Malicious Life Podcast: Shutting Down the Internet in 30 Minutes

April 20, 2021 | 1 minute read

Chris Wysopal (aka WeldPond), cybersecurity pioneer and one of L0pht's founding members, talks about the group's 1998 testimony in the Senate, how they used shaming to force corporations to secure their software, and the (not so fortunate) consequences of the acquisition by @stake - check it out...

 

In addition, check out our recent podcasts with some of the LØpht crew:

Malicious Life Podcast: The Story of L0pht Heavy Industries, Part 1
Malicious Life Podcast: The Story of L0pht Heavy Industries, Part 2

And watch the full uncut video of both segments with L0pht crew (both parts 1 and 2):

 

About Chris wysopal

chris wysopalChris Wysopal is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Veracode, which pioneered the concept of using automated static binary analysis to discover vulnerabilities in software.

He is a member of the executive team. Prior to Veracode, Chris was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec.

 

About Ran Levi

ran-levi-headshotBorn in Israel in 1975, Malicious Life Podcast host Ran studied Electrical Engineering at the Technion Institute of Technology, and worked as an electronics engineer and programmer for several High Tech companies in Israel. 

In 2007, created the popular Israeli podcast Making History. He is author of three books (all in Hebrew): Perpetuum Mobile: About the history of Perpetual Motion Machines; The Little University of Science: A book about all of Science (well, the important bits, anyway) in bite-sized chunks; Battle of Minds: About the history of computer malware.

About the Malicious Life Podcast

Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats. 

Malicious Life theme music: ‘Circuits’ by TKMusic, licensed under Creative Commons License. Malicious Life podcast is sponsored and produced by Cybereason. Subscribe and listen on your favorite platform:

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Malicious Life by Cybereason exposes the human and financial powers operating under the surface that make cybercrime what it is today. Malicious Life explores the people and the stories behind the cybersecurity industry and its evolution. Host Ran Levi interviews hackers and industry experts, discussing the hacking culture of the 1970s and 80s, the subsequent rise of viruses in the 1990s and today’s advanced cyber threats.

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