Risky Business #266 -- ToR, BitCoin, crooks and quantum key distribution

A truly mixed bag of topics on this week's show...
07 Dec 2012 » Risky Business

On this week's show we're talking ToR and BitCoin with Alice Hutchings, a Senior Researcher and Analyst with the Australian Institute of Criminology's Global, Economic and Electronic Crime Program.

ToR helps dissidents in foreign countries access information their governments deem unsavoury -- but it also provides a layer of protection to the consumers of child porn. Combine it with technology like BitCoin and bang, you've got Silk Road. Given the illicit uses of such technology, is volunteering to run a ToR server moral?

It's a fun, completely pointless academic conversation and it's coming up after the news!

This week's show is brought to you by Senetas, makers of fine layer 2 encryption technology. Senetas CTO Julian Fay joins us in this week's sponsor interview and we're talking all about Quantum Key Distribution.

It's a technology that is available commercially and after listening to that interview you'll actually know what it does and how it works! I learned a lot doing that interview. It's good stuff.

Show notes

John McAfee Hospitalized in Guatemala | Threat Level | Wired.com

Sophisticated botnet steals more than $47M by infecting PCs and phones | Ars Technica

Bank Agrees to Reimburse Hacking Victim $300K in Precedent-Setting Case | Threat Level | Wired.com

Massive worm hits Tumblr, spams big blogs like USA Today | Security & Privacy - CNET News

Pentagon Deploying DARPA to Wage War on Backdoors | threatpost

Google Launches Private Android App Stores | threatpost

Hackers steal customer info from insurance provider Nationwide | Security & Privacy - CNET News

U.S., U.K. caught in middle of huge Swiss spy data leak -- report | Security & Privacy - CNET News

ATM Thieves Swap Security Camera for Keyboard - Krebs on Security

Twitter SMS bug lets hackers tweet via other users' accounts | Security & Privacy - CNET News

Security Essentials fails latest AV-Test | Security & Privacy - CNET News

Judge Gives Bradley Manning Permission to Plead Guilty for WikiLeaks Dumps | Threat Level | Wired.com

Congress Demands United Nations Keep Hands Off the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com

Mac malware follows Flashback - Applications - SC Magazine Australia - Secure Business Intelligence

Six Security Flaws Fixed in BIND 9.9.2 | threatpost

Microsoft Fixing 11 Vulnerabilities for December Patch Tuesday | threatpost

Experts Downplay MySQL Database Zero-Days | threatpost

Austrian Police Raid ToR Exit Node Admin

Senetas - Hybrid Quantum Encryption


Being hospitalized in Guatemala is really interesting. I would want to know what the hospital looks like in there. - Feed the Children Reviews