Systems, Network, and Administration Podcast.

416: I.T. Phone Home
Nov 15 • 27 min
Ubiquiti's troublesome new telemetry, Jim's take on the modern Microsoft, and why Project Silica just might be the future of long term storage.Links:Sure, we made your Wi-Fi routers phone home with telemetry, says Ubiquiti. What of it? — Ubiquiti Networks…
415: It’s All About IOPS
Nov 1 • 34 min
We share our simple approach to disk benchmarking and explain why you should always test your pain points. Plus the basics of solid state disks and how to evaluate which model is right for you.Links:History of hard disk drives — WikipediaHow to Buy the…
414: Rooting for ZFS
Oct 18 • 42 min
We dive into Ubuntu 19.10's experimental ZFS installer and share our tips for making the most of ZFS on root. Plus why you may want to skip Nest Wifi, and our latest explorations of long range wireless protocols.Links:Decoding LoRa: Realizing a Modern…
413: The Coffee Shop Problem
Oct 4 • 32 min
We peer into the future with a quick look at quantum supremacy, debate the latest DNS over HTTPS drama, and jump through the hoops of HTTP/3. Plus when to use WARP, the secrets of Startpage, and the latest Ryzen release. Links:Why big ISPs aren’t happy…
412: Too Good To Be True
Sep 20 • 34 min
It's TechSNAP story time as we head out into the field with Jim and put Sure-Fi technology to the test. Plus an update on Wifi 6, an enlightening Chromebook bug, and some not-quite-quantum key distribution.Links:RF Chirp tech: Long distance, incredible…
411: Mobile Security Mistakes
Sep 6 • 29 min
We take a look at a few recent zero-day vulnerabilities for iOS and Android and find targeted attacks, bad assumptions, and changing markets. Plus what to expect from USB4 and an upcoming Linux scheduler speed-up for AMD's Epyc CPUs.Links:Google says…
410: Epyc Encryption
Aug 23 • 50 min
It's CPU release season and we get excited about AMD's new line of server chips. Plus our take on AMD's approach to memory encryption, and our struggle to make sense of Intel's Comet Lake line. Also, a few Windows worms you should know about, the end of…
409: Privacy Perspectives
Aug 9 • 39 min
We examine why it's so difficult to protect your privacy online and discuss browser fingerprinting, when to use a VPN, and the limits of private browsing. Plus Apple's blaring bluetooth beacons and Facebook's worrying plans for WhatsApp.Links:Apple bleee.…
408: Apollo’s ARC
Jul 26 • 35 min
We take a look at the amazing abilities of the Apollo Guidance Computer and Jim breaks down everything you need to know about the ZFS ARC. Plus an update on ZoL SIMD acceleration, your feedback, and an interesting new neuromorphic system from…
407: Old School Outages
Jul 11 • 42 min
Jim shares his Nagios tips and Wes chimes in with some modern tools as we chat monitoring in the wake of some high-profile outages. Plus we turn our eye to hardware and get excited about the latest Ryzen line from AMD.Links:Third parties confirm AMD’s…
406: SACK Attack
Jun 23 • 43 min
A new vulnerability may be the next 'Ping of Death'; we explore the details of SACK Panic and break down what you need to know. Plus Firefox zero days targeting Coinbase, the latest update on Rowhammer, and a few more reasons it's a great time to be a ZFS…
405: Update Uncertainty
Jun 11 • 30 min
We explore the risky world of exposed RDP, from the brute force GoldBrute botnet to the dangerously worm-able BlueKeep vulnerability. Plus the importance of automatic updates, and Jim's new backup box. Links:Errata Security: Almost One Million Vulnerable…
404: Prefork Pitfalls
May 25 • 33 min
We turn our eye to web server best practices, from the basics of CDNs to the importance of choosing the right multi-processing module. Plus the right way to setup PHP, the trouble with benchmarking, and when to choose NGiNX. Links:Jim’s Blog: Installing…
403: Keeping Systems Simple
May 11 • 46 min
We’re back from LinuxFest Northwest with an update on all things WireGuard, some VLAN myth busting, and the trade-offs of highly available systems.Links:TechSNAP Episode 390: What’s Up with WireGuardWireGuard Sent Out Again For Review — WireGuard lead…
402: Snapshot Sanity
Apr 25 • 31 min
We continue our take on ZFS as Jim and Wes dive in to snapshots, replication, and the magic on copy on write. Plus some handy tools to manage your snapshots, rsync war stories, and more!Links:sanoid: Policy-driven snapshot management and replication…
401: Everyday ZFS
Apr 12 • 47 min
Jim and Wes sit down to bust some ZFS myths and share their tips and tricks for getting the most out of the ultimate filesystem. Plus when not to use ZFS, the surprising way your disks are lying to you, and more!Links:ZFS - Ubuntu Wiki — ZFS is a combined…
400: Supply Chain Attacks
Mar 28 • 32 min
We break down the ASUS Live Update backdoor and explore why these kinds of supply chain attacks are on the rise. Plus an update from the linux vendor firmware service, your feedback, and more!Links:Joren Verspeurt on Twitter — The explanation you gave for…
399: Ethics in AI
Mar 15 • 38 min
Machine learning promises to change many industries, but with these changes come dangerous new risks. Join Jim and Wes as they explore some of the surprising ways bias can creep in and the serious consequences of ignoring these problems.Links:Microsoft’s…
398: Proper Password Procedures
Feb 28 • 31 min
We reveal the shady password practices that are all too common at many utility providers, and hash out why salts are essential to proper password storage. Plus the benefits of passphrases, and what you can do to keep your local providers on the up and…
397: Quality Tools
Feb 15 • 40 min
Join Jim and Wes as they battle bufferbloat, latency spikes, and network hogs with some of their favorite tools for traffic shaping, firewalling, and QoS. Plus the importance of sane defaults and why netdata belongs on every system.Links:Why you want QoS…
396: Floating Point Problems
Jan 31 • 27 min
Jim and Wes are joined by OpenZFS developer Richard Yao to explain why the recent drama over Linux kernel 5.0 is no big deal, and how his fix for the underlying issue might actually make things faster. Plus the nitty-gritty details of vectorized…
395: The ACME Era
Jan 20 • 33 min
We welcome Jim to the show, and he and Wes dive deep into all things Let’s Encrypt. The history, the clients, and the from-the-field details you'll want to know.Links: Let’s Encrypt and CertBot – JRS SystemsAutomatic Certificate Management Environment…
394: All About Azure
Jan 10 • 26 min
Wes is joined by a special guest to take a look back on the growth and development of Azure in 2018 and discuss some of its unique strengths.Special Guest: Chad M. Crowell.Links:Under the sea, Microsoft tests a datacenter that’s quick to deploy, could…
393: Back to our /roots
Jan 3 • 22 min
In a special new year’s episode we take a moment to reflect on the show’s past, its future, and say goodbye to an old friend.Links:Jim Salter — Jim Salter (@jrssnet) is an author, public speaker, small business owner, mercenary sysadmin, and father of…
392: Keeping up with Kubernetes
Dec 12, 2018 • 27 min
A security vulnerability in Kubernetes causes a big stir, but we’ll break it all down and explain what went wrong. Plus the biggest stories out of Kubecon, and serverless gets serious.Links:Everything that was announced at KubeConCNCF to Host etcd — The…
391: Firecracker Fundamentals
Nov 29, 2018 • 21 min
We break down Firecracker Amazon’s new open source kvm powered, virtual machine monitor, and explore what makes it different from the options on the market now. Plus some good news for OpenBGP and the wider internet community, and a handy tool for…
390: What’s Up with WireGuard
Nov 22, 2018 • 34 min
WireGuard has a lot of buzz around it and for many good reasons. We’ll explain what WireGuard is specifically, what it can do, and maybe more importantly, what it can’t.Special Guest: Jim Salter.Links:How to easily configure WireGuard — At its core, all…
389: The Future of HTTP
Nov 15, 2018 • 43 min
Wes is joined by special guest Jim Salter to discuss Google's recent BGP outage and the future of HTTP. Plus the latest router botnet, why you should never go full UPnP, and the benefits of building your own home router.Special Guest: Jim…
388: The One About eBPF
Oct 25, 2018 • 36 min
We explain what eBPF is, how it works, and its proud BSD production legacy. eBPF is a technology that you’re going to be hearing more and more about. It powers low-overhead custom analysis tools, handles network security in a containerized world, and…
387: Private Cloud Building Blocks
Oct 11, 2018 • 33 min
