Beers with Talos Ep. #41: Sextortion, money and malware

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Recorded Nov. 9, 2018 — We tried to make this episode last week, but thanks to some technical difficulties, we ended up calling that one a practice run. Here is take two, focused on recent sextortion scams and the pending machine learning apocalypse. We also review why vulnerability discovery and red teams are the most import line items in your security budget by looking a recent story where a breach cost dozens of lives.

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00:38 — Roundtable: We are now trivia-worthy
12:25 — Persian Stalker and on down the mobile rabbit hole
22:45 — The anatomy of sextortion scams
31:32 — Machine learning and the malware wars
45:20 — Vulnerability discovery: Why our 200-vuln milestone is both important and amazing
52:32 —Save the red team, CIA covert comms cover blown
1:02:49 — Closing thoughts and parting shots

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Featuring: Craig Williams (@Security_Craig), Joel Esler (@JoelEsler), Matt Olney (@kpyke) and Nigel Houghton (@EnglishLFC).
Hosted by Mitch Neff (@MitchNeff).
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