Podcast Overview (from podcast’s website)
Hosted by industry professionals Tom Eston, Scott Wright and Kevin Johnson, Shared Security is a weekly cybersecurity and privacy podcast that explores the trust you put in people and technology.
We bring you news, tips, advice, and interviews with cybersecurity and privacy experts to help you live more secure and private in our connected world.
Social Zombies Revisited: Your Friends Want to Eat Your Brains
On this week’s episode, We’re excited to bring you a classic conference talk that Tom Eston gave with co-host Kevin Johnson back in 2009 at DEF CON 17 in Las Vegas.
The talk is called “Social Zombies: Your Friends Want to Eat Your Brains” and it explores the various risks and concerns related to malware delivery through social networking sites.
We discuss how social networks make money and the privacy and security issues that arise due to the trust built on these platforms. We also delve into typical botnets and bot programs and examine the delivery of malware through social networks and the use of these networks as command and control channels.