We bring in Amy Marrich to break down the building blocks of OpenStack. There are nearly an overwhelming number of ways to manage your infrastructure, and we learn about one of the original tools. Plus a few warm up stories, a war story, and more.Special…
386: What Makes Google Cloud Different
Oct 4, 2018 • 34 min
We bring on our Google Cloud expert and explore the fundamentals, demystify some of the magic, and ask what makes Google Cloud different. Plus how Google hopes Roughtime will solve one of the web’s biggest problems, some great emails, and more!Special…
385: 3 Things to Know About Kubernetes
Sep 27, 2018 • 23 min
Kubernetes expert Will Boyd joins us to explain the top 3 things to know about Kubernetes, when it’s the right tool for the job, and building highly available production grade clusters. Plus the privacy improvements that could be coming to HTTPS, and a…
384: Interplanetary Peers
Sep 21, 2018 • 37 min
Jon the Nice Guy joins Wes to discuss all things IPFS. We'll explore what it does, how it works, and why it might be the best hope for a decentralized internet. Plus, Magecart strikes again, Alpine has package problems, and why you shouldn't trust Western…
383: The Power of Shame
Sep 14, 2018 • 51 min
TechSNAP progenitor and special guest Allan Jude joins us to talk mobile security, hand out some SSH tips and tricks, and discuss why security shaming works so well. Plus, how Mozilla is protecting their GitHub repos, a check-in on Equifax, and some great…
382: Domestic Disappointments
Sep 6, 2018 • 44 min
We’re joined by a special guest to discuss the failures of campaign security, the disastrous consequences of a mismanaged firewall, and the suspicious case of Speck. Plus the latest vulnerabilities in Wireshark and OpenSSH, the new forensic hotness from…
381: Here Comes Cloud DNS
Aug 29, 2018 • 23 min
To make DNS more secure, we must move it to the cloud! At least that’s what Mozilla and Google suggest. We breakdown DNS-over-HTTPS, why it requires a “cloud” component, and the advantages it has over traditional DNS. Plus new active attacks against…
380: Terminal Fault
Aug 16, 2018 • 32 min
Microsoft’s making radical changes to Windows 10, and a new type of speculative execution attack on Intel’s processors is targeting cloud providers.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit…
379: SegmentSmack is Whack
Aug 10, 2018 • 29 min
Take down a Linux or FreeBSD box with just 2kpps of traffic, own Homebrew in 30 minutes, and infiltrate an entire network via the Inkjet printers. It’s a busy TechSNAP week.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo…
378: Two-Factor Fraud
Aug 2, 2018 • 31 min
Reddit’s Two Factor procedures fail, while Google’s prevents years of attacks. We’ll look at the different approaches, and discuss the fundamental weakness of Reddit’s approach. Plus a Spectre attack over the network, BGP issues take out Telegram, and…
377: Linux Under Pressure
Aug 1, 2018 • 29 min
Some new tools will give you better insights into your system under extreme load, and we flash back to the days of AOL and discuss the new way social hackers are spreading malware. Plus the death of a TLD, the return of SamSam, and more!Sponsored By:Ting:…
376: Google Don’t Front
Jul 26, 2018 • 35 min
Google and Amazon recently shutdown Domain Fronting. Their abrupt change has created a building backlash. We’ll explain what Domain Fronting is, how activists can use it to avoid censorship, and why large organizations are compelled to disable it. Plus…
375: Surprise Root Access
Jul 19, 2018 • 35 min
Google's Cloud Platform suffers an outage, and iPhones in India get owned after a very specific attack. Plus how a malware author built a massive 18,000 strong Botnet in one day, and Cisco finds more "undocumented" root passwords.Sponsored By:Ting: Save…
374: Quantum Resistant Encryption
Jul 13, 2018 • 47 min
Good progress is being made on post-quantum resilient computing. We’ll explain how they’re achieving it, the risks facing traditional cryptography. Plus how bad defaults led to the theft of military Drone docs, new attacks against LTE networks,…
373: FreeBSD Already Does That
Jul 5, 2018 • 95 min
Allan Jude and Wes sit-down for a special live edition of the TechSNAP program. Joined by Jed and Jeff they have a wide ranging organic conversation. Special Guest: Allan Jude.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo…
372: Logs and Metrics and Traces, Oh My!
Jun 14, 2018 • 36 min
Netflix has learned the hard way how to utilize all the logs, we cover their lessons in their journey to build a fully observable system. Plus the Lazy State FPU bug that cropped up this week, backdoored Docker images, your questions, and more!Sponsored…
371: They Never Learn
Jun 7, 2018 • 44 min
Microsoft puts a data center under the ocean, and they might be onto something. The Zip Slip vulnerability sneaks into your software, and VPNFilter turns out to be more complicated than first known. Plus the mass exploit of Drupalgeddon2 continues, we…
370: Hidden in Plain Sight
Jun 1, 2018 • 51 min
We explain how the much hyped VPNFilter malware actually works, and its rather surprising sophistication. Plus a clear break down of the recent Kubernetes news, how a 40 year old tel-co protocol is being abused today, and a Git vulnerability you should…
369: Another Pass at Bypass
May 23, 2018 • 44 min
We’ll explain how Speculative Store Bypass works, and the new mitigation techniques that are inbound. Plus this week’s security news has a bit of a theme, and we share some great war stories sent into the show.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off a device, or…
368: EFail Explained
May 15, 2018 • 36 min
The EFail hype-train has hit hypersonic speed, we’ll tap the breaks and explain who disclosed it, what it is, what it’s not, our recommendations, and early reactions. Plus things to consider when deciding on-premises vs a cloud deployment, and the all…
367: FreeNAS Uber Build
May 8, 2018 • 37 min
Our FreeNAS build is complete and Allan’s back to cover the final details. Plus the new GPU attack against Android phones, and a perfect example of poor IoT security.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code:…
366: Catching up with Allan
May 2, 2018 • 48 min
We catch up with Allan Jude and he shares stories of hunting network bottlenecks, memories of old firewalls, and some classic ZFS updates. Plus the vulnerabilities found in Volkswagen cars, and the lengths a security research went to create the ultimate…
365: The Unfixable Exploit
Apr 24, 2018 • 38 min
Hardware flaws that can’t be solved, human errors at the physical layer, and spoofing cellular networks with a $5 dongle. Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off a device, or get $25 in service credits! Promo Code: Visit techsnap.ting.comDigital Ocean: Apply our…
364: The Case for Monitoring
Apr 18, 2018 • 37 min
We cover all the bases this week in our TechSNAP introduction to server monitoring. Why you should monitor, what you should monitor, the basics of Nagios, the biggest drawbacks of Nagios, its alternatives, and our lessons learned from the trenches.…
363: Tips from the Top
Apr 12, 2018 • 35 min
Getting started or getting ahead in IT is a moving target, so we’ve crowd sourced some of the best tips and advice to help. Plus a tricky use of zero-width characters to catch a leaker, a breakdown of the new BranchScope attack, and a full post-mortem of…
362: Rebuilding it Better
Apr 5, 2018 • 35 min
It’s a TechSNAP introduction to Terraform, a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Plus a recent spat of data leaks suggest a common theme, Microsoft’s self inflicted Total Meltdown flaw, and playing around…
361: It’s All in the Log
Mar 29, 2018 • 32 min
Embarrassing flaws get exposed when the logs get reviewed, Atlanta city government gets shut down by Ransomware, and the cleverest little Android malware you’ll ever meet. Plus we go from a hacked client to a Zero-day discovery, answer some questions, ask…
360: AMD Flaws Explained
Mar 22, 2018 • 29 min
We cut through the noise and explain in clear terms what’s really been discovered. The botched disclosure of flaws in AMD products has overshadowed the technical details of the vulnerabilities, and we aim to fix that.. Plus another DNS Rebinding attack is…
359: Netflix’s Dark Capacity
Mar 15, 2018 • 31 min
Netflix has a few tricks we can learn from, and the story of clever malware that was operating undetected since 2012. Plus we discuss Let's Encrypt’s Wildcard support and explain what ACME v2 is. Then we detail the bad position Samba 4 admins are in, and…
