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S2 Ep23: Snake ransomware, VPN vulnerabilities and is your phone listening to you?

This week we cover Snake ransomware, VPN vulnerabilities and decide whether our phones are spying on us. Mark also revisits his growing list of pet peeves and Anna tests whether getting deep fake feet to your phone via SMS is real. Host Anna Brading is joined by Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Greg Iddon and Producer Alice Duckett. Listen now! Related articles: Snake alert! This ransomware is not a game… https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/01/13/snake-alert-this-ransomware-is-not-a-game/ Browser zero day: Update your Firefox right now! https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/01/09/browser-zero-day-update-your-firefox-right-now/ REvil ransomware exploiting VPN flaws made public last April: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/01/08/revil-ransomware-exploiting-vpn-flaws-made-public-last-april/ Windows 7 computers will no longer be patched after today: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/01/14/windows-7-computers-will-no-longer-be-patched-after-today/

S2 Ep22: Word doc stops fraud, bye bye Python 2, latest from the ransomware swamp

This week we discuss the IT exec who scammed his employer out of $6m with fake invoices and the death of Python 2. Peter also shares two of his latest investigations from the ransomware swamp. Producer Alice Duckett is joined by Mark Stockley, Greg Iddon and Peter Mackenzie in this week's episode. Thank you to everyone who gives us feedback on the podcast and helps us promote it on social media, it really helps us reach more people. Listen now! Related articles: IT exec sets up fake biz to scam his employer out of $6m: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/01/07/it-exec-sets-up-fake-biz-to-scam-his-employer-out-of-6m/ Python is dead. Long live Python! https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/01/03/python-is-dead-long-live-python/

S2 Ep21 - Plundervolt, domain name gunfight and Facebook snubs Congress

Here are the week's top stories - we explain the Plundervolt attack, look into a gunfight over a domain name, and explore the encryption drama that's unfolding between Facebook and Congress. Host Anna Brading is joined by Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Paul Ducklin and Greg Iddon. Listen and share! Related articles: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/doitforstate-domain-name-thief-gets-14-years-for-pistol-whipping-plot https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/plundervolt-stealing-secrets-by-starving-your-computer-of-voltage https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/facebook-refuses-to-break-end-to-end-encryption