How to hack a computer

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Hollywood has many ideas about how to hack computers. But, unfortunately, those are mostly not related to reality.

So how do you actually hack a computer? In this episode, we will look at some of the ways nefarious neverdowells have hacked computers in the past and see if we can learn a lesson or two from them.

This is quite a long podcast, so I have included section markers you can pause at if you want.

Links I mentioned in the show:

  1. Yahoo and their medireview
  2. Samy Kamkar
  3. Technical description of the worm
  4. The podcast episode about VPNs
  5. The podcast episode about cookies
  6. OpenSSL’s latest bug