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Ep. 015 – USB anti-hacking, bypassing 2FA and government insecurity [PODCAST]

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In this episode, the Naked Security Podcast looks at whether the latest USB hardware proposals will be used to boost security or tighten up anti-piracy controls, investigates an open-source toolkit for bypassing 2FA, and explains how the US government shutdown is affecting online security.

With Anna Brading. Paul Ducklin, Mark Stockley and Matthew Boddy.

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You guys gotta up your audio game. On commutes, I can’t understand anything at all (even with earbuds).


Clear as a bell for me on laptop speakers and iPhone with earbuds (tested in busy/noisy office environment).


No. Poor, amateurish production standards for where Sophos aspire to be. I can point you to any number of tech podcasts with 3 or 4 voices that do it much better.

Echo-y, different volume levels for each person because of one mic (bet the table you’re sitting around is not square), background noises. You’re two-handed podcasts were better audio productions.

The more participants, the more careful & precise your sound engineering has to be for the ear to channel and follow each voice, particularly when dealing with cross-talk & accents (for those of us on this side of the water).


No. Substandard audio production. Highly variable.

Audio is all echo-y, levels are uneven, background noise. I expected better. You used to be better.

like when the show was two-handed instead I’d a 4-handed roundtable and each participants had better gear or you used it better.

Still, great info.


That was my fault. Or maybe wordpress’, Sri. After I sent the first it didn’t appear as a reply in my feed. I thought, shit> misfire. And let it go.

A day or two later I was back in WP, noticed the Sophos reply to my original message & typed up another response.

As soon as I launched it the app refreshed & my first reply to sophis popped in.

Dunno. Couldn’t unlaunch the second missive.

So apologies all around.

OTOH, I like you guys & the product a lot, which is why I don’t share your podcast. I do repost & share your articles all the time. And I also subscribe to your security products yearly.

Sophos really is my authoritative source on internet & computer security. And I look forward to hearing a podcast with good enough production standards I’ll be proud to share as well.


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