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

Alex Murray

Alex Murray

Latest Episode

Episode 135

Posted on Friday, Oct 22, 2021

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS targeted at Tianfu Cup 2021 plus we cover security updates for Linux kernel, nginx, Ardour and strongSwan.

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.

Episode 78

Posted on Friday, Jun 12, 2020

SRBDS aka CrossTalk, the latest Intel speculative execution attack, is the big news this week in security updates for Ubuntu, as well as fixes for GnuTLS, Firefox and more, plus Alex and Joe talk about using STRIDE for threat modelling of software products.

Episode 77

Posted on Sunday, Jun 7, 2020

This week we look at security updates for Unbound, OpenSSL, Flask, FreeRDP, Django and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss the Octopus malware infecting Netbeans projects.

Episode 76

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020

This week we welcome back Vineetha Kamath, Ubuntu Security Certifications Manager, to discuss the recent release of FIPS modules for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and we look at security updates for Bind, ClamAV, QEMU, the Linux kernel and more.

Episode 75

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020

In episode 75 we look at security updates for APT, json-c, Bind, the Linux kernel and more, plus Joe and Alex discuss recent phishing attacks and the Wired biopic of Marcus Hutchins.