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Daily Briefing 9.19.18

State Department email breach. Iron Group's pseudoransomware. Bristol Airport recovering. US cyber strategy document is out.

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Daily Podcast 9.19.18

State Department cybersecurity issues. Iron Group's pseudoransomware. Bristol Airport's deliberate recovery. State of cryptojacking. Facebook offers campaigns help. US cyber strategy. Mirai masters.

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Hacking Humans 9.20.18

Dave warns of scammers taking advantage of hurricane Florence, both on the phone and in person. Joe shares a scheme targeting the kindness of local churchgoers. A cosmic variation on the Nigerian email scam. Joe interviews his Johns Hopkins University colleague Chris Venghaus, who leads a tech support scammer on a wild goose chase.

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Fears of GDPR-Triggered Spam So Far Unfounded
Hear from Allan Liska who analyzed several months’ worth of data on GDPR spam rates to see if the expected uptick came to pass.
Research Saturday 9.15.18

A team of researchers from Northeastern University and UC Santa Barbara examined over 17,000 Android apps, and revealed a number of alarming privacy risks.

Week that Was 9.15.18

Apps behaving badly. Magecart capers. US Executive Order on imposition of costs. Law and litigation. Industry notes.

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