The Host Unknown Podcast

Episode 32 - Let's Just Eat Some Haribo!

Episode Summary

The MP4/MP3 Format wars continue apace. Ground is gained on both sides, but an impasse is the only inevitable end. This week in Infosec Tweet of the Week Billy Big Balls Rant of the week Will we have a Little people today?

Episode Notes

 Haribo feature heavily this week, with Andy and Jav fighting over how much and how they should be delivered.

This Week in InfoSec

(Liberated from the “today in infosec” twitter account):

5th November 1993: The Bugtraq mailing list was created by Scott Chasin.

In 1995 it became the property of SecurityFocus, in 2002 Symantec acquired SecurityFocus, and the last message was posted to the list on February 25th, 2020, with no explanation from Symantec.

13th November 2012: John McAfee went into hiding because his neighbor Gregory Faull was found dead from a gunshot the day before. Belize police wanted McAfee to come in for questioning, but McAfee stated the police were “out to get him”.


Billy Big Balls

Chris Nikic becomes first person with Down's syndrome to finish an Ironman triathlon

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Rant of the Week

Ransomware Group Turns to Facebook Ads

Mark Zuckerberg defends not suspending Steve Bannon from Facebook


Industry News

Has the Rise of Identity Seen the Death of Anonymity?

Price Dropped on Hacked Educational RDP Details

Malicious Use of SSL Increases as Attackers Deploy Hidden Attacks

#EdgeLive: DDoS Attacks Are Evolving into Extortion-Led RDoS Campaigns

#EdgeLive: Stopping API Attacks with Bot Mitigation

Top Ten: Things Learned from the (ISC)2 Workforce Study

#EdgeLive: Phishing Attacks Now Targeting Enterprise Specifics

PSD2 Faces Further Delays as UK Lags Behind European Compliance

Recommendations Accepted in Advancement for EU Data Protection Transfers


Tweet of the Week

But also a story brought to our attention by @mat: 

Google Photos is ending unlimited storage and people are not happy


The Little People

The marvellously moustachioed Christian Toon