It’s a new year, and we’re back to our normal format for the first time since episode 84. This weeks episode, a short 32 minutes, is dedicated to the memory of privacy. Martin and I highlight the rash of privacy-related stories that are already dominating the security news in 2008. We start with a short aside on the idiocy of allowing passengers any physical connections to the flight control systems on a Boeing 787 (I don’t care how many firewalls you put up), then move on to our main topic- from spyware at Sears to yet-another-Facebook-fiasco.On personal notes, Martin had a major system crash and moved the Network Security Blog to a hosting provider. You can find more information here, and some of his old links are broken since he also switched to WordPress. Rich will be at MacWorld Expo next week, so Martin may be on his own for the show.Show Notes:
- FAA issues an alert on the Boeing 787 network. Will we ever learn?
- How to safeguard your privacy online (GigaOm): paranoid, but worth reading. We discuss the idea of an online persona different from your real persona.
- Sears installs spyware on customer’s computers. (Heads need to roll on this one, and the lawyers are circling).
- Spyware/adware making the rounds on Facebook.
- UK broadcaster publishes his information to disprove identity theft. Gets pwned. News at 11.
- Debix for identity protection (no, they aren’t a sponsor).
- Tonight’s music: Woods of Chaos by Rob Costlow