358: A Future Without Servers
Mar 1, 2018 • 36 min
The term serverless gets thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean? What are the benefits and the drawbacks? It’s a TechSNAP introduction to Serverless Architecture. Plus new research with ideas to dramatically improve private web browsing, the…
357: The Return of Spectre
Feb 22, 2018 • 31 min
New variants, bad patches, busted microcode and devastated performance. It’s a TechSNAP Meltdown and Spectre check up. Plus Tesla gets hit by Monero Cryptojacking, and a dating site that matches people based on their bad passwords…. So we gave it a…
356: The Concern with Containers
Feb 15, 2018 • 37 min
The problems containers can’t solve, nasty security flaws in Skype and Telegram, and Cisco discovers they have a bigger issue on their hands then first realized. And the latest jaw-dropping techniques to extract data from air-gapped systems.Sponsored…
355: Operation FreeNAS Rescue
Feb 8, 2018 • 40 min
We save our FreeNAS Mini from the edge, and perform an emergency migration to much larger hardware. Plus 12 tips for secure authentication, the future of network security where there is no LAN, a botnet exploiting Android ADB, and your questions.Sponsored…
354: Here Come the Script Kiddies
Feb 1, 2018 • 51 min
AutoSploit has the security industry in a panic, so we give it a go. To our surprise we discover systems at the DOD, Amazon, and other places vulnerable to this automated attack. We’ll tell you all about it, and what these 400 lines of Python known as…
353: Too Many Containers
Jan 25, 2018 • 43 min
We introduce you to Kubernetes, what problems it solves, why everyone is talking about it, and where it came from. Also who shouldn’t be using Kubernetes, and the problems you can run into when scaling it. Plus how you can store files in others DNS…
352: Stop Using apt-get
Jan 23, 2018 • 36 min
And start using configuration management. Embrace reproducibility of systems, and streamlined management with TechSNAP’s introduction to Configuration Management. Plus the news of the week that could impact your systems, feedback, and more.Sponsored…
351: Performance Meltdown
Jan 11, 2018 • 41 min
The types of workloads that will see the largest performance impacts from Meltdown, tools to test yourself, and the outlook for 2018. Plus a concise breakdown of Meltdown, Spectre, and side-channel attacks like only TechSNAP can. Then we run through the…
350: Trials of TLS
Dec 29, 2017 • 50 min
The trials and tribulations of the long journey to TLS 1.3, and the “middleware” that’s keeping us from having nice things. Plus a pack of Leaky S3 bucket stories and the data that was exposed. Then we do a deep dive into some SMB fundamentals and…
349: All Natural Namespaces
Dec 21, 2017 • 50 min
Network Namespaces have been around for a while, but there may be be some very practical ways to use them that you’ve never considered. Wes does a deep dive into a very flexible tool. Plus what might be the world’s most important killswitch, the real…
348: Server Neglect
Dec 14, 2017 • 49 min
Authors of one of the most infamous botnets of all time get busted, researchers discover keyloggers built into HP Laptops, the major HomeKit flaw no one is talking about, and the new version of FreeNAS packs a lot of features for a point release. Plus an…
347: A Farewell to Dan | TechSNAP 347
Nov 30, 2017 • 99 min
We say farewell to Dan, but don't despair, we've still got a ton of great topics to cover as we say goodbye. We compare the handling of recent data breaches at imgur & DJI, share some in-depth guides on beefing up your security posture & see Dan off with…
346: Neutral Nets | TechSNAP 346
Nov 20, 2017 • 77 min
We get depressed over some new stats confirming our worst fears about the huge number of outdated and unpatched android systems. But, in some good news, Github wants to help you, and your open source projects, stay secure with their new Security Alerts…
345: Namespaces GOTO Jail | TechSNAP 345
Nov 18, 2017 • 112 min
We can’t contain our excitement as we dive deep into the world of jails, zones & so-called linux containers. Dan shares his years of experience using the time-tested original bad boy of containers, FreeBSD jails. Wes breaks down cgroups, namespaces &…
344: SSL Strippers | TechSNAP 344
Nov 8, 2017 • 78 min
You may think that’s a secure password field, but don’t be fooled! We’ve got the disturbing tale of some negligent websites & their fraudulent fonts. Then, some top tips to evaluate the security of your banking institutions & best practices for verbal…
343: Low Security Pillow Storage | TechSNAP 343
Nov 1, 2017 • 87 min
We’ve got some top tips to turn you from ssh-novice to port-forwarding master. Plus the latest on the confusing story of Kaspersky, the NSA & a bone-headed contractor. Then, our backup sense is tingling, with the story of $30,000 lost to a forgotten pin.…
342: Cloudy with a chance of ABI | TechSNAP 342
Oct 25, 2017 • 101 min
We air Microsoft's dirty laundry as news leaks about their less than stellar handling of a security database breach, plus a fascinating story of deceit, white lies, and tacos; all par for the course in the world of social engineering, and we find out that…
341: HAMR Time | TechSNAP 341
Oct 18, 2017 • 68 min
We've got bad news for Wifi-lovers as the KRACK hack takes the world by storm; We have the details & some places to watch to make sure you stay patched. Plus, some distressing revelations about third party access to your personal information through some…
340: Spy Tapes | TechSNAP 340
Oct 12, 2017 • 109 min
We try our hand at spycraft with a set of espionage themed stories covering everything from the latest troubles at Kaspersky to the strategic implications of responsible disclosure at the NSA. Plus, a few more reasons to be careful with what you post on…
339: Laying Internet Pipe | TechSNAP 339
Oct 5, 2017 • 74 min
We cover the problematic implications of SESTA, the latest internet regulations proposed in the US, plus some PR troubles for CBS’s Showtime after cryptocoin mining software was found embedded in their webpage & Dan gets excited as we discuss why…
338: Patch Your S3it | TechSNAP 338
Sep 27, 2017 • 67 min
Distrustful US allies further delay the NSA’s new crypto, Viacom’s leaky buckets almost expose its entire IT infrastructure, plus a few more Equifax mishaps & a government spyware tool that might just be masquerading as your favorite app. And of course…
337: FCC’s Free Offsite Storage | TechSNAP 337
Sep 19, 2017 • 83 min
That Equifax hack? So last week! This weeks vulnerability is BlueBorne, a new attack on just about every bluetooth capable device. We've got the details, and what you need to know to get patched. Plus some of our favorite overlooked shell commands & a…
336: Equihax | TechSNAP 336
Sep 13, 2017 • 88 min
Equifax got hacked, some top tips for staying safe & a debate over just who's to blame for vulnerable open source software. Then Google's breaking up with Symantec & we take a little time for Sysadmin 101, this time, ticketing systems.
335: Extended Usefulness | TechSNAP 335
Sep 6, 2017 • 95 min
We're extending your filesystems usefulness with extended attributes! We learn what they are & how they might be useful. Plus, we take a look behind the scenes of a major spambot operation & check in with Bruce Schneier on the state of internet privacy.
334: HPKP: Hard to Say, Hard to Use | TechSNAP 334
Aug 30, 2017 • 84 min
We discuss, and struggle to pronounce, the difficulties in deploying HTTP public key pinning & some possible alternatives you should consider. Then we get excited for (n+1)sec, a new protocol for distributed multiparty chat encryption & explore the…
333: Rsync On Ice | TechSNAP 333
Aug 25, 2017 • 94 min
We take a trip to the ends of the earth and hear some stories of tech support in Antarctica, cover a surprisingly reasonable new suggested standard for responsible disclosure & discuss Kreb’s latest adventures in the world of deep-insert credit card…
332: Leaky Pumps | TechSNAP 332
Aug 16, 2017 • 88 min
With some clever new card skimmer tech we’ve got one more reason to watch your wallet at the gas pump, plus a few handy recommendations for postgres migrations & Dan dives deep into his quest for the ultimate boot and nuke experience. Plus your feedback,…
331: BTRFS is Toast | TechSNAP 331
Aug 9, 2017 • 84 min
We discuss just how hard, or not, responsible disclosure really is, share some sad news about the status of BTRFS on RHEL, a few more reasons to use ZFS. Then, we find out if our passwords have been cracked, reveal Dan’s password hashes live on air & more!
