Risky Business #413 -- Matthew Green: The case against backdoors

PLUS Bromium CTO Simon Crosby...
27 May 2016 » Risky Business

In this week’s feature slot we’re joined by cryptographer Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. He’ll be arguing against the subversion of encryption technologies this week. Consider it a counterpoint to last week’s discussion with Stewart A Baker, former NSA general counsel. This week we get the other side of the argument! This week’s sponsor interview is also a cracker. We’re chatting with Bromium’s co-founder and CTO Simon Crosby. He’s been spending a fair bit of time lately trolling rival CTOs on Twitter, which has been somewhat hilarious to watch.

We talk to him about that, and how that attitude actually informs Bromium’s strategy. We also talk about the work Bromium has been working with Microsoft to introduce microvirtualisation into Windows where it can be useful to the masses.

We chat about all of that in this week’s sponsor interview with Bromium CTO and co-founder, Simon Crosby.

Adam Boileau, as always, stops by to discuss the week’s news headlines.

Oh, and do add Patrick and Adam on Twitter if that’s your thing.

Show notes

A Judge Just Made It Harder for the FBI to Use Hacking | Motherboard
Cyber Thieves Target Banking SWIFT Transfer System - Fortune
Gottfried Leibbrandt on cyber security and innovation | SWIFT
Patrick Gray on Twitter
It doesn't surprise me that @swiftcommunity is circling the wagons, really... Interview denied. https://t.co/gveJfSWHND - @riskybusiness
Cash stolen from 1,400 ATMs in Japan in coordinated attack
Massive ATM heist! $9M stolen in only 30 minutes - NY Daily News
Major DNS provider hit by mysterious, focused DDoS attack | Ars Technica
Foul-mouthed worm takes control of wireless ISPs around the globe | Ars Technica
Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking Apple And Google E-Mail Accounts Belonging To More Than 100 People, Mostly Celebrities | USAO-MDPA | Department of Justice
Unraveling Turla APT Attack Against Swiss Defense Firm | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
A Notorious Hacker Just Released a How-To Video Targeting Police | Motherboard
Beware of keystroke loggers disguised as USB phone chargers, FBI warns | Ars Technica
You Can Now Finally Check If You Were a Victim of the 2012 LinkedIn Hack | Motherboard
LinkedIn Slams Breach Data Reseller With Cease and Desist Order | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
Apple rehires prominent security pro as encryption fight boils | Reuters
Incensing critics, Google engineer ends push for crypto-only setting in Allo | Ars Technica
Google Aims to Kill Passwords with Project Abacus | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
Dropbox Wants More Access To Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out | Motherboard
Instagram Patches Brute-Force Authentication Flaws | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
WPAD name collision bug opens door for MitM attackers - Help Net Security
Microsoft bans common passwords that appear in breach lists · The Register
Using an Out of Date Browser? Your Bank May Soon Cut You Off | Motherboard
Microsoft Warns of Sneaky New Macro Trick | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
Bromium Endpoint Protection & Endpoint Security