The Host Unknown Podcast

Episode 72 - Better Late Than Never

Episode Summary

This week in Infosec goes back to when men were men, women were women, and hackers were… umm..., Rant of the week is all about innovative solutions for modern problems that really shouldn’t exist, Billy Big Balls tells you all about your most valuable assets, Industry News brings us the latest and greatest security news stories from around the world, And... Tweet of the Week is Andy’s worst nightmare come true.

Episode Notes

This Week in InfoSec (11:14)

With content liberated from the “today in infosec” twitter account

5th September 1983: The term "hacker" was used by Newsweek, mainstream media's earliest known use of the term in the pejorative sense.

The magazine's cover photo of 17-year-old 414s (hacker group) member Neal Patrick was captioned '414 "Hacker" Neal Patrick.'.

‘Hacker’ is used by mainstream media, September 5, 1983


9th September 2001: Mark Curphey started OWASP (the Open Web Application Security Project).

Who is the OWASP® Foundation?   


Tweet of the Week (21:26)


Tweet of the Week (26:41)


Industry News (31:55)

FTC Bans Stalkerware App in Industry First

Texan Accused of Cyber-Stalking and Murder Dies in Jail

ID Theft Couple on the Run

ICO Requests International Support to Tackle Cookie Pop-Ups

Cybersecurity Student Scams Senior Out of $55K

Stress and Burnout Affecting Majority of Cybersecurity Professionals

Data Breach Lawsuit Against Sonic Will Proceed

Berners-Lee Joins ProtonMail Following Privacy Debacle

Security Now a "Thankless Task" For 80% of IT Teams


Tweet of the Week (40:01)


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