330: Netflix Lab Rats | TechSNAP 330
Aug 2, 2017 • 81 min
Dan does some sleuthing & finds that the story of a major data leak isn’t quite what it seems, then a new Talos report that shows a large number of unpatched & unprotected memcached servers. We discuss just how bad that might be. Plus, between some…
329: Teeny Weeny DNS Server | TechSNAP 329
Jul 26, 2017 • 81 min
We've got the latest on some mysterious mac malware that's been lurking for years, a handy new tool to help you monitor, backup and generally work with your DNS infrastructure & possibly more problems for Symantec, the certificate authority who just can't…
328: LetsEncrypt is a SNAP | TechSNAP 328
Jul 19, 2017 • 96 min
The recent ‘Devil’s Ivy’ vulnerability has caused quite a rash in the security journalism community. Is it as bad as poison ivy or just a bunch of hyperbole? We discuss. Plus you’ve heard of public key encryption, but what lies beyond? We cover some…
327: Unsecured IO | TechSNAP 327
Jul 12, 2017 • 103 min
GNUPG has just released a fix for a dangerous side-channel attack that could expose your private key, a leak of NASDAQ test data was picked up by real news organizations and caused a bit of a panic & the fascinating story of a security researched who…
326: Broadband from Space | TechSNAP 326
Jul 5, 2017 • 96 min
A new satellite broadband ISP has approval to serve the US, are their low-latency claims too good to be true? UK Law enforcement claims that visiting the dark web is a potential sign of terrorism, watch out tor users! Then we follow a Krebs’ deep dive…
325: Google Reads Your Email | TechSNAP 325
Jun 28, 2017 • 81 min
We go to air just as a massive cyberattack strikes Europe, Google stops reading your email, well sorta maybe & we discuss the latest debate over US government access to overseas data. Plus some fantastic feedback, a robust roundup & so much more!
324: DNS Mastery | TechSNAP 324
Jun 21, 2017 • 102 min
We’ve got the latest on the ‘Stack Crash’ vulnerability affecting a UNIX OS near you. Plus thanks to a recent RNC data leak we’ve got your name, address, birthday & a lot more personal information! Then Dan does a deep dive on his DNS infrastructure, some…
323: Comment & Control | TechSNAP 323
Jun 14, 2017 • 98 min
Dan's back from BSDCAN with peanut butter, taps, and a new library that's the source of all truth. Then we've got the story of Britney Spears latest career move: controlling botnets through Instagram comments & Dan teaches us about steganography and how…
322: #NotMyInternet | TechSNAP 322
Jun 7, 2017 • 97 min
We discuss who really controls the internet & just how centralized and potentially vulnerable it has become. Plus the latest security letdowns from Windows 10, the story of a questionably ethical hacker & Zomato's data breach. Plus some fantastic…
321: A Burrito Stole My Money | TechSNAP 321
May 31, 2017 • 84 min
Not only is the UK leaving the Eurozone, they are starting their own internet, this time with more surveillance! Then we’ve got some top tips on getting recruited by the Israeli NSA & the details of some new WannaCry wannabes that may be infecting a…
320: Kill Switch Engage | TechSNAP 320
May 23, 2017 • 78 min
We’ve got another round of WannaCry analysis, the latest on the FCCs battle over Net neutrality. Then IPv6 Tunnels & you, a 2017 check-in. Plus some fantastic feedback, a robust roundup & so much more!
319: When IT Security Cries | TechSNAP 319
May 17, 2017 • 80 min
The WannaCry Worm has brought the world to tears. We’ve got the latest details, conspiracy theories, fallout & some tissues. Plus a keylogger that may be hiding in your audio driver, some great hardware recommendations from the audience, your great…
318: All Drives Die | TechSNAP 318
May 10, 2017 • 79 min
Turns out you’ve been doing passwords wrong, but don’t worry, we’ve got the latest and greatest guidance from NIST. Plus the latest numbers from BackBlaze with some interesting conclusions about enterprise drives. Then the details about that google docs…
317: Some Fishy Chips | TechSNAP 317
May 3, 2017 • 98 min
Intel’s patched a remote execution exploit that’s been lurking in their chips for the past nine years, we’ve got the details & some handy tips to check if you’re affected. Then Dan does a deep dive into friend of the show Tarsnap: what it is, how to use…
316: PHP Steals Your Nuts | TechSNAP 316
Apr 26, 2017 • 102 min
The squirrels have gotten in the mailbag as the guys discuss an unfortunate new vulnerability in Squirrelmail. Plus an interesting new entrant to the anonymous domain name space from some of the internet’s most famous rabble rousers. Then Dan & Wes get…
315: Tales of FileSystems | TechSNAP 315
Apr 19, 2017 • 96 min
We’ve got the latest gossip on Apple’s brand new filesystem & why you should care! Plus Dan dives deep into the wonderful world of ZFS and FreeBSD jails & shows us how he is putting them to use in his latest server build. Plus it’s your fantastic…
314: Cyber Liability | TechSNAP 314
Apr 12, 2017 • 104 min
We cover some fascinating new research that can steal your phone’s PIN using just the on-board sensors. Then we cover how computer security is broken from top to bottom and Dan does another deep dive, this time on everyone’s favorite database,…
313: Wifi Stack Overfloweth | TechSNAP 313
Apr 5, 2017 • 101 min
Your Wifi Stack is under attack! But dont worry, Apple’s got the patch & we’ve got the story. Then the latest ATM hacking tips that will only cost you $15 & Dan does a deep dive into Let’s Encrypt! Plus it’s your feedback, a huge roundup & so much more!
312: Privacy is Dead | TechSNAP 312
Mar 29, 2017 • 102 min
This week, we sell your private browsing history to the highest bidder! Oh wait, that’s your ISP! We cover the latest rollback of internet privacy regulations in the US, plus the surprisingly uplifting story of script kiddies getting their day in court,…
311: Check Yo Checksum | TechSNAP 311
Mar 22, 2017 • 121 min
The guys break with the usual format & turn things over to Dan for a deep deep dive on Bacula! Then it’s the latest Yahoo hack news & a few more reasons you should already be using ZFS. Plus it’s your feedback, a huge roundup & so much more!
310: Don’t Panic & P your S | TechSNAP 310
Mar 15, 2017 • 87 min
We crack open Vault 7 & are a little let down by what's inside, give you one more reason you should already be using ZFS & just when you thought you could trust your phone again, we’ve got the story of preinstalled Android malware. Then it’s your…
309: Bad Boy Backups | TechSNAP 309
Mar 8, 2017 • 90 min
We’ve got the sad story of cloud-enabled toys leading to, you guessed it, leaking customer’s personal information! Plus a case of backups gone bad, but this time, it’s a good thing! Then it’s your feedback, a huge roundup, and so much more!
308: Cloudy with a Chance of Leaks | TechSNAP 308
Mar 1, 2017 • 81 min
Google heard you like hashes so they broke SHA1, we’ve got the details. Plus we dive in to Cloudflare's data disaster, Dan shows us his rack, your feedback, a huge roundup & so much more!
307: State Sponsored Audiophiles | TechSNAP 307
Feb 22, 2017 • 67 min
The details on the latest WordPress vulnerability, then the surprising, or perhaps not so surprising takeover of a cybersecurity firms website & watch out, hacker’s may be using your microphone to steal your data! Plus a packed roundup, your feedback & so…
306: Metadata Matters | TechSNAP 306
Feb 15, 2017 • 117 min
The latest on just who has access to your private email, Dan dives deep on the GitLab Postmortem & did you know that Transport for London has been tracking your wifi? We’ve got the details. Plus a packed roundup, your feedback & so much more!
