The CyberWire Daily Podcast for 1.23.18

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In today’s podcast we hear that ISIS is howling “we are in your home” as they lose their own home. Intel says a new patch for Spectre and Meltdown is coming to fix instability problems. Babies’ social security numbers and other data are for sale on the dark web. So are email credentials from top-500 British law firms. Look closely at urls—IDN spoofing is out and about. Satori expands the reach of its botnets. New ransomware strains surface. SpriteCoin is no coin at all. Joe Carrigan from JHU responding to listener mail about disabling links in email. Chris Webber from SafeBreach on using simulations to test for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. And Sonic the Hedgehog fans watch out: three popular games may expose you to hacking.

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