Pentagonal

Pentagonal is a show about privacy and security in the digital age. Each week Jacob and Cristian will talk about how folks can stay private and safe when everything seems to be intruding into our lives.

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      Pentagonal Episode 19: Security State Of Things


      Jake and Cristian talk about US Customs Guidlines, a smart camera from CES, porn ads in the Play Store, an update on the GoogleMemoGate, and we talk about Facebook’s new News Feed.

      Content Warning: Politics, Porn, Discussions of many forms of bigotry.

      Show Notes:

      00:01:32 – New US Customs Guidelines
      00:06:21 – Angee Smart Camera
      00:17:00 – Games With Porn Ads Sneak Into The Play Store
      00:22:00 – Googlememogate Part 2: ...


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      Pentagonal Episode 18: Meltdown and Spectre


      Jake and Cristian talk about meltdown, spectre, Google Play ad creepiness, HID USB attacks, and Alexa Police integrations.

      Show Notes:

      00:00:31 – Meltdown and Spectre
      00:17:53 – Android Games Listening To What You’re Watching On TV
      00:25:15 – HID USB Attacks
      00:31:54 – Alexa Police Integrations

      Meltdown & Spectre:

      Reading privileged memory with a side-channel “Meltdown” and “Spectre”: Every modern processor has u...


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      Pentagonal Episode 17: Still Better Than Android


      This week on Pentagonal we talk about Apple’s recent security woes and email tracking. We also uhhh talk about uhhh AI generated faceswapping adult videos????

      Show Notes:

      00:02:25 – Apple’s Recent Security Woes
      00:21:50 – Email Tracking
      00:38:16 – Faceswapping AI Porn Videos???

      macOS bug lets you log in as admin with no password required Zero-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability allowed remote access to smart accessories including...


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       2017-12-15

      Pentagonal Episode 16: Please Message Us If You Like Skype For Business


      This week on Pentagonal we have some follow up on Amazon Key and Facebook Nudes. Equihax comes back from the dead. Plus we laugh at Google again and talk about a questionable Face ID Hack.

      CW: Light discussion of gross internet things people who scan Facebook for content that folks upload to the service.

      Show Notes:

      Amazon Key Vulnerability Equifax Update Facebook Employees Will Actually Look At Your Nudes Google’s KRACK Update Failure Face ID...


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       2017-11-18

      Pentagonal Episode 15: Put Your Pants On


      This week on Pentagonal, we have a final sign off to Equihax, take a drive into KRACK, make fun of Amazon Key, make fun of Android, and we make fun of Facebook.

      Show Notes:

      Equifax website serving fake flash downloads KRACK Amazon Key  Crunchyroll serves some malware Windows 10 with SmartScreen was blocking it in 16 minutes Windows 10 Upgrade offer ending on Dec. 31st Android Play Protect does not in fact Protect Facebook: SEND NUDES Sending Facebook your nudes is ...


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       2017-11-08

      Pentagonal Episode 14: Time Travel is Wack


      This week on Pentagonal, we have a grab bag of stories that we find interesting. Recorded live and direct 10 minutes after the last episode recording, we’re a little worn out from time travel.

      Show Notes:

      Google Play is still untrustworthy and bad at security. SafeBrowse Chrome extension found to be secretly mining for cryptocurrency. Adobe Private PGP Key being published. Passwords for car tracking devices leaked online. CCleaner having malware siloed...


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       2017-10-10

      Pentagonal Episode 13: Follow Up


      This week on Pentagonal, we follow up on a bunch of topics from previous episodes. Also we talk about a store where private information can get you real things and we make fun of the Pixelbook.

      Show Notes:

      Store That Sells Stuff For Your Private Data Equifax Update Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer “retired” Arbitration clause was unintentional and is removed, won’t apply to anyone who agreed while it was still there. Freeze PINs are...


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       2017-10-03

      Episode 12: Equihax


      This week on Pentagonal, we talk about the Equifax hack. We also talk about the Blueborne exploit and Jakes love of Animoji. Plus: Jake reviews Oreos.

      Show Notes:

      Equihax

      After Equifax Breach, Here’s Your Next Worry: Weak PINs Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed Equifax Lobbied To Kill Rule Protecting Victims Of Data Breaches Ayuda! (Help!) Equifax Has My Data!

      BlueBorne

      Cristian on twitter

      Cristian on Mastodon

      Jake on M...


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       2017-09-16

      Pentagonal Episode 12: Equihax


      This week on Pentagonal, we talk about the Equifax hack. We also talk about the Blueborne exploit and Jakes love of Animoji. Plus: Jake reviews Oreos.

      Show Notes: Equihax After Equifax Breach, Here’s Your Next Worry: Weak PINs Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed Equifax Lobbied To Kill Rule Protecting Victims Of Data Breaches Ayuda! (Help!) Equifax Has My Data! Patreon of the week: Crow Moore BlueBorne

      Social:

      Cristian on Mastodon Jake on M...


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       2017-09-16

      Episode 11: Shell Companies All The Way Down


      This week on Pentagonal, we talk about Google trying to silence all of their enemies. Jake is in his happy place and no one can stop him from shaming Google. We also have two stories actually about privacy and security, if you're into that kind of thing.

      Show Notes: 1:30 SharknAT&To Jake shares an article he found interesting. A researcher discovered a bunch of vulnerabilities in AT&T modems shipping today. The article also talks about how to use the vulnerabilities...

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       2017-09-07