A weekly podcast talking about the latest developments and updates from the Ubuntu Security team.

Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Latest Episode

Episode 119

Posted on Friday, Jun 11, 2021

This week we cover security updates for the Linux kernel, PolicyKit, Intel Microcode and more, plus we look at a report of an apparent malicious snap in the Snap Store and some of the mechanics behind snap confinement.

Episode 88

Posted on Thursday, Aug 27, 2020

This week we talk antivirus scanners and false positives in the Ubuntu archive, plus we look at security updates for QEMU, Bind, Net-SNMP, sane-backends and more.

Episode 87

Posted on Friday, Aug 21, 2020

This week we look at the Drovorub Linux malware outed by the NSA/FBI plus we detail security updates for Dovecot, Apache, Salt, the Linux kernel and more.

Episode 86

Posted on Thursday, Aug 13, 2020

This week we discuss the recent announcement of a long-awaited native client for 1password, plus Google Chrome experiments with anti-phishing techniques, and we take a look at security updates for OpenJDK 8, Samba, NSS and more.

Episode 85

Posted on Thursday, Aug 6, 2020

Dr. Levi Perigo is our special guest this week to discuss SDN and NFV with Joe, plus Alex does the weekly roundup of security updates, including Ghostscript, Squid, Apport, Whoopsie, libvirt and more.

Episode 84

Posted on Thursday, Jul 30, 2020

In a week when too many security updates are never enough, we cover the biggest one of them all for a while, BootHole, with an interview between Joe McManus and Alex Murray for some behind-the-scenes and in-depth coverage, plus we also look briefly at the other 100-odd CVEs for the week in FFmpeg, OpenJDK, LibVNCServer, ClamAV and more.

Episode 83

Posted on Friday, Jul 24, 2020

This week Joe talks Linux Security Modules stacking with John Johansen and Steve Beattie plus Alex looks at security updates for snapd, the Linux kernel and more.

Episode 82

Posted on Friday, Jul 17, 2020

With Ubuntu 19.10 going EOL, we have a special interview by Joe with Chris Coulson and Steve Beattie from the Ubuntu Security Team to talk TPMs and Ubuntu Core 20, plus Alex looks at some of the 71 CVEs addressed by the team and more.

Episode 81

Posted on Friday, Jul 3, 2020

Joe talks cyber security policy with Dr David Reed from CU Boulder, plus Alex covers the week in security updates including Mutt, NVIDIA graphics drivers, Mailman and more.

Episode 80

Posted on Thursday, Jun 25, 2020

This week, Sid Faber and Kyle Fazzari of the Ubuntu Robotics team interview Vijay Sarvepalli from CERT about the recent Ripple20 vulnerabilities announcement, plus we look at security updates for Bind, Mutt, curl and more.

Episode 79

Posted on Friday, Jun 19, 2020

This week Joe discusses Intel’s CET announcement with John Johansen, plus Alex details recent security fixes including SQLite, fwupd, NSS, DBus and more.