S2 Ep9 - Wikipedia down, Firefox VPN and NetCAT attacks

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This week, Producer Alice Duckett steps in to host the show with Paul Ducklin, Mark Stockley and Greg Iddon. Greg discusses the most disruptive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in recent memory affecting Wikipedia, Mark shares another privacy boost for Firefox users and Duck explains why SSH-stealing NetCAT is not really a problem. Related articles Wikipedia DDos: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/09/11/wikipedia-fights-off-huge-ddos-attack/ Firefox Private Network: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/09/13/mozilla-private-network-vpn-gives-firefox-another-privacy-boost/ NetCat: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/09/13/intel-ssh-stealing-netcat-bug-not-really-a-problem/

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