Episode 30

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15th Dec 2020

30: Cold Chain Hype Train.

All aboard the hype train! We jump straight into the latest news that the supply "cold chain" for the much-awaited COVID vaccine could have been compromised. Apparently, a cyber espionage campaign has targeted the supply chain for the cold storage. BUT – and this is a big but – this all sounds a little tenuous to the team. Considering we didn't even know we had a vaccine by September, which is when the campaign was supposed to have started, how could attackers have already started targeting the supply chain?

The team also strays into 'flat earth' territority for a brief and surprising pitstop – listen out for Kev "the Director of Truth's" excellent rant, it's very enjoyable.

We also get into firmware. When was the last time you updated your firmware? From anti-adultery mattresses (yup, you read that right) to smart mugs (and you read that right too!), we somehow end up with a long episode of 'hackers could...'.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55165552

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/12/iphone-zero-click-wi-fi-exploit-is-one-of-the-most-breathtaking-hacks-ever/

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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.