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S2 Ep16 - BlueKeep's back, ransomware batters Spain, and yet more sextortion

Mass ransomware hit Spain earlier this week, BlueKeep's back and there's yet another twist in the sextortion saga. Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Peter Mackenzie and Paul Ducklin join Producer Alice Duckett this week to discuss. We also have a brand new Naked Security YouTube channel subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuTRp4eg7vwZFYMzHP4KDlA?view_as=subscriber Listen now! Related articles: RDP BlueKeep exploit shows why you really, really need to patch: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/rdp-bluekeep-exploit-shows-why-you-really-really-need-to-patch/ Ransomware attacks in Spain leave radio station in “hysteria”: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/spanish-ransomware-hits-two-companies/ Sextortion scammers are hijacking blogs – and victims are paying up: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/sextortion-scammers-are-hijacking-blog-sites/

S2 Ep 15 - City under attack! VPN hacked, floppies nixed

This week we discuss the cyberattack with a difference on the city Johannesburg, how a hacker accessed company web servers via NordVPN and why the US nuclear weapons command finally ditched 8-inch floppies. Host Anna Brading is joined by Mark Stockley, Greg Iddon and Peter Mackenzie. Listen now! Related articles: Ransomware with a difference as hackers threaten to release city data: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/28/johannesburg-hit-by-second-malware-attack/ Hacker breached servers used by NordVPN: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/23/hacker-breached-servers-used-by-nordvpn/ US nuclear weapons command finally ditches 8-inch floppies: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/22/us-nuclear-weapons-command-finally-ditches-8-inch-floppies/

S2 Ep 14 - Samsung fingerprint fail, mystery black boxes and invisible Android apps

This week we discuss the screen protector which bypasses fingerprint readers on Samsung’s flagship smartphones, icon-hiding Android adware and a mystery black box. Host Anna Brading is joined by Sophos experts Mark Stockley and - for his final appearance - Matt Boddy. Read our related articles here: Samsung fingerprint reader spoofed: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/21/samsung-galaxy-s10-fingerprint-reader-beaten-by-3-gel-protector/ Icon-hiding Android adware returns to the Play Market: https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2019/10/08/icon-hiding-android-adware-returns-to-the-play-market/ Pen testers find mystery black box connected to ship’s engines: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/17/pen-testers-find-mystery-black-box-connected-to-ships-engines/