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SSCC 97 - Black Hat and DEF CON review, broken crypto, Frak, smart meters and hacking transit

Sophos Security Chet Chat

Peter Szabo from SophosLabs joins Chet to chat about 4 more talks from this year's Black Hat and DEF CON conferences. Topics include MS-CHAPv2, Frak, smart meters and hacking public transit.

SSCC 79 - Smart meter privacy concerns, WiFi insecurity due to WPS and password hashes explained

Sophos Security Chet Chat

Paul Ducklin joins Chet for the first Chet Chat of 2012. This week they discuss the privacy implications of smart meters, the recent research showing how WiFi routers are vulnerable due to an easy setup feature and password hashes.

Smart meter hacking can disclose which TV shows and movies you watch

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Researchers at the 28c3 conference presented a paper delving into the privacy implications of smart power meters. In addition to vulnerabilities in the way these meters communicate they were even able to identify specific movies and TV shows that were being watched based on the data being sent back to the provider.