Why backups aren’t a “silver bullet” against ransomware, with Matt Crape: Lock and Code S02E17

On Lock and Code this week, we speak with VMware technical account manager Matt Crape about backups, a complex defense to ransomware.

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Hackers, tractors, and a few delayed actors. How hacker Sick Codes learned too much about John Deere: Lock and Code S02E16

No one ever wants a group of hackers to say about their company: “We had the keys to the kingdom.” But that’s exactly what the hacker Sick Codes said on this week’s episode of Lock and Code, in speaking with host David Ruiz, when talking about his and fellow hackers’ efforts to peer into John…

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“Seven or eight” zero-days: The failed race to fix Kaseya VSA, with Victor Gevers, Lock and Code S02E13

Kaseya VSA had “seven or eight” zero-day vulnerabilities, revealed DIVD Chair Victor Gevers in the latest episode of Lock and Code.

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Racing against a real-life ransomware attack, with Ski Kacoroski: Lock and Code S02E12

This week on Lock and Code, we speak with Northshore School District systems administrator Ski Kacoroski about recovering from ransomware.

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Want to stop ransomware attacks? Send the cybercriminals to jail, says Brian Honan: Lock and Code S02E11

This week on Lock and Code, we speak to BH Consulting CEO Brian Honan about what can be done to stop today’s frequent ransomware attacks.

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DOJ recovers pipeline ransom, signals more aggressive approach to cybercrime

The US Department of Justice announced Monday that it recovered much of the ransomware payment that Colonial Pipeline paid to Darkside.

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Can two VPN “wrongs” make a right? Lock and Code S02E10

In 2016, a mid-20s man began an intense, prolonged, digital harassment campaign against his new roommate. His VPNs helped put him in prison.

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Shining a light on dark patterns with Carey Parker: Lock and Code S02E09

This week on Lock and Code, we speak to cybersecurity expert and author Carey Parker about dark patterns, which can trick you online.

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A week in security (April 12 – 18)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, from April 12 to 18.

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Beating security fatigue with Troy Hunt, Chloé Messdaghi, and Tanya Janca: Lock and Code S02E06

This week on Lock and Code, we speak to three cybersecurity experts—Troy Hunt, Chloé Messdaghi, and Tanya Janca—about security fatigue.

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