305: Gambling with Code | TechSNAP 305
Feb 8, 2017 • 105 min
We’ve got the latest on GitLabs data disaster, a clever new method to cheat at the slots & a new Netgear exploit thats coming for your network! Plus your feedback, a giant roundup & much, much more!
304: Three C’s to Tweet By | TechSNAP 304
Feb 1, 2017 • 98 min
The guys cover Dropbox bugs that could be holding on to your deleted files, explain what the heck ATM ‘shimmers’ are & talk about how to keep your secret identity secret. Plus your feedback, a packed roundup & much more!
303: DDos Mafia | TechSNAP 303
Jan 25, 2017 • 63 min
A remote vulnerability in Ansible has been patched, the latest updates on the Mirai botnet, our first TechSNAP challenge, your feedback, a gigantic roundup & so much more!
302: Internet of Voice Triggers | TechSNAP 302
Jan 17, 2017 • 37 min
The Github enterprise SQL scare, malware that lives in your browser, Dan’s mail server war story, your feedback, a righteous roundup & more! Note: This is a shorter episode because the hosts are new and the first recording was also a double episode…
301: The Next Generation | TechSNAP 301
Jan 11, 2017 • 38 min
Malware that evades blocking systems and getting into BSD for the first time. Plus a fresh round up, your questions & much, much more!
300: 2089 Days Uptime | TechSNAP 300
Jan 6, 2017 • 133 min
How the hack of DigiNotar changed the infrastructure of the Internet forever, changing the way we think about security & how to hide malware in a PNG. Plus a packed round up, great emails & more in a packed 300th episode!
299: Fancy Bear Misfire.apk | TechSNAP 299
Dec 29, 2016 • 93 min
PHPMailer puts almost every PHP CMS at risk, the Fancy Bear Android Malware that has a complicated past & the new botnet that likes brag. Plus great questions, a packed round up & much, much more!
298: Best of 2016 | TechSNAP 298
Dec 22, 2016 • 90 min
We've given the Jupiter Broadcasting staff the holidays off, so lets take this moment to have a look back at some of the best moments of TechSNAP in 2016!
297: The Bourne Avalanche | TechSNAP 297
Dec 15, 2016 • 93 min
The Malvertising campaign that targets routers, script kiddies get a talking to & the Avalanche crime ringleader is on the run. Plus your questions, a packed round up & more!
296: Schoolhouse Exploits | TechSNAP 296
Dec 9, 2016 • 99 min
Project Zero breaks the chain, we share stories from our mischievous past & malware as a service gets busted. Plus your great questions, a packed round up & much, much more!
295: Shift+F10 and Done | TechSNAP 295
Dec 1, 2016 • 94 min
A researcher accidentally roots Microsoft Azure’s Red Hat Update Infrastructure, newly discovered router flaw in-the-wild & hacking Windows 10 by holding down the shift key. Plus your questions, our answers & a great round up!
294: Turkey.deb | TechSNAP 294
Nov 24, 2016 • 92 min
The Debian packaging flaw that exposes your server, we go over the state of the Internet… report that is & hacking 27% of the web. Plus some great questions, a fantastic round up & much, much more!
293: Root in 70 Seconds | TechSNAP 293
Nov 18, 2016 • 125 min
Get a root shell by holding down enter, comprising a Linux desktop using an NES & PoisonTap, the impressive little hacking tool. Plus your great questions, a poppin’ round up & much, much more!
292: Unix Security Trifecta | TechSNAP 292
Nov 10, 2016 • 104 min
It’s a trifecta of Unix vulnerabilities, our concerns with LessPass & a very valuable vulnerability. Plus your questions, our answers, a spicy round up & much, much more!
291: Nuclear IoT Toaster | TechSNAP 291
Nov 3, 2016 • 68 min
We go deep into sophisticated modular malware & meet the manufacturer who vows to recall their IoT devices used in recent attacks. Plus home server questions, a fun round-up & more!
290: Internet Snow Day | TechSNAP 290
Oct 27, 2016 • 83 min
A large managed DNS provider was taken down by a DDoS, we’ll tell you all about Dyn’s big outage. Then we beat the dead dirty CoW, answer your questions, a breaking news round up & more!
289: Long Broken SSL History | TechSNAP 289
Oct 21, 2016 • 161 min
Spreading the DDoS Disease & selling the cure, we have the audit results of TrueCrypt’s replacement & a comprehensive history of the most important events that shaped the SSL ecosystem. Plus your great questions, our answers & much… Much MORE!
288: Internet of Default Passwords | TechSNAP 288
Oct 14, 2016 • 100 min
The Internet of Things is the Internet of Terrible, we’ll round up the week’s stories & submit the TechSNAP solution to you the audience. Plus the security cost of Android fragmentation, great questions & a packed round up!
287: Open Source Botnet | TechSNAP 287
Oct 7, 2016 • 132 min
The Source code for a historic botnet has been released, the tale of a DNS packet & four ways to hack ATMs. Plus your hard questions, our answers, a rockin' roundup & more!
286: Botnet of Things | TechSNAP 286
Sep 29, 2016 • 126 min
Krebs is hit with DDoS attack & then gets kicked off of Akamai. We’ll tell you about the record breaking details, Firefox puts it foot down, picking NFS or Samba… Your questions, our answers, a packed Round Up & much more!
285: OpSec for Script Kiddies | TechSNAP 285
Sep 22, 2016 • 61 min
The FBI arrests the script kiddies that hacked the CIA director, how Dropbox hacks your Mac & the guys behind a DDoS for hire service get busted. Plus great questions, our answers, a rockin roundup & more!
284: Buffalo Overflow | TechSNAP 284
Sep 15, 2016 • 77 min
Massive drive failures after a datacenter gas attack. A critical MySQL vulnerability you should know about & is Cisco responsible for the death of an MMO? Plus great questions, our answers & much more!
283: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Ethernet | TechSNAP 283
Sep 9, 2016 • 83 min
How a modified USB ethernet adapter can steal credentials, a new compression algorithm from Facebook that might be legit & the terrible terrible security of a consumer NAS. Plus great questions, our answers, a fun roundup & much, much more!
282: The Shadow Knows | TechSNAP 282
Sep 1, 2016 • 93 min
The ShadowBrokers release a batch of the NSA’s tools & we dive in. A Google login issue allows for credential theft & researchers map the Netflix content delivery network! Plus great feedback, follow up, a rockin' roundup & much, much more!
281: iPhishing Expedition | TechSNAP 281
Aug 25, 2016 • 82 min
iOS targeted malware in the wild, the simple approach to hacking electronic safes & how digital forensics prove a journalist was framed. Plus your great questions, a packed round up & much more!
280: Microsoft’s Golden Ticket | TechSNAP 280
Aug 18, 2016 • 98 min
Microsoft leaks their golden key, allowing attackers to unlock secure boot systems, a security breach at Oracle exposes hundreds of companies & Linux has an embarrassing networking stack bug. Plus your questions, our answers & a packed round up!
279: The Internet is Dying | TechSNAP 279
Aug 11, 2016 • 68 min
Why the Internet needs it’s own version of cancer researchers, bypassing chip and pin protections & the 2016 Pwnie Awards from Blackhat! Plus your questions, our answers & much, much more!
278: Dangerous Dangling Quotes | TechSNAP 278
Aug 4, 2016 • 92 min
How to get an SSL certificate for other people’s domains, how to decrypt HTTPS traffic with some javascript & the latest storage reliability report. Plus great questions & a rocking round up!
277: Internet Power Struggle | TechSNAP 277
Jul 29, 2016 • 89 min
We’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace & Bruce Schneier breaks it down. PHP gets broken, PornHub gets hacked & the disgruntled employee who wiped the router configs on his way out the door. Plus great emails, a packed round up &…
276: Bitmap Pox | TechSNAP 276
Jul 21, 2016 • 79 min
A new vulnerability in many websites, Oracle’s Outside In Technology, Turned Inside-Out & the value of a hacked company. Plus your questions, our answers, a really great round up & much more!
