WannaCry aftershocks. Influence ops and data corruption. Samba patched. Biometrics and impersonation. GDPR approaches. US legislation update.
In today's podcast we hear that bogus WannaCry remediation apps are cumbering the PlayStore—don't be taken in. More on the complexities of WannaCry attribution. An EternalRocks worm may have been withdrawn by its authors. Citizen Lab finds evidence that influence operations against targets in almost forty countries are now corrupting data. Vietnam does some cyber snarling at the Philippines over the South China Sea. Samba gets a patch as observers fear emergence of a worm. Biometrics and impersonation—experts advise complexity. GDPR is just one year away, but preparation still lags. Dinah Davis from Arctic Wolf shares her story of founding Code Like a Girl. Malek Ben Salem from Accenture Labs describes self sustaining enterprises. And two noteworthy pieces of legislation are introduced into the US House and Senate.