The Host Unknown Podcast

Episode 76 - Our Best Episode Ever

Episode Summary

This week in Infosec Who amongst us can say we have never been fooled. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me… again... shame something something... Rant of the Week: has some serious questions about the people who installed security cameras in a store As Seen on Tik Tok breaks down the Facebook outage for us quicker than even Smashing Security could Industry News brings us the latest and greatest security news stories from around the world And Tweet of the Week asks a question… We haven’t decided if it’s a would you rather? Or whodunnit?

Episode Notes

This Week in InfoSec (08:01)

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

8th September 2009: FBI director Robert Mueller disclosed that his wife banned him from banking online after he nearly fell for an email phishing scam.

Wife bans FBI head from online banking

3rd October 2017: A week after he retired as the result of Equifax's data breach, former CEO Richard F. Smith told members of Congress one person in the IT department was at fault.

Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former C.E.O. Says

How the Equifax hack happened, and what still needs to be done


Rant of the Week (16:35)

IKEA: Cameras were hidden in the ceiling above warehouse toilets for 'health and safety'

IKEA has removed hidden security cameras from its warehouse in Peterborough, England, after an employee spotted one in the ceiling void while using the toilet.


As Seen on TikTok (24:59)

Facebook rendered spineless by buggy audit code that missed catastrophic network config error

Facebook has admitted buggy auditing code was at the core of Tuesday’s six-hour outage – and revealed a little more about its infrastructure to explain how it vanished from the internet.

As described by rey.nbows on TIK TOK


Industry News (34:18)

Facebook Whistleblower to Testify Before Senate

Pandora Spills Secrets of Super Rich

DeepMind Technologies Sued Over Data Sharing

Facebook Blames Global Outage on Configuration Error

Text Message Giant Reveals Five-Year Breach

Squid Game Scenes Cut Over Data Exposure

NCSC: Revoke Admin Access for BYOD Users Immediately

Infosec Experts: Twitch Breach “As Bad as it Gets”

US Creates National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team


Tweet of the Week (42:42)


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