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SSCC 158 - What do you mean, "Don't knit your own remote authentication"? [PODCAST]


Here's this week's Chet Chat security podcast for your listening pleasure.

Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin of Sophos dissect the week's security news to see what we can learn from other people's mistakes...

California duo charged with selling ready-to-hack Point-of-Sale systems to Subway branches

A pair of former Subway franchisees from California have been charged with cyberfraud against their former fellows.

The DoJ alleges they sold pre-compromised PoS systems that allowed them to plunder gift card credits from afar...

86,800 network printers open to the whole internet - is one of them yours?

Last week, it was programmers uploading their private keys to public websites.

This week, it's private printers left openly on the public internet.

In the words of a famous software company, "Where do you want to print today?"

Romanian payment card crook gets 21 months in the US - $10M losses inflicted on 150,000 card holders


Judgement Day for Romanian cybercriminal Cezar Butu.

He'll serve 21 months in a US prison for his role in a $10M carding heist against sandwich giant Subway and other US businesses.

Many WordPress blogs at risk from image-based zero-day vulnerability

Many WordPress blogs at risk from image-based zero-day vulnerability

Technology blogger Mark Maunder recently wrote about an intrusion to his WordPress site.

The culprit was a widespread image-tweaking utility called timthumb. Learn what happened and how to fix it.