Episode 43

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27th Jul 2021

43: Pegasus Project: Winged Horses for Spyware Courses

As you probably guessed from the title of this episode, this week is all about spyware and the Pegasus project. 

This all kicked off when a consortium of 16 media outlets reported the alleged widespread and continuing abuse of NSO’s hacking spyware called Pegasus. The company insists that it is only used against criminals and terrorists – but is it? There’s a lot of depth to this story, and we cover it all. 

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https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/pegasus-project

https://theconversation.com/how-does-the-pegasus-spyware-work-and-is-my-phone-at-risk-164781

https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7b4gg/anom-phone-arcaneos-fbi-backdoor

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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.