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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      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:


      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!


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      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...



      Episode 10: Sandstorm

      This week on Pentagonal, we take a deep dive into Sandstorm. Also: a discussion of a drive unlocking case, a sidebar on the old web, and another episode of the Google podcast.

      Show Notes: Man in jail 2 years for refusing to decrypt drives. Will he ever get out? Sandstorm Capability-based security motherfuckingwebsite Patreon of the week: Creatrix Tiara Cristian on Mastodon Jake on Mastodon



      Episode 9: DEFCON

      This week on Pentagonal, we talk about some of our favorite stories to come out of DEFCON. Plus, Cristian has a new Mastodon instance.

      Show Notes: Slayer Of Wcry Worm Charged With Creating Unrelated Banking Malware Salesforce “Red Team” Members Present Tool At Defcon, Get Fired The Time I Was Handcuffed To A Chair In Vegas Hacking Voting Machines At Def Con 25 Cristian on Mastodon Jake on Mastodon



      Episode 8: Took Some Benadryl And Dove In

      This week on Pentagonal, we talk more about that Google Memo. Next week we'll be back to an actual privacy and/or security topic. We promise.

      Show Notes: Why I Was Fired From Google - WSJ Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google’s C.E.O. - New York Times



      Episode 7: The Right To Be Forgotten

      This week on Pentagonal, we take a look at the right to be forgotten. It then turns into a look at laughable the internal Google Diversity Manifesto is.

      Show Notes: > "the individual's right to privacy against the public's right to know", deciding if the website is "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed" Wikipedia Page Links on the Google v Canada case: Canada’s Supreme C...



      Episode 6: Emails Matter

      This week on Pentagonal, we talk about net neutrality. Please send any and all mail to Jake. We also have a sidebar about state budgets.

      Show Notes: Throttling of websites and online services might help customers, FCC says FCC refuses to release text of more than 40,000 net neutrality complaints Google handles 25 percent of North America's Web traffic Netflix boasts 37% share of Internet traffic in North America, compared with 3% for Apple's iTunes Senate votes to let ISPs...



      Episode 5: Welcome To The Future!

      This week on Pentagonal, we talk about government records being public and biometrics. Plus two sidebars on fake news and app stores.

      Show Notes: White House voter commission publishes names, numbers of worried citizens Next on Fake News: Watch Obama Give a Speech Made By This Scarily Believable Video Editing Tool



      Episode 4: Oath is Coming

      This week on Pentagonal, we discuss a variety of topics: Google Home, LetsEncrypt wildcards, threat models, and why you probably shouldn't bother with encrypted email.

      Show Notes Google Home Breaks Up Dispute LetsEncrypt Wildcard Certs How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love My Thread Model Encrypted Email GPG ProtonMail Fastmail



      Episode 3: A #Millenial Out In The City

      This week on Pentagonal, we try and stay on topic. Topics include Petya, chat apps, electron apps, and new podcast ideas.

      Petya: Telegram: Google Jamboard: