S1E21: "Seedy End"
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We talk about CDNs for a bit (and the Mandela Effect), but mostly we argue about whether companies should be held responsible for compromises/leaks.
Starts at 4m33s.
- Shitshow recording date/time: December 7, 2016 2100EST
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- Vic from our IRC channel won the challenge we presented in S1E18
- A video is crashing iOS
- Speaking of iOS, there’s a new auth bypass exploit
- Dyn was acquired by Oracle
- A new end-to-end encrypted chat implementation using Matrix has come out, Riot
- Microsoft does some weird things to GNU userspaces.
- Crysis ransomware: ineffective. The keys are leaked!
- But just as one falls, another takes its place – Blacknurse brought an entire business down.
- Another variant of the “acoustic keylogger” concept, this one actually uses radio signal.
- GNU/Linux is running on 498 of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world (99.6%). Suck it, Microsoft, Apple, and BSDs.
- Adult Friend Finder had a leak. Of course.
Starts at 19m33s.
Both myself and Jthan were drinking Knob Creek. Paden was drinking a Dr. Pepper.
- CDNs (Content Delivery Networks)!
- Handy for storing static files so you don’t need to serve the bandwidth yourself
- Good for widespread distribution of files to many people, especially if those people are spread across a wide landscape
- Amazon does indeed have their own CDN offering. But you can use S3 as well.
- Cloudflare (what we commonly think of as “Cloudflare”) is not a CDN. It is a reverse caching proxy. They do offer CDN services, though.
- Bandwidth is the biggest benefit, in my eyes- specifically, not needing to serve your content yourself.
- Another benefit is the use of Anycast- your website visitors would automatically load the content from a location closer to them than your webserver is.
- Remember, though- when you load content onto a CDN, you lose control over access to that data.
- Around 30m in, however, we sort of morph into a discussion about legal recourse for company’s suffering digital attacks/compromises/etc.
- I do mention HAProxy though.
In this segment, we highlight system administration mistakes. Think of them as the IT equivalent of the Darwin Awards. (47m46s)
A neglect of responsible disclosure reporting led to multiple Indian embassies being compromised.
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