The Host Unknown Podcast

Episode 33 - Went Wrong Right From The Beginning

Episode Summary

Episode 33 went wrong right from the beginning. Technical issues abound but the post-production work salvaged it. Mostly. Your regular features: This week in Infosec Tweet of the Week Billy Big Balls Rant of the Week Jav’s New Feature Will we have a Little people today?

Episode Notes

Join us for possibly the most incompetently performed and produced infosec podcast available today. At least we have some of your favourites to share and enjoy:


This week in InfoSec

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

14th November 1990: During an NBC News broadcast, two computer hackers from the hacker group MOD identified only by the aliases "Acid Phreak", "Phiber Optik" and “Scorpion” took responsibility for posting the "Happy Thanksgiving" message on the Learning Link's system after destroying data on it.

16th November 2000: The FBI released a second batch of documents related to its Carnivore email surveillance program as a result of a FOIA request by EPIC.


Tweet of the Week


Billy Big Balls of the Week

Timothy John Watson of Ransom, West Virginia, was arrested by federal agents this week for selling full-auto AR-15 sears disguised as “portable wall hangers” from a website dubbed (still up as of 11/5 @ 2:07PM).

The product is ostensibly designed to hang keys, lanyards, and other small objects in a place where they can be easily accessed because, according to the site, “searching for your keys really sucks!”

They even provide a helpful assembly video.


Industry News

IT Leaders Reliant on Data for Threat Insight

#ISSE2020: Look to Decentralized (Rather than Legacy) Identity Approvals

Employees Have Access to an Average of 10 Million Files

#ISSE2020: ‘Real’ Digital Identity Can Exist with New Technology

Increase in Ransomware Sophistication and Leverage of Legacy Malware Predicted for 2021

#DxPsummit: Use Quarantine in Your Ransomware Recovery

#DxPsummit: How Zoom Met 2020’s Security Challenges

MoD Receives Funding Boost and Confirms Increase in Cyber-Spending


Javvad's Weekly Stories

Lazarus malware deployed in South Korea supply chain hack

Data belonging to 27.7M Texas drivers stolen in latest case of unsecured storage

Animal Jam Hacked, 46M Records Roam the Dark Web


Rant of the Week

A Muslim prayer app with over 98 million downloads is one of the apps connected to a wide-ranging supply chain that sends ordinary people's personal data to brokers, contractors, and the military.


The Little People

Seriously? You honestly thought Jav could get a hot-trick of these together? Jog on!