Episode 74: There is pumpkin spice in the air

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This episode we talk about Chinese spy chips, new sophisticated voice phishing schemes, and Facebook’s huge security breach.

Show Notes

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China planted spy chips in computers from Portland-based Elemental, Bloomberg reports | OregonLive.com
https://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2018/10/chinese_planted_spy_chips_insi.html

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies

The Big Hack: Amazon, Apple, Supermicro, and Beijing Respond – Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-amazon-apple-supermicro-and-beijing-respond

Chinese Hackers Have Allegedly Compromised the Supply Chain to Spy on Amazon and Apple
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gye8w4/chinese-supply-chain-hack-apple-bloomberg

Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever — Krebs on Security
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/10/voice-phishing-scams-are-getting-more-clever/

Facebook says nearly 50m users compromised in huge security breach | Technology | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/28/facebook-50-million-user-accounts-security-berach

Kim Zetter on Twitter: “The Facebook breach gets even worse – it’s not just that an attacker who has your Facebook token can access other accounts you’ve used your Facebook account to access, he/she can access accounts you haven’t even used Facebook to access… https://t.co/BCCpuPG9XI”
https://twitter.com/kimzetter/status/1046806168348160000?s=21

jason polakis on Twitter: “Given the scale and severity of the @facebook breach, I’ll share some thoughts based on our recent @USENIXSecurity paper with @m0eb1t, amrutha, @kaytwo, @stevecheckoway, where we explored the ramifications of your Facebook account being compromised. https://t.co/6gS2ERrGvO (1/n)”
https://twitter.com/jpolakis/status/1046086964410294272

Facebook Security Bug Affects 90M Users — Krebs on Security
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/facebook-security-bug-affects-90m-users/

O Single Sign-Off, Where Art Thou? An Empirical Analysis of Single Sign-On Account Hijacking and Session Management on the Web
https://www.cs.uic.edu/~polakis/papers/sso-usenix18.pdf

Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? | The New Yorker
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/can-mark-zuckerberg-fix-facebook-before-it-breaks-democracy

Burgerville Notifies Guests of Data Breach
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/burgerville-notifies-guests-of-data-breach-300723908.html

THE WILD INNER WORKINGS OF A BILLION-DOLLAR HACKING GROUP
https://www.wired.com/story/fin7-wild-inner-workings-billion-dollar-hacking-group/

Episode 69: We’ll just make a pickle grid – The Recompiler
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MIDI unicorn
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Willamette River presents stunning lidar image on poster from Department of Geology | OregonLive.com
https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2013/04/willamette_river_presents_stun.html

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