The Host Unknown Podcast

Episode 84 - The New Tiger King

Episode Summary

This week in Infosec Finds us repeating ourselves, just a little bit Rant of the week is inexplicably missing Billy Big Balls is the triple crown of billy big ball moves Industry News brings us the latest and greatest security news stories from around the world And Tweet of the Week explores the real reason we have security controls

Episode Notes

This Week in InfoSec (06:57)

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

4th December 2013: Troy Hunt launched the site "Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP)". At launch, passwords from the Adobe, Stratfor, Gawker, Yahoo! Voices, and Sony Pictures breaches were indexed.

1st December 1996: America Online launches a new subscription plan offering their subscribers unlimited dial-up Internet access for $19.95/month. Previously, AOL charged $9.95/month for 5 hours of usage. The new plan brought in over one million new customers to AOL within weeks and daily usage doubled among subscribers (to a whole 32 minutes per day!). 

AOL goes unlimited


Billy Big Balls of the Week (16:06)


Industry News (21:15)

Clearview AI to be Fined $22.6m for Breaching UK Data Protection Laws

Cyber Essentials Set for Major Update in 2022

Texas School District to Scan Children's Devices

MI6 Boss: Digital Attack Surface Growing "Exponentially"

Organizations Now Have 76 Security Tools to Manage

Twitter to Remove Private Media

Russian Bulletproof Hosting Kingpin Gets Five Years

Police Arrest 1800 in Major Money Laundering Crackdown

Phishing Scam Targets Military Families


Tweets of the Week (29:50)