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The wildest computer hacks you could ever imagine. 500 million dollars disappear into thin air. Two teenagers disrupt a rocket launch. Foreign spies rig an election. Hosted by author and cybersecurity expert Ran Levi, Malicious Life unravels complex, dramatic historical events, with interviews from people who were actually there. Lock your door, wipe your hard drive, and come listen to fascinating stories from the cyber underground.
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Thousands of companies are losing millions of dollars to cyber attacks. An insurance seems an ideal solution to their woes - yet this kind of insurance is much less common today, than it should be. What's the problem with Cyber insurance?The post What’s the problem with Cyber Insurance? appeared first on Malicious Life.
Nate Nelson speaks with Amit Serper & Sam Curry, notable veteran in Cyber Security, about Malware-As-A-Service, bullet-proof hosting, avoiding the lure of the 'dark side' and more. The post Gozi B-Side: Amit Serper & Sam Curry appeared first on Malicious Life.
Gozi, Part 2

Gozi, Part 2

2019-11-1400:35:081

In 2010, Nikita Kuzmin returned to the malware scene with Gozi 2.0, an improved version of the successful banking Trojan. How did Gozi 2.0 fair against Zeus & the new generation of Trojans, and what can we learn from Nikita's story about how does one become a malicious hacker in the first place? The post Gozi, Part 2 appeared first on Malicious Life.
Prying Eyes

Prying Eyes

2019-11-1200:29:493

Roughly 600,000 laptops are lost every year in US airports alone: some reports say a laptop is stolen every minute. How hard is it to hack into a stolen laptop? "Hackable?", McAfee's Cyber Security podcast, investigates. The post Prying Eyes appeared first on Malicious Life.
In this out-of-band episode, we're bringing you the full interview with Lodrina Cherne, a Digital Forensics Expert, on Spyware : what is it, how it works, who sells it, and how you can avoid it yourself.The post B-Side: Lodrina Cherne On Stalkerware appeared first on Malicious Life.
Nikita Kuzmin could have been a whiz programmer or a CEO of a successful startup. But as a teen in Moscow, he fell in with the wrong crowd, and his entrepreneurial skills found a different path: Gozi, the oddest and most brilliant malware operation ever conceived to that point in time.The post Gozi, Part 1: The Rise of Malware-as-a-Service appeared first on Malicious Life.
How is Spyware Legal?

How is Spyware Legal?

2019-10-1700:41:301

Today's Cyber Stalkers have free access to almost government-grade spyware software with which they can terrorize their victims. Who's enabling the commercial spyware market?The post How is Spyware Legal? appeared first on Malicious Life.
Listeners Survey Special

Listeners Survey Special

2019-10-1000:28:562

Ran and Eliad Kimhi, one of the show's top producers, discuss the recent Listener's Survey results: what do like and dislike about the show, ideas you gave us for future improvements - and what do our listeners think about Ran's accent?... The post Listeners Survey Special appeared first on Malicious Life.
Operation Aurora, Part 2

Operation Aurora, Part 2

2019-09-2600:32:514

Google, it turned out, was only one of 35 major US corporations hit in Aurora. Was is an espionage campaign, or could it be that it all began with one top ranking Chinese official who googled his own name - and wasn't happy with the search results?... The post Operation Aurora, Part 2 appeared first on Malicious Life.
Operation Aurora, Part 1

Operation Aurora, Part 1

2019-09-1200:34:058

In January 2010, Google revealed in its blog that it was hacked. This attack, since known as Operation Aurora, is attributed to China. In this series of episodes, we'll expose the complicated and often turbulent relationship between the world's largest internet company, and the world's most populated nation. The post Operation Aurora, Part 1 appeared first on Malicious Life.
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M

I didn't get a chance to respond but I just wanna say Ran I adore your accent and manner of speaking, you are a great storyteller and your pronunciations of certain words makes me grin! We all make mistakes and this has never taken away from me enjoying this show!! I But today with Trinidad and Tobago, the Tobago bit is pronounced Tah/Tuh-bay-go. thank yooou everyone who makes this show!

Oct 14th
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M

Haha Ran you are correct with your guess! Stand to the right side of the escalator, walk up on the left!! Those with massives suitcases at rush hour learn this fact quickly!

Sep 26th
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Tahn Costelloe

Great podcast series so far. Enjoying it a lot!

Aug 15th
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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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Sony Varghese

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

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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Patrick Bornay

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

May 23rd
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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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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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JACK SPARROW

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

Apr 22nd
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J

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

Apr 16th
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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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Michael Bergman

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

Apr 10th
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Abhishek Srivastava

This podcast is so entertaining! Love it!

Apr 6th
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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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