275: Ending Ransomware | TechSNAP 275
Jul 14, 2016 • 85 min
A potential solution to Ransomware, the 15 year bug that cost CitiGroup $7 Million dollars, Dropbox’s new middle out compression & another flaw that affects all versions of Windows. Plus your questions, our answers, a packed roundup & more!
274: Windows Exploit Edition | TechSNAP 274
Jul 7, 2016 • 88 min
On this weeks episode we cover a UEFI firmware bug that is affecting computers including ThinkPads, tell you how your windows box can be totally pwned even if it's fully encrypted & talk about the shortcomings of the MD5 checksum. Plus the feedback, the…
273: Make Ads GIF Again | TechSNAP 273
Jun 30, 2016 • 97 min
Project Zero lays into Symantec’s enterprise products, the botnet you’ll never find & the poor security of HTML5 video ads. Plus your questions, our answers & much more!
272: Game of File Systems | TechSNAP 272
Jun 23, 2016 • 127 min
What’s got Windows admins in a Panic? Total chaos my friends, we’ll tell you why. Extensive coverage of Apple’s new filesystem, Ransomware that might just impress you… Your great questions, our answers, a packed round up & much, much more!
271: Apple Pretend Filesystem | TechSNAP 271
Jun 16, 2016 • 118 min
Why didn’t Apple choose ZFS for its new filesystem? We journey through the long history of ZFS at Apple. Plus how the BadTunnel bug can hijack traffic from all versions of Windows & should we worry about Intel’s management tech? Plus great questions, a…
270: Signature Bloatware Updates | TechSNAP 270
Jun 9, 2016 • 75 min
The bloatware shipping on those new computers is way, way worse than you probably thought, Internet exposed printers & the thrilling story of reverse engineering an ATM skimmer. Yes that’s really a thing. Plus great questions, our answers & more!
269: 10,000 Cables Under the Sea | TechSNAP 269
Jun 2, 2016 • 101 min
Windows exploits for sale at a great price, how the Internet works, yes, seriously & it’s awesome! Plus we solve some of your problems, a great roundup & more!
268: PIS Poor DNS | TechSNAP 268
May 26, 2016 • 89 min
Is the “Dark Cloud” hype, or a real technology? Using DNS tunneling for remote command and control & the big problem with 1-Day exploits. Plus your great question, our answers, a breaking news roundup & more!
267: My Kingdom for a VLAN | TechSNAP 267
May 19, 2016 • 83 min
A typo stops a billion dollar bank hack, a vulnerability in 7zip that might surprise you & the best solutions for secure remote network access. Your great questions, our answers, a packed round up & more!
266: Curl Sleeper Agent | TechSNAP 266
May 12, 2016 • 100 min
Zero-day exploits striking over 100 systems, if you think copying links to bash scripts from the internet is okay, maybe you shouldn’t be root & the day Google automated itself off the internet. Plus your questions, our answers, a huge round up & more!
265: Insecure Socket Layer | TechSNAP 265
May 6, 2016 • 85 min
A critical flaw in that bit of software tucked far far away that you never think about… Until now, we explain why ImageTragick is a pain. More OpenSSL flaws & fraudsters stealing tax data from the motherload. Plus great questions, our answers, a packed…
264: On Target | TechSNAP 264
Apr 28, 2016 • 86 min
This week, Chris & allan are both out of town at different shenanigans, but they recorded a sneaky episode for you in which they recap the Target breach, from when the news broke to the lessons learned and everything in between!
263: One Key to Rule Them All | TechSNAP 263
Apr 21, 2016 • 70 min
This week, the FBI says APT6 has pawned the government for the last 5 years, Unaoil: a company that’s bribing the world & Researchers find a flaw in the visa database. All that plus a packed feedback, roundup & more!
262: rm -rf $ALLTHETHINGS/ | TechSNAP 262
Apr 14, 2016 • 96 min
Find out why everyone’s just a little disappointed in Badlock, the bad security that could be connected to the Panama Papers leak & the story of a simple delete command that took out an entire hosting provider. Plus your batch of networking questions, our…
261: Holding Hospitals Hostage | TechSNAP 261
Apr 7, 2016 • 73 min
Find out about another hospital that accidentally took advantage of free encryption, researchers turn up a DDoS on the root DNS servers & the password test you never want to take. Plus your batch of networking questions, our answers & a packed round up!
260: Pay to Boot | TechSNAP 260
Mar 31, 2016 • 73 min
New Ransomware locks your bootloader & makes you pay to boot. Malware with built in DRM? We’ll share the story of this clever hack. Plus some great questions, our answers, a packed round up & more!
259: Can You Hack Me Now? | TechSNAP 259
Mar 24, 2016 • 90 min
Verizon Enterprise gets breached & the irony is strong with this one, details on the NPM fiasco & why the SAMSAM is holding up the doctor. Plus some great questions, a packed round up & much, much more!
258: Metaphorically Exploited | TechSNAP 258
Mar 17, 2016 • 73 min
The theoretical Android flaw becomes reality, a simple phishing scam hits some major companies & why your PIN has already been leaked. Plus great questions, our answers, a rocking round up & much, much more!
257: Fixing the Barn Door | TechSNAP 257
Mar 10, 2016 • 80 min
We’ll tell you about the real world pirates that hacked a shipping company, the open source libraries from Mars Rover found being used in malware & Microsoft’s solution for that after-hack hangover. Plus great questions, a packed round up & much more!
256: Open Server Sadness Layer | TechSNAP 256
Mar 3, 2016 • 110 min
OpenSSL issues a major security advisory, we break down the important details, then go in depth on the real world impact of these flaws. Plus some great storage and networking question, a packed round up & much, much more!
255: Dip the Chip | TechSNAP 255
Feb 25, 2016 • 98 min
What’s taking the states so long to catch up to the rest of the civilized world and dip the chip? Turns out it’s really complicated, we explain. Plus keeping a Hospital secure is much more than following HIPAA, and an analysis of Keybase malware. Plus…
254: Weaponized Comic Sans | TechSNAP 254
Feb 18, 2016 • 97 min
A common vulnerability is impacting Firefox, LibreOffice, and others, the 7 problems with ATM security, and the Enterprise grade protection defeated with a batch script. Plus some great questions, our answers, a rockin roundup, and much much more!
253: Cisco’s Perfect 10 | TechSNAP 253
Feb 11, 2016 • 66 min
Cisco has a wormable vulnerability in its Firewall appliances, crimeware that allows unlimited ATM withdrawals & the big problem with the Java installer. Plus great questions, a rocking round up & much, much more!
252: Hot Norse Potato | TechSNAP 252
Feb 4, 2016 • 104 min
A new openSSL exploit, cyber security firm Norse implodes & the Windows Hot Potato flaw that’s been around for over a decade. Plus great questions, our answers, a rockin round up & much, much more!
251: A Look Back On Feedback | TechSNAP 251
Jan 28, 2016 • 80 min
Since Allan is off being fancy at FOSDEM, we decided that now would be a good time to celebrate the audience & feature some of the best feedback we've had over the years!
250: Lights out Management | TechSNAP 250
Jan 21, 2016 • 73 min
The bizarre saga of Juniper maybe finally be coming to a conclusion, details about SLOTH, the latest SSL vulnerability that also affects IPSec and SSH & the attack on the Ukrainian power grid made possible by malware. Plus your questions with a special…
249: Internet of Threats | TechSNAP 249
Jan 14, 2016 • 90 min
A Critical OpenSSH flaw can expose your private keys, a new WiFi spec for IoT devices, that has all the classic issues & Intel’s SkyLake bug. Plus your feedback, our answers, a rockin’ round up & so much more!
248: Virtual Private Surveillance | TechSNAP 248
Jan 7, 2016 • 96 min
We break down the Bicycle attack against SSL, the story of Brian Krebs’s PayPal account getting backed & the scoop on the Juniper Saga. Plus some great questions, our answers, a news breaking round up & much more!
