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Stories about cybersecurity. The wildest hacks you can ever imagine, told by people who were actually there. Hosted by cybersecurity expert and book author, Ran Levi, this is not your average talk-show. These are fascinating, unknown tales, slowly unraveled, deeply researched. Think Hardcore History meets Hackable- and come dig into a history you never knew existed.
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Are Ad Blockers Malicious?

Are Ad Blockers Malicious?

2019-08-1500:33:222

Ad Blockers, such as AdBlock Plus, provide an important service to users who find web ads annoying, creepy and sometimes even dangerous. In recent years, how ever, the business models adopted by some blockers present us with a moral dilemma.The post Are Ad Blockers Malicious? appeared first on Malicious Life.
Conficker

Conficker

2019-07-1800:39:194

Can a malware be *too* successful? This is the story of Conficker, one of the most advanced worms in history - and how its success led to its ultimate failure. The post Conficker appeared first on Malicious Life.
Operation SoftCell

Operation SoftCell

2019-07-0400:34:184

A rare, inside look, at how Cybereason's researchers were able to uncover one of the largest Cyber Espionage campaigns ever discovered, against multiple Telecommunications companies around the world. The post Operation SoftCell appeared first on Malicious Life.
The YIPL phreaking magazine was the spiritual predecessor to the better-known '2600' zine, and it was founded by a ideological party determined to bring down the largest monopoly in US history: Bell Telephone.The post ‘Pa Bell’ Vs. Youth International Party Line appeared first on Malicious Life.
The U.S vs. Gary McKinnon

The U.S vs. Gary McKinnon

2019-05-2700:39:142

After the Challenger Disaster of 1986, NASA had a hard time convincing the public that the Galileo spacecraft, fueled by radioactive Plutonium, is safe to launch. The WANK worm, it turns out, was a message aim at NASA - from the two most powerful hackers in the world. The post The U.S vs. Gary McKinnon appeared first on Malicious Life.
The WANK Worm, Part 2

The WANK Worm, Part 2

2019-05-1000:39:133

After the Challenger Disaster of 1986, NASA had a hard time convincing the public that the Galileo spacecraft, fueled by radioactive Plutonium, is safe to launch. The WANK worm, it turns out, was a message aim at NASA - from the two most powerful hackers in the world. The post The WANK Worm, Part 2 appeared first on Malicious Life.
The WANK Worm, Part 1

The WANK Worm, Part 1

2019-04-2500:34:462

On October 16th, 1989, NASA's scientists went into work preparing to launch a spacecraft that very day. But when they sat down to their computers, they were met with an unexpected greeting: “Your system has been officially WANKed. You talk of times of peace for all, and then prepare for war.” The post The WANK Worm, Part 1 appeared first on Malicious Life.
After its momentous breach, Equifax's CEO Richard Smith said: “Equifax will not be defined by this incident, but rather by how we respond.”Well, he was spot on, but not in a good way. The post The Equifax Data Breach Pt. II: The Bits Hit The Fan appeared first on Malicious Life.
In their 120 year history, Equifax never sold anything, or provided any service to ordinary folks - except collect DATA. In 2017, that huge data repository, a 1000 times larger then the Library of Congress, got hacked. The post The Equifax Data Breach Pt. I: A Big Data Bubble appeared first on Malicious Life.
DeCSS: Hackers Vs Hollywood

DeCSS: Hackers Vs Hollywood

2019-03-1300:44:561

Twenty years ago, a 15-years old Norwegian kid was put on trial for breaking the DVD Copy Prevention system. His case spawned a whole new "artistic" movement...The post DeCSS: Hackers Vs Hollywood appeared first on Malicious Life.
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Tahn Costelloe

Great podcast series so far. Enjoying it a lot!

Aug 15th
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Ran Levi

Tahn Costelloe thanks! :-)

Aug 16th
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Trevor White

looks like the podcast is being promoted on castbox but no episodes show up at all in the episode list??

Aug 12th
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Ran Levi

Trevor White Hi, Trevor - check the 'Episodes' drop down list, maybe something mis-configured there?

Aug 12th
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Sony Varghese

Hi... this is a repeat upload. Could you check and upload the correct episode? Thanks.

Jul 18th
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Ran Levi

Sony Varghese Hi, Sony - yes, there was a mistake. I fixed it: I hope the app will be updated soon. Try to unsubscribe and then resubscribe to the podcast, it should help :-)

Jul 18th
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Googlebox

really opens your eyes to the danger of the internet

Jul 5th
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M

can I get a malicious life t-shirt still :O!?

Jun 27th
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Ran Levi

M thanks! :-)

Jul 4th
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M

Ran Levi cool I will keep listening regardless :) Awesome show, always a pleasure to listen to!

Jul 4th
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Patrick Bornay

as a compsci student the code/cryptography details are very much appreciated

May 23rd
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Ran Levi

Patrick Bornay Thanks, Patrick! glad you liked it :-)

May 31st
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M

hahah what a hilarious and bizarre ending! entertaining and educating as usual, thank you :)

May 9th
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Ran Levi

M :-) thx!

May 9th
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Spike Robinson

Great podcast. I don't even mind the sponsor ad, because it's really on topic and relevant.

Apr 25th
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Ran Levi

Spike Robinson Thanks, Spike! :-)

Apr 26th
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JACK SPARROW

man awesome podcast, I have passed this onto every engineer I know

Apr 22nd
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Ran Levi

JACK SPARROW Thanks, Jack! very much appreciated :-)

Apr 26th
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J

This is fantastic. Way to make nerdy things interesting and enjoyable!

Apr 16th
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Ran Levi

J We're all out of shirt ATM, so we're working on printing more - I'll update as soon as we get them :-)

Apr 18th
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J

Ran Levi How does one acquire a shirt without Itunes??

Apr 17th
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M

Really informative and fun podcast! It's making me really interested in pursuing web security as a side

Apr 13th
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Ran Levi

M thank you! :-)

Apr 13th
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Michael Bergman

Why aren't the new episodes showing up here? They show up on Google Podcasts.

Apr 10th
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Ignacio Dominguez-Ramirez

Michael Bergman Omg, thank you for this. I was scratching my head thinking that exact same thing! ✌️

Apr 13th
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Ran Levi

Michael Bergman Thx, Michael! one of my favorites as well.. :-)

Apr 11th
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Abhishek Srivastava

This podcast is so entertaining! Love it!

Apr 6th
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t bolte

Abhishek Srivastava I'll only be

Apr 10th
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Karl Dieseldorff

Very well informed, BUT also sooooo very entertaining! Thank you for all the important work you and your team does! Simply great writing and soundscaping.

Jan 22nd
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Justin Rogers

best blog on the web

Jul 13th
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Yoni Fraimorice

Very interesting and well presented

Jul 12th
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Ran Levi

Yoni Fraimorice thanks, Yoni! :-)

May 9th
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