Thursday, January 18, 2018

Beers with Talos EP20: Crypto, Vuln Disco, and the Spectre Meltdown



Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast Episode 20 is now available.  Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:

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EP20 Show Notes: 

This is easily our best podcast of 2018 (so far). The crew discusses the recent spike in crypto-mania sweeping the globe and also goes in-depth on how vulnerability discovery plays a critical role in overall security. Plus, the crew all (shockingly) have different takes on Spectre/Meltdown and Craig decides to up the ante with the killer robots.

Timeline:

The Roundtable

01:20 - Matt - Discussing Cats - a BOGO on denigrating cultural icons
04:59 - Nigel - The Reds will be victorious and glorious, of course
07:11 - Craig - Probably not the firefighter/arsonist of the security world. Probably.
09:23 - Joel - Arctic bombs and picking a bone with Mother Nature
12:04 - MItch - Tales of the short lives of expensive presents

The Topics

15:10 - CRYPTO MANIA!!! HMB while I take out a second mortgage, also Ethereum CLIENT vulns
24:10 - Vuln disco - why it matters, discussion around recent Blender vulns
39:30 - Meltdown and Spectre - Breaking down the actual threat, risk/exposure, and mitigation
54:28 - Parting shots

The Links and Credits:

Ethereum Client Bugs blog post: http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/01/vulnerability-spotlight-multiple.html
Bitcoin Pizza Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitcoin_pizza?lang=en
Blender Vuln Spotlight blog post: http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/01/unpatched-blender-vulns.html
Meltdown/Spectre blog post: http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/01/meltdown-and-spectre.html
Phantom Tolley relevant XKCD: http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1938:_Meltdown_and_Spectre
Critical Role (Geek and Sundry Twitch): https://geekandsundry.com/shows/critical-role/
Alexa Silver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvT_gqs5ETk
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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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