Episodes
A family of multitasking, multi-user computer operating systems that derive from the original Unix system built by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie in the 1960s.
Published 04/16/24
Published 04/16/24
Dr. Robert Blumofe, CTO at Akamai, sits down to talk about the AI doomsday versus a "very bad day" scenario. Dave shares a story from The Knowledge Project Podcast, where the host talks to Adam Robinson, a multifaceted individual known for his work as an author, educator, entrepreneur, and hedge fund advisor, and he talks about what is all incorporated into the term "stupidity." Dave goes on to share that while most people may feel stupid when falling for a scam, this research suggests...
Published 04/11/24
A network monitoring and filtering technique that examines both the header information and the payload of every packet traversing a network access point.
Published 04/09/24
This week we are joined by Maria Varmazis, host of the N2K daily space show, T-Minus. Maria shares an interesting story about Apple users reporting that they are being targeted in elaborate phishing attacks that involve's a bug in Apple’s password reset feature. Joe and Dave share some listener follow up from Leo who shares some thoughts on episode 282 and the recruiter scam that was discussed. Dave shares a story from Mexico on one of the most violent criminal groups and drug cartels,...
Published 04/04/24
A clandestine set of applications designed to give hackers access and control over a target device.
Published 04/02/24
Graham Cluley joins to discuss trends he’s been seeing lately in online scams. N2K's very own Gina Johnson shares some insights on a discussion a few episode ago on why people need a prescription for oxygen in the US. Joe brings up the topic of getting and exploiting access to your infrastructure, and shares an article that deals with the rise of social engineering fraud in business email compromise. Dave shares a personal story this week, on how he got scammed from a Facebook post, sharing...
Published 03/28/24
A set of behaviors that precisely describes a cyber adversary attack campaign.
Published 03/26/24
This week we are joined by Maria Varmazis, host of the N2K daily space show, T-Minus. She shares the story on scammers posing as recruiters on LinkedIn to get you to fall for an age old phishing scam. Dave and Joe share some listener follow up, the first being from listener Alex who shared a video on scammers being forced to prove they are not robots. Listener Chloe wrote in with a question, asking about a potential scam she encountered. Joe has a story from the BBC this week regarding a love...
Published 03/21/24
Information used by leadership to make decisions regarding the cybersecurity posture of their organization.
Published 03/19/24
This week we are joined by N2K CyberWire's very own Catherine Murphy, and she is sharing her family's experiences with Lurie Children's Hospital's recent cybersecurity incident. Dave shares a story on the dangers of Googling airline customer service numbers when an issue occurs. Joe shares another story on scary scams that are costing people millions of dollars, now getting the FBI involved. Our catch of the day was found from the Washington University in St. Louis from their Scam of the...
Published 03/14/24
In this case Identity is the set of credentials, usually electronic that vouch for who you are and theft is to steal. The theft of a person's identity for purposes of fraud.
Published 03/12/24
This week we are joined by Maria Varmazis, host of the N2K daily space show, T-Minus. She discusses how AI is being used as a possible solution to one of the oldest scams in the book in Japan. Dave and Joe share some listener follow up, one from listener Alan and one from Clinton, who both write in about a recent episode and they share their thoughts on the story of Charlotte Cowles being scammed out of $50,000. Dave shares a story about calendar meeting links, from Calendly, a popular...
Published 03/07/24
A probability simulation technique used to understand the impact of risk and uncertainty in complex problems.
Published 03/05/24
Mike Kosak, Principal Intelligence Analyst at LastPass, is discussing passkeys, threat actors, and Volt Typhoon. Joe shares a new free certification you could get if you are looking to get into the field. Joe also shares a terrifying story about how everyone can be conned, and it's not as obvious as it may seem sometimes. Dave's story is warning Costco members of a new phishing scam that attempts to steal their credit card information. Our catch of the day comes from listener Pryce who shares...
Published 02/29/24
A software, hardware or hybrid encryption layer between two devices on the network that makes the traffic between the sites opaque to the other devices on the same network.
Published 02/27/24
This week we are joined by Maria Varmazis, host of the N2K daily space show, T-Minus. She brings us a scary story from a woman who never thought she'd ever be scammed. Dave and Joe shares some follow up before getting into their stories, they share a story from a listener who sent in a LinkedIn link about scammers targeting Walmart. They also share a question from listener Cynthia, who asks about bank scam covered before, and how to respond to these scams. Dave shares a story from an...
Published 02/22/24
From the intrusion kill-chain model, the delivery of a “lure” via a text message to a potential victim by pretending to be some trustworthy person or organization in order to trick the victim into revealing sensitive information. Smishing is a portmanteau word made of two other words, the acronym “SMS” and the cyber coinage “Phishing“. It’s a text-message-centric variation of the email-based phishing scams that have been around since the 1990s. The term “Smishing” arose in the late...
Published 02/20/24
Aaron Walton, Threat Intel Analyst from Expel is discussing some things to look out for in 2024. Joe and Dave share some listener follow up from Mateusz, who shares some positive news with us. Dave's story is about a romance scammer coming clean after failing to woo CBS News reporter, Erica Johnson. Joe's story is on the latest decision from the FCC, and how they voted to ban scam robocalls that use AI-generated voices. Our catch of the day comes from listener Chuck, just in time for tax...
Published 02/15/24
A network switch configuration setting that forwards a copy of each incoming and outgoing packet to a third switch port. Also known as SPAN or Switched Port Analyzer, RAP or Roving Analysis Port, and TAP or Test Access Point. When network managers and security investigators want to capture packets for analysis, they need some sort of generic TAP or Test Access Point. You can buy specialized equipment for this operation but most modern switches have this capability built in. 
Published 02/13/24
This week, we are joined by host of N2K's T-Minus Space Daily podcast, Maria Varmazis, she sits down with Joe and Dave to discuss sextorion materials that were found on popular social media apps such as, TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Joe and Dave share quite a bit of follow up, Joe starts with an anonymous listener writing in sharing their story on gift card scams. Dave shares another anonymous listeners comments, sharing about what they think of Andy Cohen going public on how he...
Published 02/08/24
A reflection or amplification distributed denial-of-service attack in which hackers query Internet network time protocol servers, NTP servers for short, for the correct time, but spoof the destination address of their target victims.
Published 02/06/24
Jaeson Schultz, Technical Leader from Cisco Talos, is discussing "Spammers abuse Google Forms’ quiz to deliver scams." Dave's story discusses the disturbing new trick up a scammers sleeve to get you to fall for their schemes. Joe has two stories this week, the first a warning to those who pick up scammers phone calls and what that can lead to after gaining access to your voice. Joe's second story follows a band of organized thieves and how they have been targeting high-end homes across...
Published 02/01/24
From the intrusion kill-chain model, the delivery of a “lure” via a text message to a potential victim by pretending to be some trustworthy person or organization in order to trick the victim into revealing sensitive information. Smishing is a portmanteau word made of two other words, the acronym “SMS” and the cyber coinage “Phishing“. It’s a text-message-centric variation of the email-based phishing scams that have been around since the 1990s. The term “Smishing” arose in the late 2000s. 
Published 01/30/24
Abhilash Garimella from Bolster joins to discuss a USPS phishing campaign abusing freemium dynamic DNS and SaaS providers. Dave and Joe share some follow up, one was from listener Mike who wrote in to tell us about a breach at Resend, another was regarding a previous episode on grief and the internet, and finally Joe and Dave discuss a listeners response to a previous episode regarding an SMS scam a listener wrote in about. Dave shares a story on Walmarts relaxed security methods and how...
Published 01/25/24