The WannaCry ransomware has struck! But before we tackle that subject, and who we should blame for one of the highest profile malware attacks for years, we discuss how HP has been unwittingly capturing the keystrokes of its laptop users. Then we briefly discuss what might be the worst cinema date in history, before rounding things off with a discussion of hackers extorting money out of movie studios.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by special guest Paul “Pob” Baccas.
Paul Baccas – @pobicus
- Hello to Jason Isaacs – Witterpedia.
- Unintended/Covert Storage Channel for sensitive data in Conexant HD Audio Driver Package – modzero Security Advisory.
- HP responds to laptop keylogger fiasco, promises ‘fix shortly’ – Trusted Reviews.
- Tweet from @__ths__ describing how HP didn’t remove the keylogging functionality – Twitter.
- Backin Up Song – YouTube.
- The Sobig Worm – Wikipedia.
- Customer Guidance for WannaCrypt attacks – Microsoft.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 – Microsoft.
- Microsoft: WannaCry outbreak reveals why governments shouldn’t hoard vulnerabilities – Graham Cluley.
- ‘THIS IS CRAZY’: Austin man sues date for texting during movie – Statesman.
- Hackers Seem to Dump Pirates of the Caribbean on Torrent Sites Ahead of Premiere – Softpedia.
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