Episode 32

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21st Jan 2021

32: Breaches, Damned Breaches, and Statistics

SolarWinds and SUNBURST are still consuming the Infosec community and a few things have happened since our last episode. Since the Department of Justice has admitted that they were breached and that email inboxes were accessed, Kev tells us just how bad it is. We cover the saga from all angles, from Jetbrains to attribution and techniques to stock prices. 

And a cybersecurity podcast in 2021 wouldn’t be a cybersecurity podcast in 2021 if we didn’t talk about WhatsApp and the Twittersphere histrionics that have been going on. We shed some light over whether the changes to their privacy policy truly heralds a U-turn – or whether it's all just another excuse for some #outrage.

Next up, cyber crackdowns and criminal marketplaces as the UK's National Crime Agency goes softly, softly.

And finally, in "Hackers Could ..." Google's ReCaptcha can hack itself?

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JetBrains in Solarwinds supply chain

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/russia-cyber-hack.html

Justice Department breached 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jan/06/doj-email-systems-solarwinds-hackers

WhatsApp, Facebook, and our data 

https://www.talkandroid.com/361823-whatsapp-facebook-data-privacy/

Hacking audio ReCaptcha with Google speech to text 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh145UIeN9M&feature=emb_title


21 arrests in cyber crackdown 

https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/21-arrests-in-nationwide-cyber-crackdown

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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.