Gerry and Steve talk about the recent revelation that the CTO of Bitcoin mining company NiceHash did jail time for running the Darkode cybercrime forum and the need to perform background checks to better understand risk. They also dive into a recent finding out of Princeton that identified websites using hidden form fields to grab data from your browser’s autofill feature to use in ad tracking. And, since it’s the new Year, they present some potential cyber resolutions you should consider to make your 2018 the most secure one yet. And, of course, they wrap it all up with their One Cool Things.

Show Notes

Resources:

NiceHash CTO former cyber criminal

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/12/former-botmaster-darkode-founder-is-cto-of-hacked-bitcoin-mining-firm-nicehash/

Bitcoin Primer from Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/12/how-bitcoin-works/

Websites that steal data from autofill browsers

https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/30/16829804/browser-password-manager-adthink-princeton-research

https://webtransparency.cs.princeton.edu/no_boundaries/autofill_sites.html

Mr Robot Steganography breakdown

http://jszym.com/blog/mr.robot-hides-data-on-audio-disks-and-so-can-you.html

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