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S2 Ep41: Super-sized ransomware, FBI v Apple and AirPods hot or not

This week Peter shares how Ragnar Locker ransomware deploys a virtual machine to dodge security, Mark discusses the latest in the Apple v FBI saga and Duck talks "MagicPairing." Producer Alice Duckett is joined by Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Paul Ducklin and Peter Mackenzie. Listen now! Related articles: Signal secure messaging can now identify you without a phone number https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/22/signal-secure-messaging-can-now-identify-you-without-a-phone-number/ Apple and Google launch COVID-19 contact tracing API https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/22/apple-and-google-launch-covid-19-contact-tracing-api/ VIDEO: What is the dark web? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F3rz7GfPys&t=52s Ragnar Locker ransomware deploys virtual machine to dodge security https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/05/21/ragnar-locker-ransomware-deploys-virtual-machine-to-dodge-security/ FBI finally unlock shooter’s iPhones, Apple berated for not helping https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/20/fbi-finally-unlock-shooters-iphones-berate-apple-for-not-helping/ Apple “MagicPairing” for AirPods – the magic isn’t perfect yet https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/19/apple-magicpairing-for-airpods-the-magic-isnt-perfect-yet/

S2 Ep40: Demonic printers, a sleazy stalker and 10 reasons to patch

This week we discuss a customer who went to Subway for a sandwich and left with a stalker, demon printers and the things you should patch now. Producer Alice Duckett is joined by Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Paul Ducklin and Greg Iddon. Related articles: Beware the DHL delivery message email – it could be a package scam https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/13/beware-the-dhl-delivery-message-email-it-could-be-a-package-scam/ Microsoft joins encrypted DNS club with Windows 10 option https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/15/microsoft-joins-encrypted-dns-club-with-windows-10-option/ Criminal forum trading stolen data suffers ironic data breach https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/13/criminal-forum-trading-stolen-data-suffers-ironic-data-breach/ Woman stalked by sandwich server via her COVID-19 contact tracing info https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/14/woman-stalked-by-sandwich-server-via-her-covid-19-contact-tracing-info/ PrintDemon – patch this ancient Windows printer bug! https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/14/printdemon-patch-this-ancient-windows-printer-bug/ Top 10 most exploited vulnerabilities list released by FBI, DHS CISA https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/15/top-10-most-exploited-vulnerabilities-list-released-by-fbi-dhs-cisa/

S2 Ep39: Thunderspy, government encryption, and reply all mistakes

In this episode Mark discusses government encryption, Duck tells us why turning your computer off is a cool idea and Greg regales us with his reply all woes. Host Anna Brading is joined by Sophos experts Mark Stockley, Paul Ducklin, Greg Iddon and Producer Alice Duckett. Related articles: Clearview AI won’t sell vast faceprint collection to private companies https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/11/clearview-ai-wont-sell-vast-faceprint-collection-to-private-companies/ Celebrity personal data taken in ransomware attack https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/11/celebrity-personal-data-taken-in-ransomware-attack/ Reveal the identities of alleged pirates, court tells ISP https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/05/reveal-the-identities-of-alleged-pirates-court-tells-isp/ Maze ransomware: extorting victims for 1 year and counting https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/05/12/maze-ransomware-1-year-counting/ Thunderspy – why turning your computer off is a cool idea! https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/12/thunderspy-why-turning-your-computer-off-is-a-cool-idea/