Risky Business #329 -- BitCoins ARE money, Snowden seeks Russia stay

...and all sorts of other news...
11 Jul 2014 » Risky Business

There is no feature interview in this week's show. If you tuned in last week you would have heard HD Moore and I talking about a project called Invisible.im. Well, we launched a FAQ and the Internet liked it... the Internet *really* liked it... so I've spent much of the week working on invisible.im. There's some really cool stuff happening there that I can't really talk about yet, but I can say the project has picked up a lot of interest.

There's some very cool stuff happening and I'll be able to talk more about it soon.

So, in this week's show we're going to have a chat about the week's infosec news with Adam Boileau, then we'll have a really interesting talk with Chris Gatford, head honcho with this week's sponsor Hacklabs. We're chatting with Chris all about the case of the public transport Victoria website receiving a "free pentest" from a 16-year-old kid. He reported a bug, didn't hear anything back after a couple of days, then went to the press. The whole thing blew up and he wound up in a bunch of hot water with the police.

Anyway, the whole episode came to a conclusion this week. The kid had to sign a statement acknowledging that he'd committed a crime, but beyond that there was no further sanction.

"Unsolicited pentests" are a murky, murky area. Chris joins us to chat about this case and how we might move towards some sort of consensus on how things should actually happen in these situations.

Show notes

Judge Shoots Down 'Bitcoin Isn't Money' Argument in Silk Road Case | Threat Level | WIRED

Snowden asks for extension on Russian asylum - CNET

US arrests Russian politician's son over hacking theft - Security - News - iTnews.com.au

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are - The Washington Post

Latest Snowden Leaks: FBI Targeted Muslim-American Lawyers | Threat Level | WIRED

Researcher: I Was Suspended For Finding Flaws In FireEye Security Kit

Google confronts more site certificate problems - CNET

Google blocks leaked Goldman Sachs email - Security - Software - News - iTnews.com.au

Microsoft Settles With No-IP Over Malware Takedown | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers - NYTimes.com

China cyberspies hit US national security think tanks - CNET

Android factory reset doesn't delete all data - CNET

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will | Business | WIRED

Aussies dodge US mobile device flight bans - Security - News - iTnews.com.au

Minister defends NZ's slow migration off XP - Security - Software - News - iTnews.com.au

Oracle ends Java support for Windows XP - Security - Software - News - iTnews.com.au

Brute-Forcing Botnet Sniffs Out Lax POS Systems | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

DHS Releases Hundreds of Documents on Wrong Project Aurora | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Android Exploited to Make, End Phone Calls; Send USSD Codes | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Yahoo Fixes Trio of Bugs in Mail, Messenger, Flickr | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

July 2014 Adobe Flash Player patch | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

Microsoft July 2014 Patch Tuesday fixes 29 IE Vulnerabilities | Threatpost | The first stop for security news

The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World's Spy Agencies | Threat Level | WIRED

Just Another Security Blog: PTV; The police, and the aftermath.

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