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Unsupervised Learning

Thinking about the intersection of security, technology, and society—and what might be coming next. Every Monday morning you get a curated 15-30 minute summary of the week's most important stories and why they matter. Plus regular essays and interviews that explore a single topic.

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Unsupervised Learning: No 73

Word 0-day, BrickerBot, iOS GIF, Russian arrested, Tizen, OilRig, APT10 MSPs, Dallas sirens, ATM drilling, Watson golf, Uber Italy, AI memory, links, projects, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

10 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 61

Nasty new GMail phishing bug, Microsoft kills security bulletins, ShadowBrokers go dark, Cellebrite hacked, Combining sensor data with machine learning, the tradeoff between privacy and IoT functionality, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

39mins

16 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 70

Russians at it again, Microsoft and Adobe updates, PoS breaches, US-CERT throws TLS shade, epilepsy tweet stalking, Tesla's billion, lip-reading AI, autonomous BMWs, Fiber Lasers, taxing robots, Green Zones and Red Zones, AI disruption of healthcare, discovery, recommendations, and aphorisms, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

24mins

20 Mar 2017

Rank #3

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 66

My recap of RSA 2017, Google's zero-trust implementation, Trump domain hacked, robots doing your taxes, the IoT Security train analogy, the future of authentication, toolswatch best tools of 2016, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

21 Feb 2017

Rank #4

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 120

It's 2 billion users now, Liinux beep, Digital Shadows finds fail files, cloud misconfiguration, AlterEgo, AI applications, Alexa sending payments, Tech, Ideas, Recommendation, Aphorism, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19mins

9 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 119

Atlanta disabled, MyFitnessPal hacked, Cambridge Analytica election tampering, Drupal, Saks, DARPA drones, Cloudflare 1.1.1.1, Slack bosses, Democratic Chinese AIs, Georgia facepalm, tech, humans, ideas, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27mins

2 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 75

DoublePulsar in the wild, vigilante IoT worms, Bose listening headphones, PoS hacking sentence, Google ad blocking, best anti-aging exercises, unqualified Indian engineers, , discovered links, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

23 Apr 2017

Rank #7

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Unsupervised Learning: Episode 37

[ Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes | Android | RSS ] InfoSec news Feds paid over 1M to get into San Bernardino iPhone Continued fallout from Panama papers 3.2 million servers vulnerable to JBoss attack which is being used in SamSam ransomware attacks MIT launches internal bug bounty platform | https://threatpost.com/mit-launches-experimental-bug-bounty-program/117618/ NSA recommends out-of-band taps […] -- :: Unsupervised Learning: Episode 37 appeared originally on danielmiessler.com. :: Subscribe to Unsupervised Learning---my weekly show where I handpick the best stories from infosec and technology, and talk about why they matter.Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

25 Apr 2016

Rank #8

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 50

Subscribe to Unsupervised Learning via: iTunes | Android | RSS | Newsletter This is Episode No. 50 of Unsupervised Learning—a weekly show where I collect my favorite stories in infosec, technology, and humans, and talk about why they matter. The show is released in two forms:* the Podcast, which you can subscribe to via iTunes, Android, Blog, or RSS * the Newsletter, which is the podcast’s companion and conveniently serves as its show notes as well. You can get the newsletter by clicking here or on the image/text below. Thank you for listening! Notes* The intro track is from one of my favorite EDM artists: Zomby. The song is ‘Orion’, and it’s from the ‘With Love’ album. Highly recommended if you like chill EDM. Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

37mins

24 Oct 2016

Rank #9

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Unsupervised Learning: Episode 36

[ Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes | Android | RSS ] News [ ] Nothing useful found on Farook’s phone | http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/14/nothing_useful_on_farook_iphone/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook | I think they knew this and used it as a lever for something they’ve wanted for a long time [ ] Apple engineers say security threat is hackers, not government | http://www.macrumors.com/2016/04/15/apple-engineers-hackers-security-threat/ […] -- :: Unsupervised Learning: Episode 36 appeared originally on danielmiessler.com. :: Subscribe to Unsupervised Learning---my weekly show where I handpick the best stories from infosec and technology, and talk about why they matter.Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

20mins

18 Apr 2016

Rank #10

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 141

AMA Summer 2018, Security News, Technology News, Human News, Ideas, Discovery, and the weekly Recommendation and Aphorism…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