247: Snappy New Year! | TechSNAP 247
Dec 31, 2015 • 133 min
We take a look back at some of the big stories of 2015, at least, as we see it. Plus the round up & more!
246: Allan’s Favorite Things | TechSNAP 246
Dec 24, 2015 • 129 min
It’s a collection of Allan’s favorite moments from TechSNAP past. Plus the week’s new stories in the roundup & much more!
245: Insecurity Appliance | TechSNAP 245
Dec 17, 2015 • 102 min
Meet BOOTTRASH the Malware that executes before your OS does, the hard questions you need to ask when buying a security appliance, Project Zero finds flaws in Fireeye hardware. Plus some great audience questions, a big round up & much, much more!
244: Finding Nakamoto | TechSNAP 244
Dec 10, 2015 • 115 min
Bitcoin’s creator has been found again, we’ll cover what the media thinks they’ve figured out & what we really know. Then, 'In Patches We Trust: Why Security Updates have to get better', a great batch of questions, a huge round up & much more!
243: SpyFi Barbie | TechSNAP 243
Dec 3, 2015 • 95 min
The US Government is offering free penetration tests, with a catch, we break down the VTech Breakin & the only sure way to protect your credit online. Plus great questions, a big round up with breaking news & much more!
242: A Keyboard Walks into a Barcode | TechSNAP 242
Nov 26, 2015 • 80 min
A research team finds various ways to attack LastPass, how to use a cocktail of current Android exploits to own a device & hacking a point of sale system using poisoned barcodes! Plus some great questions, our answers, a rockin roundup & much, much more!
241: Double ROT-13 | TechSNAP 241
Nov 19, 2015 • 86 min
Encryption & privacy took quite a beating this week in the wake of the Paris attacks. We come to its defense. Your ISP heard you like backdoors, so they put a backdoor in your backdoor, the story of the social RAT & more!
240: Zero-Days Of Our Lives | TechSNAP 240
Nov 12, 2015 • 85 min
The first remote administration trojan that targets Android, Linux, Mac and Windows. Joomla and vBulletin have major flaws & tips for protecting your online privacy from some very motivated public figures. Plus some great questions, a rockin' roundup &…
239: PLAID Falls Out of Fashion | TechSNAP 239
Nov 5, 2015 • 66 min
CISA provides no solutions, just new excuses. The new Australian smartcard system is a total disaster & why Google’s URLs are so crazy. Plus some great questions, our answers, a rockin' round up & much, much more!
238: Certifiable Authority | TechSNAP 238
Oct 29, 2015 • 78 min
TalkTalk gets compromised, Hackers make cars safer & Google plays hardball with Symantec. Plus a great batch of your questions, a rocking round up & much, much more!
237: A Rip in NTP | TechSNAP 237
Oct 22, 2015 • 125 min
The OpenZFS summit just wrapped up and Allan shares the exciting new features coming to the file system, researchers warn about flaws in NTP & of course we’ve got some critical patches. Plus a great batch of questions, a rockin' round up & much, much more!
236: National Security Breaking Agency | TechSNAP 236
Oct 15, 2015 • 111 min
How the NSA might be breaking Crypto, fresh zero day exploit against Flash with a twist & Keylogging before computers. Plus a great batch of your questions, a rocking round-up & much more!
235: Catching the Angler | TechSNAP 235
Oct 8, 2015 • 112 min
Debug mode exposes sensitive data, Cisco’s Talos group exposes the Angler exploit kit & how a Microsoft exposed Conficker with an egg hunt. Plus some great feedback, a huge round up & much, much more!
234: Key Flaw With GPL | TechSNAP 234
Oct 1, 2015 • 66 min
D-Link publishes its private code signing keys, exploiting Windows Symbolic Links & why encryption is not sufficient protection. Plus some great questions, our answers, a rockin roundup & much, much more!
233: Dukes of Cyber Hazard | TechSNAP 233
Sep 24, 2015 • 76 min
Let’s Encrypt hits a major milestone, F-Secure publishes their investigation into “The Dukes” & we dig into Tarsnap’s email confirmation bypass. Plus a great batch of your questions, a rocking round up & much, much more!
232: Hardware Insecurity Module | TechSNAP 232
Sep 17, 2015 • 64 min
How Groupon made the switch to FreeBSD & why. Researches extract keys from a hardware module & Intel’s new CPU backed malware protection. Plus your questions, a great roundup & more!
231: Leaky RSA Keys | TechSNAP 231
Sep 10, 2015 • 76 min
Red Hat highlights how leaky many open source RSA implementations are, Netflix releases Sleepy Puppy & the Mac is definitely under attack. Plus some quick feedback, a rockin' roundup & much, much more!
230: Trojan Family Ties | TechSNAP 230
Sep 3, 2015 • 69 min
Rooting your Android device might be more dangerous than you realize, why the insurance industry will take over InfoSec & the NSA prepares for Quantum encryption. Plus some great questions, a fantastic roundup & more!
229: Extortion Startups | TechSNAP 229
Aug 27, 2015 • 104 min
The real fallout from the Ashley Madison hack gets personal. The Android StageFright patch that doesn’t cover all of the holes, and turning a KVM into a spying appliance. Plus a great batch of questions, our answers, and a rocking round up. All that and a…
228: Export Grade Vulnerabilities | TechSNAP 228
Aug 20, 2015 • 72 min
Lenovo & HP are caught injecting malware even after you format the drive, Ubiquiti Networks is socially engineered out of 46 million & are we entering the era of Security Research Prohibition? We debate. Plus a great batch of your questions, our answers,…
227: Oracle’s EULAgy #oraclefanfic | TechSNAP 227
Aug 13, 2015 • 73 min
Oracle really doesn’t want you to reverse engineer their products but they may have just released the Kraken, we’ll explain. A massive drop of 35 fixes in one day, great feedback and follow up, a rockin roundup & much, much more!
226: Solving the Flash Plague | TechSNAP 226
Aug 7, 2015 • 83 min
Adobe is making changes to Flash to mitigate 0day exploits, with help from Google. Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles due to a software flaw, we go inside the “Business Club” cyber crime gang. Plus a great batch of questions, the roundup & more!
225: SourceForge’s Downfall | TechSNAP 225
Jul 30, 2015 • 64 min
SourceForge sees downtime, and we examine their infrastructure, a new pervasive hackgroup has been exposed and their track record is fascinating. Plus a Hacking Team Round up, a wide variety of audience questions, our answers & much, much more!
224: Butterflies & Backronyms | TechSNAP 224
Jul 23, 2015 • 70 min
The Backronym vulnerability hits MySQL right in the SSL protection, we’ll share the details. The hacker Group that hit Apple & Microsoft intensifies their attacks & a survey shows many core Linux tools are at risk. Plus some great questions, a rockin'…
223: A Bias to Insecurity | TechSNAP 223
Jul 16, 2015 • 82 min
The Hacking Team fallout continues with more zero day patches you need to install, a new attack against RC4 might finally kill it & how to save yourself from a DDoS attack. Plus a great batch of your questions, our answers & much, much more!
222: ZFS does not prevent Stupidity | TechSNAP 222
Jul 9, 2015 • 82 min
From hacking to hacked, hacking team gets owned & what gets leaked is the best part, we’ll share the details. Plus, a new OpenSSL vulnerability revealed, Apple tweaks their two factor authentication.. Your questions, our answers & much much more!
221: Ripping me a new Protocol | TechSNAP 221
Jul 2, 2015 • 108 min
Amazon has a new TLS implementation & the details look great, we’ll share them with you. The technology that powers the NSA’s XKEYSCORE you could have deployed yourself. Some fantastic questions, a big round up & much, much more!
220: Homeland Insecurity | TechSNAP 220
Jun 25, 2015 • 88 min
Google’s datacenter secrets are finally being revealed & we’ll share the best bits. Why The US Government is in no position to teach anyone about Cyber Security, how you can still get hacked offline, A batch of great questions, a huge round up & much,…
219: OPM Data too Valuable to Sell | TechSNAP 219
Jun 18, 2015 • 104 min
Kaspersky labs has been hacked, we’ll tell you why it looks like a nation state was the attacker, why OPM data is too valuable sell & the real situation with LastPass. Plus some great questions, our answers & a rocking round up. All that and much, much…
218: Hacking Henchmen for Hire | TechSNAP 218
Jun 11, 2015 • 83 min
This week, how hard lessons learned in 1982 could be apply to 2015’s security breaches, hacking for hire goes big & a savage sentient car that needs better programming. Plus some fantastic questions, a rocking round-up & much more!
217: An Encryptioner’s Conscience | TechSNAP 217
Jun 4, 2015 • 104 min
The sad state of SMTP encryption, a new huge round of flaws has been found in consumer routers & the reviews of Intel’s new Broadwell desktop processors are in! Plus some great questions, a huge round-up & much, much more!
216: Spy vs MSpy | TechSNAP 216
May 28, 2015 • 85 min
Spyware creator mSpy hacked, find out why this breach is particularly egregious, what’s wrong with pcap & why RSA’s death has been greatly exaggerated. Plus a great batch of questions, a rocking round up & much, much more!
215: EXTenuating Circumstances | TechSNAP 215
May 21, 2015 • 86 min
Researches have uncovered a weakness in almost all Internet encryption. We’ll explain what LogJam is, how to protect yourself & what the cause is. Linux gets bit by a filesystem corruption bug, passport id thieves, a great batch of questions & much, much…
214: Venomous Floppy Legacy | TechSNAP 214
May 14, 2015 • 110 min
We explain the Venom vulnerability, what the impact is & the steps major providers are taking to protect themselves. Plus strategies to mitigate Cyber Intrusions, a truly genius spammer, great questions, a huge round up & more!
213: Blame as a Service | TechSNAP 213
May 7, 2015 • 98 min
Why a stolen healthcare record is harder to track than you might think, Security pros name their must have tools & blame as a service, the new Cybersecurity hot product. Plus great questions, a huge Round Up & much, much more!
212: Dormant Docker Disasters | TechSNAP 212
Apr 30, 2015 • 93 min
The man who broke the music business, the major downsides to the container culture & yes, they really are trying to sell you Security Snake Oil. Plus your great questions, our answers & much, much more!
211: The French Disconnection | TechSNAP 211
Apr 24, 2015 • 107 min
What’s really the key to detecting a breach before its become much too late? We’ll share some key insights, plus a technical breakdown of China’s great cannon & the new New French Surveillance Law that should be a warning to us all. Plus a great round up,…
210: SMBTrapped in Microsoft | TechSNAP 210
Apr 16, 2015 • 83 min
Researches find an 18 year old bug in Windows thats rather nasty, we’ve got the details. A new perspective on the bug bounty arms race & the security impact of Wifi on a plane. Plus great feedback, a bursting round up & much much more!
209: Day-0 of an InfoSec Career | TechSNAP 209
Apr 10, 2015 • 129 min
Is it possible to make a truly private phone call anymore? The answer might surprise you. Cisco and Level 3 battle a huge SSH botnet & how to Build a successful Information Security career. Plus a great batch of your questions, a rocking round up, and…
208: Any Cert Will Do | TechSNAP 208
Apr 2, 2015 • 83 min
Why boring technology might be the better choice, Google revokes & China chokes, why you want to create an account at before crooks do it for you. Plus your great IT questions, a rocking round up & much, much more!
207: Lunch Lady Lockdown | TechSNAP 207
Mar 26, 2015 • 86 min
Reverse Engineering Incentives to Improve Security. New Jersey school district computers held for ransom & the flash bug that lives on from 2011 with a twist! Plus some great networking questions, drone powered Internet & more!
206: Two Factor Falsification | TechSNAP 206
Mar 19, 2015 • 99 min
Microsoft takes 4 years to fix a nasty bug, how to bypass 2 factor authentication in the popular ‘Authy’ app. Hijacking a domain with photoshop, hardware vs software RAID revisited, tons of great questions, our answers & much much more!
205: An Uber Mess | TechSNAP 205
Mar 12, 2015 • 63 min
Using encryption is a good thing, but its just the start, we’ll explain. Plus how one developer totally owned the Uber app. Then it’s a great batch of your questions & our answers!
204: Ghost of Crypto Past | TechSNAP 204
Mar 5, 2015 • 98 min
We’ll break down the technical baggage that led to the new FREAK SSL flaw & the security ramifications of top executives using personal email accounts… Plus why just need to stop hiding file extensions. Plus some great feedback & much, much more!
203: TurboHax | TechSNAP 203
Feb 27, 2015 • 107 min
Lenovo & Google are victims of DNS hijacking, we’ll share the details, Everyone wants you to secure your data, just not from them & how Turbotax profits from Cyber tax fraud! Plus a great batch of your questions, a fantastic round up & much, much more!
202: SuperFishy Mistake | TechSNAP 202
Feb 19, 2015 • 71 min
Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections, we’ll break down how this is possible, the danger that still exists & more. Plus the story of a billion dollar cyber heist anyone could pull off, the Equation group, your…
201: Group Problemcy | TechSNAP 201
Feb 12, 2015 • 94 min
A 20 year old design flaw in Windows has just been patched & it requires some major re-working of the software. Attackers compromise & why Facebook’s new ThreatExchange platform could be a great idea. Plus a great batch of feedback, our answers…
200: Your TechSNAP Story | TechSNAP 200
Feb 5, 2015 • 99 min
A new major security breach at a large health insurance firm could expose 10s of millions, a phone phishing scam anyone could fall for & we celebrate our 200th episode with your TechSNAP stories. Then its a storage spectacular Q&A & much, much more!
199: Internet of Problems | TechSNAP 199
Jan 29, 2015 • 84 min
The internet of dangerous things is arriving but what about taking care of the devices we already have? We’ll discuss! Plus details on critical updates from Adobe, the surprising number of Gas Stations vulnerable to exploitation via the internet, your…
198: Dude Where’s My Card? | TechSNAP 198
Jan 23, 2015 • 104 min
Adobe has a bad week, with exploits in the wild & no patch. We’ll share the details. Had your credit card stolen? We’ll tell you how. Plus the harsh reality for IT departments, a great batch of questions, our answers & much much more!
197: Patch and Notify | TechSNAP 197
Jan 16, 2015 • 121 min
Been putting off that patch? This week we’ll cover how an out of date Joomla install led to a massive breach, Microsoft and Google spar over patch disclosures & picking the right security question… Plus a great batch of your feedback, a rocking round up &…
196: Sony’s Hard Lessons | TechSNAP 196
Jan 8, 2015 • 105 min
We reflect on the lessons learned from the Sony Hack & discuss some of the tools used to own their network. Plus a overview of what makes up a filesystem, a run down of the Bacula backup system & much more!
195: Cloudy With a Chance of SSL | TechSNAP 195
Jan 1, 2015 • 69 min
We go inside the epic takedown of SpamHaus, then we break down why CloudFlare’s Flexible SSL is the opposite of security. Followed by a great batch of questions, our answers & much much more!
194: Best Of TechSNAP 2014 | TechSNAP 194
Dec 25, 2014 • 100 min
We look back at this year in TechSNAP. Allan shares his war stories, TrueCrypt shuts down, Heartbleed happens & more!
193: Don’t Fire IT | TechSNAP 193
Dec 18, 2014 • 93 min
More and more data breaches are leading to blackmail but the stats don’t tell the whole story. We’ll explain. Plus the latest in the Sony hack, and the wider reaction. Plus a great batch of emails & much, much more!
192: Signed by Sony | TechSNAP 192
Dec 11, 2014 • 102 min
If we could rebuild the Internet from scratch, what would we change? It’s more than just a thought experiment. We’ll share the details about real world research being done today! Plus we dig through the Sony hack, answer a ton of great question & a…
191: Celebrity Bugs | TechSNAP 191
Dec 4, 2014 • 114 min
2014 has been the year of the celebrity bugs, we take a look at the new trend of giving security vulnerabilities names & logos & ask who it truly benefits. Plus practical way to protect yourself from ATM Skimmers, how they work & much more!