits...colour us intrigued.

Oh and PSA: if you haven't checked out our WastedLocker labs yet, you can log in here or book a demo to check them out.

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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.