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On the Wire Podcast: Patrick Wardle

Malware for the macOS platform is still unusual enough that new variants often draw detailed analysis from researchers, especially when they seem to have unusual capabilities. That’s the case with Fruitfly, which first emerged earlier this year and was seen targeting medical research facilities. Recently, a new variant popped up and it appears to have […]

On the Wire Podcast: Katie Moussouris

To prepare for Black Hat and DEF CON this week, we turned to our old friend Katie Moussouris of Luta Security, to talk about the changes in the conferences over the years and how the culture has evolved. We also talked about the current discussion in the security community about vulnerability sales and bug collisions […]

On the Wire Podcast: Mike Mimoso

Dennis Fisher talks with Mike Mimoso of Threatpost about the Shadowbrokers’ subscription service, who might actually pay for it, what the reaction in Washington is, and what else might be lurking in the group’s cache of stolen tools. Then they discuss the OneLogin breach and its potential fallout as well as the active-defense bill that’s […]

On the Wire Podcast: Jessy Irwin

One of our most popular guests, Jessy Irwin, returns to the podcast to discuss the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, usable security, user education, safaris, and why we can’t past the idea of pointing fingers whenever something goes wrong. Music by Chris Gonsalves and Ken Montigny

On the Wire Podcast: Yanick Fratantonio and Simon Chung

A team of researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara and Georgia Tech this week published detailed research on a set of weaknesses and vulnerabilities in Android that can allow an attacker to use a malicious app to completely control the UI of a device. The Cloak & Dagger attacks, as they’re called, […]

On the Wire Podcast: Kurt Baumgartner

The WannaCry ransomware campaign has had a remarkable effect on the Internet as a whole and the security community specifically. It has shown users just how vulnerable many of the world’s computers are, and it also has reminded experts of the lessons they learned during the heyday of Internet worms such as Code Red and Slammer. […]

On the Wire Podcast: Mike Mimoso

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the kind of drama surrounding a Microsoft zero-day bug that we saw this week with the Word vulnerability. Details of the flaw began emerging last week and attackers have been targeting it for several months, but Microsoft didn’t saw a thing about it publicly until it patched the […]

On the Wire Podcast: Katie Moussouris

Katie Moussouris has pretty much seen it all in her nearly two decades in the security industry as a pen tester, consultant, Microsoft employee, and many other roles. Now she’s putting that experience and knowledge to work helping governments and enterprises work out the problem of vulnerability disclosure and response with her company Luta Security. […]

On the Wire Podcast: Chris Camacho

Threat intelligence and business risk intelligence have become key ingredients in enterprise security programs as companies try to make sense out of the ever-changing threat landscape. To help wade through all of the information and figure out what’s important, Dennis Fisher talks with Chris Camacho, chief strategy officer at Flashpoint, and a former VP of […]