Posts tagged: security

Oct 30 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 31 October 2016

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

News of the Bogus:

25:50 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: University of Cape Town “Fallists” (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9SiRNibD14

37:18 – Idiot Extraordinaire: IoT device manufacturers https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/hacked-cameras-dvrs-powered-todays-massive-internet-outage/

This Week’s Quote: “Planes fly. Cars drive. Computers compute. If you base medicine on science, you cure people. If you base the design of planes on science, they fly. If you base the design of rockets on science, they reach the moon. It works…bitches.” —Richard Dawkins

Aug 28 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 29 August 2016

Co-Hosts: Charles Thomas, Jakob Morris, and Daniel Wilcox

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: MY123, Slipstream, and Pretty Much Everybody http://thehackernews.com/2016/08/uefi-secure-boot-hack.html

Idiot Extraordinaire: The Democratic National Committee https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160815/09190935246/democratic-national-committee-creates-cybersecurity-board-without-single-cybersecurity-expert.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “The government does things like insisting that all encryption programs should have a back door. But surely no one is stupid enough to think the terrorists are going to use encryption systems with a back door.” —Kevin Mitnick

Aug 14 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 15 August 2016

News of the Bogus:

16:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: “Clinton Body Count” Conspiracy Theorists http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/bodycount.asp

31:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The News Media https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160808/18065135188/no-new-study-does-not-say-uber-has-no-effect-drunk-driving.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Overregulation stifles creativity. It smothers innovation. It gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extraordinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables.” —Lawrence Lessig

Jul 17 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 18 July 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

17:59 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama  http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/12/no-president-obama-its-not-easier-to-buy-a-glock-than-a-book/

27:39 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vladimir Putin https://meduza.io/en/news/2016/07/07/putin-gives-federal-security-agents-two-weeks-to-produce-encryption-keys-for-the-internet

This Week’s Quote: “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.” —Sun Tzu

Jul 10 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 11 July 2016

Co-Host: Jakob Morris

News of the Bogus:

21:27 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The News Media http://www.ocala.com/news/20160630/nations-first-known-self-driving-car-fatality-happened-in-williston

27:34 – Idiot Extraordinaire: James Comey http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/06/us/politics/hillary-clinton-fbi-email-comey.html

This Week’s Quote: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” —Desmond Tutu

Jul 03 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 4 July 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

19:12 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160628/05570734838/hillary-clintons-tech-policy-plan-includes-some-empty-broadband-promises-continued-war-encryption.shtml

26:51 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Comodo Group, Inc. https://letsencrypt.org/2016/06/23/defending-our-brand.html

This Week’s Quote: “Before September 11, the idea that Americans would voluntarily agree to live their lives under the gaze of a network of biometric surveillance cameras…would have seemed unthinkable, a dystopian fantasy of a society that had surrendered privacy and anonymity.” —Jeffrey Rosen

Jun 26 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 27 June 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

30:42 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Glenn Stone http://pages.wustl.edu/files/pages/imce/stone/stone_glover_2016_golden_rice.pdf

37:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Gersh Kuntzman http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/15/gersh-kuntzman-ny-daily-news-writer-firing-ar-15-g/

This Week’s Quote: “Governments, by their nature, are instruments of privilege.” —Robert LeFevre

Jun 05 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 6 June 2016

News of the Bogus:

20:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: DePaul University http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/university-admins-surrender-to-violent-protesters-shutter_us_57454738e4b00853ae7b5ae3

29:10 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Hillary Clinton http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/05/did-the-clinton-email-server-have-an-internet-based-printer/

This Week’s Quote: “When someone gets something everyone is due by right, they are not privileged because others did not get that something. Racism or some other form of discriminatory bias may well be at work, but it’s not a ‘privilege’ to be treated civilly. Let’s see to it everyone is so regarded.” —Jim Babka

May 29 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 30 May 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

37:53 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The W3C https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/04/save-firefox

46:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The FBI (double-hit!)

This Week’s Quote: “It’s impossible to overstate how bonkers the idea of sabotaging cryptography is to people who understand information security…Use deliberately compromised cryptography, that has a back door that only the ‘good guys’ are supposed to have the keys to, and you have effectively no security. You might as well skywrite it as encrypt it with pre-broken, sabotaged encryption.” —Cory Doctorow

May 22 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 23 May 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

29:20 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Gizmodo or John McAfee http://gizmodo.com/john-mcafee-apparently-tried-to-trick-reporters-into-th-1776765480

38:07 – Idiot Extraordinaire: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/9/nyc-de-blasio-forces-bars-serve-pregnant-women/

This Week’s Quote: “If the government were to take over the Sahara Desert, in five years there would be a shortage of sand.” —Milton Friedman

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