4 Sep 2018

Rank #11

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 193

AIG says BEC has overtaken ransomware as the primary claim type against their cyber insurance policies in EMEA, accounting for 23% of claims. More PaperThe NSA Cyber Chief wants to share digital threat information early and often. I like the fact that they're opening up a bit, and I think it's only good for everyone (except bad guys). The more they share the higher the bar is for attackers, and the less time they have to use certain TTPs. This is exactly the type of Government-Industry interaction that we need to be doing more of to stay ahead of China. MoreNYU did a report on how social media is likely to be used for misinformation campaigns in 2020. They say Instagram will be a much bigger player this time around, which makes sense given that images are the dominant meme carrier. Article StudySupport the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

22mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 62

An OWASP Gaming Security Framework, infosec news, OPSEC is obscurity, AMP is a horrible idea, the End of Twitter, the Sound of Silence, chaning your Echo wake word, RAWGraphs, Ask Lesley, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28mins

22 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 51

Subscribe to Unsupervised Learning via: iTunes | Android | RSS | Newsletter This is Episode No. 51 of Unsupervised Learning—a weekly show where I collect my favorite stories in infosec, technology, and humans, and talk about why they matter. The show is released in two forms:* the Podcast, which you can subscribe to via iTunes, Android, Blog, or RSS * the Newsletter, which is the podcast’s companion and conveniently serves as its show notes as well. You can get the newsletter by clicking here or on the image/text below. Thank you for listening! Notes* The intro track is from one of my favorite EDM artists: Zomby. The song is ‘Orion’, and it’s from the ‘With Love’ album. Highly recommended if you like chill EDM. Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

31 Oct 2016

Rank #14

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 139

TLS 1.3, BurpSuite Improvements, Google Ad Database, Russian Attack Sattelites, Amazon Theaters, Google AI Cooling, Wheat Genome, Giant Magellan Telescope, Carb Ratios, Leg Exercise and Cognitive Health, Ideas, Discovery, Notes, Recommendations, and the weekly Aphorism…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 116

Chinese at CanSecWest, Applebees POS, Palantir, Poisoning, TensorFlow DoD, Amazon laughing, Google 72-qbits, Amazon FinTech, Android P, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17mins

13 Mar 2018

Rank #16

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 214

London Facial Recognition, Coalfire Freedom, NYT Reporter Spyware, Avast Sells Customer Data, Google's Bounty Program, Kali 2020, Harvard Chemist Espionage, Technology News, Human News, Ideas Trends & Analysis, Discovery, Recommendations, and the Weekly Aphorism…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 179

The Deepfakes thing is already starting to have an impact, and it didn't even involve actual Deepfake (GAN ML) technology. A video was spread of Nancy Pelosi speaking very slowly and seeming to stumble over her words, which made her look quite bad. The video was virally shared throughout social media on the right. Problem is, it was intentionally slowed down to make her look old/stupid/crazy. What this shows us is that it's not the machine learning that makes Deepfakes dangerous; it's the willingness of a massive percentage of the US population to believe total garbage without an ounce of scrutiny. It doesn't matter if Deepfakes can be shown to be fake because people are matching evidence to their emotions, not the other way around. The vulnerability is our ignorance and cynicism, not a spoofing technology. And as I wrote about a couple of years ago, this will be used as a weapon against us. More EssayA real estate insurance website for First American Financial Corp was vulnerable to a simple IDOR (where you change the account number in the URL to get another account), and it evidently resulted in the exposure of hundreds of millions of insurance records that included extremely sensitive information. IDOR is still one of the most common and dangerous vulns a web app can have, and for companies like this they can be devastating. MoreThe US Military is trying to learn how popular movements form and evolve, and to do so they're studying 350 billion social media messages. But it's a Bloomberg article, so maybe they're actually studying bullfrogs for clues about hypertension. MoreMoody's has downgraded Equifax's rating in some significant part due to its 2017 cyber breach. This is noteworthy because until now, breaches have largely been spackled over in terms of the major financial perspective and at the 6-24 month timescale. This is a positive indication that companies could actually start taking cybersecurity more seriously, and not just at the CISO and IT level, but from the boardroom down. MoreAdvisories: TP-Link RoutersSupport the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

17mins

28 May 2019

Rank #18

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 131

Predicting your credit rating based on the tech you use, Russians attack Germans, WPA3, China bird drones, AT&T and Verison to stop selling our location data, Facebook red team, Twitter Smyte, plus tech, humans, discovery, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

29mins

26 Jun 2018

Rank #19

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 133

Twitter deleting accounts, deepfakes, location leaks, Rekognition, bio databases, juggalo makeup, iOS 12 security, Siri upgrades, and more…Support the show: https://danielmiessler.com/support/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

11 Jul 2018

Rank #20