Risky Business #452 – Are Wikileaks charges a threat to press freedom? Brookings fellow and former NSA attorney Susan Hennessey joins the show…
Over the last week or so there’s been mounting speculation that the US government is getting serious about preparing charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The question is, could these charges threaten press freedom?
Joining us to discuss that this week is Lawfare’s managing editor Susan Hennessey.
This week’s show is brought to you by Senetas. Senetas makes layer two encryption equipment, but today they’re joining us to talk about some work it’s doing with ADVA Optical Networks in marrying its tech with some SDN stuff done at the telco level.
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- >10,000 Windows computers may be infected by advanced NSA backdoor | Ars Technica
- NSA backdoor detected on >55,000 Windows boxes can now be remotely removed | Ars Technica
- Windows bug used to spread Stuxnet remains world’s most exploited | Ars Technica
- Tanium CEO admits using real hospital data in sales demos [Updated] | Ars Technica
- AV provider Webroot melts down as update nukes hundreds of legit files | Ars Technica
- BrickerBot, the permanent denial-of-service botnet, is back with a vengeance | Ars Technica
- The Backstory Behind Carder Kingpin Roman Seleznev’s Record 27 Year Prison Sentence — Krebs on Security
- UK Man Gets Two Years in Jail for Running ‘Titanium Stresser’ Attack-for-Hire Service — Krebs on Security
- Tracing Spam: Diet Pills from Beltway Bandits — Krebs on Security
- Researchers claim China trying to hack South Korea missile defense efforts | Ars Technica
- Russian Hackers ‘Fancy Bear’ Targeted French Presidential Candidate Macron - Motherboard
- Man sues Confide: I wouldn’t have spent $7/month if I’d known it was flawed | Ars Technica
- Radio Attack Lets Hackers Steal Cars With Just $20 Worth of Gear | WIRED
- Chrome, Firefox, and Opera users beware: This isn’t the apple.com you want | Ars Technica
- A Week Later, Hacked Spyware Vendors Haven't Warned Their 130,000 Customers - Motherboard
- Stalkerware Company FlexiSpy Calls Catastrophic Hack ‘Just Some False News' - Motherboard
- Here's an IRS Contract With a Dark Web Intel Firm - Motherboard
- A London Police Officer Bought Malware That Can Intercept Calls, Steal Emails, And More - Motherboard
- 'I'm Going to Burn Them to the Ground': Hackers Explain Why They Hit the Stalkerware Market - Motherboard
- Zimperium Publishes Exploits for Patched Android Bugs | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
- No Fix for SquirrelMail Remote Code Execution Vulnerability | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
- ColdFusion Hotfix Resolves XSS, Java Deserialization Bugs | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
- The US Charging Julian Assange Could Put Press Freedom on Trial | WIRED
- ADVA Optical Networking Adds New Members to Its Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem