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.
April 21st, 2022 | 50 mins 46 secs
apple, cryptocurrency, google, icloud, metamask, microphone, privacy, russia, social engineering, ukraine, zoom
A man loses $650,000 from his cryptocurrency wallet after his Apple iCloud account is hacked, video conferencing apps may not be muting your mic quite the way you imagined, and Google has unblurred military bases in Russia... or has it?
February 10th, 2022 | 50 mins 42 secs
dea, facebook, meta, metaverse, north korea, social engineering, vulnerability
Who's wearing the pyjamas while they take down North Korea's internet? Is it a case of cop or cosplay in Oregon? And what's to fear about the metaverse?
November 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 1 min
2fa, cryptocurrency, job hunting, paypal, sms, social engineering, squid game
A game about Squid Game pulls the rug from under cryptocurrency investors in what appears to be a scam, PayPal hackers use a devious trick to break into 2FA-protected accounts, and have you received a job offer that's too good to be true?
October 21st, 2021 | 45 mins 31 secs
amazon, data breach, facial recognition, missouri, responsible disclosure, ring, vulnerability
A journalist is threatened with prosecution after choosing to "View Source" on a public webpage, Amazon Ring owners might be in line for a hefty fine if their neighbours complain, and is the school lunch queue a good place for facial recognition?
September 9th, 2021 | 56 mins 50 secs
banksy, encryption, facebook, france, nft, privacy, protonmail, switzerland
ProtonMail finds itself in a privacy pickle, the big problem with Facebook's algorithmic amplification, and strange things are happening on Banksy's website.
June 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
an0m, anom, apple, australian federal police, encryption, fbi, privacy, usa today
Criminals are caught in a encrypted chat trap, should you trust Apple's repair team with your sexy snaps, and do you think the FBI should be able to tell who has been reading the USA Today website?
March 11th, 2021 | 49 mins 52 secs
cryptocurrency, hafnium, john mcafee, malware, microsoft, microsoft exchange server, twitter, vulnerability
Is it the end of the road for John McAfee? Is PornHub more legitimate than Facebook? And do you know as much as you think you do about the Microsoft Exchange Server mega-hack?
January 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
capitol, cellmate, crowd source, emf, energydots, qiui, ransomware, riot, washington dc
Penile penal problems, identifying rioters in Washington DC, and can a sticker protect you from radiation?
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.