Episode 144 – FBI Backdoor Back Draft and Liberty Forum

Darren and JJ were at the Ninth Annual Liberty Forum this week. The FBI wants a backdoor into Apple iPhones, John McAfee says it is akin to giving out the nuclear launch codes. Linux Mint site hacked and malware distros uploaded. A Hollywood hospital falls victim to a crypto-locker virus but no word is mentioned about IT security or data back-up protocols. Bitcoin Classic surpasses 1000 nodes.

 

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News

Apple vs. FBI

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-apple-attorney-fbi-order-could-destroy-the-iphone-as-it-exists-20160221-story.html

Google weighs in

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/17/11040266/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-sides-with-apple-encryption

John McAfee weighs in (sound)

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/19/john-mcafee-fbi-should-let-me-hack-iphone.html

Reports of Linux Mint website was hacked and non secure distros were supplied

http://bitcoinist.net/linux-mint-backdoor-puts-users-and-bitcoin-miners-at-risk/

Hospital falls victim to crypto-locker malware, pays $17,000 to gain access to encrypted files

http://nanonews.org/hollywood-hospital-pays-bitcoin-ransom-to-hackers/

# of Bitcoin Classic Nodes break 1000

http://bravenewcoin.com/news/bitcoin-classic-node-count-breaks-1000/

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