This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian is joined by Ashton and Jim to discuss the security and privacy of Microsoft’s latest creation – Windows 10. We dive deep into whether the OS is really secure, specifically looking at the new technologies available in the OS, privacy agreements shipped with the product, and whether or not Windows 10 is a product or hybrid cloud service. We even try to decide if Christian believes Microsoft created a Windows 10 privacy snafu versus a fully fledged debacle. Ashton counters the Microsoft storyboard with a review of Apple OS privacy to date, and makes similar comparisons to what has been revealed in Windows 10. Furthermore, we discuss some of the emerging Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks taking place on cloud providers, and what this may mean for cloud enabled operating systems like Windows 10. We wrap up on a positive note though, and discuss USA network’s new psychological cyber security thriller Mr. Robot!

Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!   Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does.

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Windows 10 Privacy Debacle

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/

http://www.theverge.com/2015/8/17/9164153/windows-10-privacy-concerns

https://github.com/10se1ucgo/DisableWinTracking/releases/

http://pxc-coding.com/portfolio/donotspy10/

Not just Windows: Yosemite concerns

Unsaved documents shared uploaded to apple servers as part of “hand-off” service

http://www.cso.com.au/article/558233/more-apple-privacy-concerns-yosemite-uploads-unsaved-textedit-docs-icloud/

List of concerns and workarounds for yosemite.

http://lifehacker.com/lets-talk-about-apples-privacy-issues-1655944758

Even disabling spotlight searching and using duckduckgo does not save you from having your searches sent to apple.

https://github.com/fix-macosx/yosemite-phone-home

Mr. Robot on USA Network

http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot

http://www.forbes.com/sites/abigailtracy/2015/07/08/mr-robots-cyber-crime-expert-talks-accuracy-hacking-misconceptions-and-what-other-shows-get-wrong/

MITM Attack on Cloud providers

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1108794-attackers-can-access-dropbox-gdrive-onedrive-accounts-without-user-s-password

http://news.softpedia.com/news/attackers-can-access-dropbox-google-drive-onedrive-accounts-without-the-user-s-password-488585.shtml

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500251365/BlackHat-2015-Industrial-hacking-the-untold-story

http://www.darkreading.com/black-hat/black-hat-usa-2015-breaking-windows/d/d-id/1321487?

Attacks on network instead of computers

http://blog.codinghorror.com/welcome-to-the-internet-of-compromised-things/

 


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