Episode 25: How tutu dance into cyber

It's that time of the month: Patch Tuesday October 2020 has just passed so naturally we need to talk about it. Kev has clearly been bottling up some feelings about Bad Neighbor/ping of death attacks, and we wonder whether the hype is really merited.

Next up, the most famous ballerina in cyber. If you've been anywhere near Twitter over the past few weeks, you've probably seen the advert we're talking about, which depicts a ballerina and the caption "Fatima's next job could be in cybersecurity (she just doesn't know it yet)". Naturally outrage – and many many memes – ensued, and there's nothing we like talking about more than Twitter-based fury. Although interestingly we did spot some tumbleweed in the infosec community...

Who nuked Trickbot? U.S. Cyber Command said it was them – then Microsoft and co piped up and said they should get the credit! We take a deep dive into just what's going on.

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Microsoft fixes Ping of Death Flaw in Windows:
https://duo.com/decipher/microsoft-fixes-ping-of-death-flaw-in-windows

"Fatima" Advert:
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/fatima-advert-removed-backlash/

Trickbot:
https://securityboulevard.com/2020/10/u-s-cyber-command-says-it-nuked-trickbot-but-microsoft-and-chums-claim-credit/

About Cyber Humanity

The podcast taking cybersecurity personally

There's a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can't deny that a lot the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Chris Pace (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as 'Mr Nothing to CVE here...'), Max Vetter (former dark web detective and pretty cool guy), and Paul Bentham (ex-gov. type and Immersive Labs product guru) as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.

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