Dave Bittner is the producer and host of the CyberWire podcast, a top-rated daily cyber security news program produced in Baltimore. Dave lives in Columbia, MD, with his wife, two sons, and a dog.
October 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
climate change, coffee, cryptomining, hank the cow dog, iot, privacy, ransomware, the beatles, tracking, vulnerability
Coffee machines catching ransomware, Blacklight shines a torch on website tracking, and a woman is freaked out that a complete stranger can turn off her home's security system.
August 13th, 2020 | 54 mins 14 secs
byte, hacking, password, privacy, satellite, tiktok, triller, video game
Can a video game help your company's staff choose stronger passwords? Why might satellite-based internet communications be bad for security? And what are the alternatives to TikTok?
March 5th, 2020 | 52 mins 10 secs
bitcoin, clearview, cryptocurrency, facial recognition, scam, twitter, ukraine
Fraudsters steal millions from those hoping to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, Twitter verifies a fake US politician, and it's another face palm for facial recognition.
December 19th, 2019 | 55 mins 3 secs
banking, car, christmas, die hard, facebook, fraud, instagram, iot, odometer, rap
A rapping bank worker is accused of stealing from the vault, the devices that can hide your car's true mileage, and why it may be a case of "No No No" rather than "Ho Ho Ho" when it comes to IoT toys this Christmas.
And as Carole sups the mulled wine, Graham has problems with his internet connection...
October 17th, 2019 | 51 mins 22 secs
elizabeth warren, facebook, football, instagram, liverpool, privacy, selfie, stalker
Footballers' wives go to war over Instagram leaks, it turns out fake news is fine on Facebook (just so long as it's in a political ad), and things take a horrific turn in Japan, as a stalker uses a scary technique to find out where his pop idol lives.
August 15th, 2019 | 51 mins 30 secs
black hat, cable, camera, crown sterling, dslr, encryption, iphone, lightning, malware, ransomware, time ai, vulnerability
Say cheese to ransomware on your camera! A sponsored speech at Black Hat causes uproar, and should you trust that Lightning cable you're about to plug into your MacBook?
April 4th, 2019 | 48 mins 44 secs
car alarm, facial recognition, malware, office depot, officemax, pc health check
Office Depot and OfficeMax are fined millions for tricking customers into thinking their computers were infected with malware, car alarms can make your vehicle less secure, and facial recognition in apartment blocks comes under the microscope.
December 20th, 2018 | 46 mins 58 secs
amazon, bigfoot, christmas, google, grinch, hacking, paul mccartney, pewdiepie, printer, reddit, ringo starr, t-series, womble, youtube
Join us for our special Christmas episode as we tell tales of printer hacking, website defacement, Grinches, and how Google is snooping on your private YouTube videos.
September 27th, 2018 | 44 mins 14 secs
dash cam, domain, iot, phishing, privacy, robocall, vulnerability, zoho
Why was Zoho's website taken offline by its own domain registrar? How are dash cams making you less secure? And why are robocalls on the rise in the United States?
May 9th, 2018 | 39 mins 54 secs
dating, facebook, hacking, icloud, kingdom rush, lottery, paris hilton
Paris Hilton's hacker gets 57 months in the clink, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date.
February 22nd, 2018 | 39 mins 31 secs
credit card, facebook, flight simulator, idn, malware, password, phishing, punycode, russia, vulnerability
Flight simulators packed with password-grabbing malware, Facebook fighting Russian trolls, and how vulnerability researchers fear being sued.