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S2:E6 WannaCry

0:00 | Apr 30th, 2018

One year ago in May 2017, the WannaCry ransomware event hit hospitals, schools, banks, government organizations, put lives at risk and caused billions of dollars in damages. In this episode, host Mike Storm and the team look back on the WannaCry rans...Show More
S2:E5 Quantum

27:22 | Jan 18th, 2018

Quantum computers, networks, and encryption are poised to change the world in ways we don’t even understand yet. In this episode of Root Access, Mike and the team speak to two experts in the field about how quantum technologies promise to advance our...Show More
S2:E4 Crypto

27:22 | Dec 5th, 2017

Crypto Bitcoin has entered its own atmosphere. At the time the Root Access producers recorded this episode, the popular cryptocurrency’s price was $7,200. At the time this episode was uploaded, it was nearly $12,000. The surge in price has brought ou...Show More
S2:E3 Privacy

40:08 | Aug 9th, 2017

Privacy In March 2017 Congress voted to roll back FCC privacy protections for Internet users passed during the Obama administration. The change comes just as data collection is hitting pervasive levels never seen before. In this episode of Root Acce...Show More
S2:E2 Mirai

29:08 | Jul 11th, 2017

Mirai In Autumn of 2016, two security researchers were tracking something big. Really big. Hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected devices were being scanned for open vulnerabilities and herded into a massive botnet. But why? In this episode of R...Show More
S2:E1 Active Measures

45:15 | May 19th, 2017

Active Measures Just before New Year’s Eve 2016, staff at the Burlington Electric company in Vermont received a call. It was the Department of Homeland Security. The electrical grid was under siege by Russian hackers. Or was it? On a new season of Ro...Show More
S1:E6 Communication Err0r

17:36 | Dec 5th, 2016

Communication Err0r This episode is about the little things, the details, the small mistakes that trip up hackers and get them caught. Josh and the team examine the recent SWIFT banking hack and the ways hackers beat themselves instead of the system....Show More
S1:E5 Blackout

21:34 | Aug 24th, 2016

Blackout In this episode the Root Access team takes a look at the vast, interconnected systems supporting our daily life. How vulnerable are the industrial systems behind the light switch on your wall, the water out of your tap? The post S1:E5 Black...Show More
S1:E4 Code Blue

15:40 | Aug 23rd, 2016

Code Blue This episode the Root Access team looks at hospitals, and the devices that run them. Health care is the most targeted industry for its valuable data and weak defenses. Josh explains how hospitals are often set up to fail. The post S1:E4 Co...Show More
S1:E3 Ransomware

21:53 | Jun 15th, 2016

Ransomware The root access team looks at the latest scourge of the internet. Ransomware is everywhere, with thousands of infections daily, and millions of dollars being made by… someone. Josh and special guests from PhishMe dig into the identity of t...Show More