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 Sep 4, 2018


What really happens when a hacker snatches all your data? Breach digs into the who, why and how of history’s most notorious data breaches. Hosted by journalist Bob Sullivan and producer Alia Tavakolian.

Season 2 - Equifax: the worst breach ever. How hackers stole the most valuable data of 145 million people, why it matters, and what we can do about it.

Episode Date
Bob and Alia's New Podcast!

Is the internet ruining our lives? But what about puppy pics and Twitter friends and immediate access to information?! In a sneak peek of Alia and Bob's new tech show, So, Bob, Alia and Bob tackle the world’s easiest question: is the internet good or bad? Listen to So, Bob now wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of this episode, and subscribe now to make sure you won’t miss a thing!

May 06, 2019
So, Bob: Coming May 6

In a brand new podcast, Bob & Alia join forces to answer your questions and untangle your sanity from this dark, scary world wide web. So, Bob is a safe, welcome space for understanding what technology is doing to you. We’ll be dropping episodes weekly starting May 6. Subscribe now so you don’t miss a thing!

Apr 15, 2019
6 | Life Support

Did our privacy survive the worst breach ever?

What’s hurting, what’s helping, and what do we do now?

More info on Joel Winston, privacy and cybersecurity lawyer, can be found here.

Apr 08, 2019
5 | Can't Fix Stupid

How lawmakers held Equifax accountable… almost. 

How consumers are doing it themselves. 

Inventing consequences for the worst breach ever.

Read about Jessamyn West’s experience taking Equifax to small claims court here.

Read about Christian Haigh’s experience taking Equifax to small claims court here.

Apr 01, 2019
4 | What Went Wrong After?

Trolls. Fake Websites. Hurricanes.

The worst response ever to the worst breach ever.

Mar 25, 2019
3 | 76 Days

How did hackers steal the *best* info on 145 million Americans? How did Equifax let them?

Get into the details with the guys who (literally) wrote the report on the worst breach ever.

Mar 18, 2019
2 | Introducing Equifax

A polite company introduces themselves...

The Equifax breach was the first time many of us even met Equifax. WHO are these guys, WHAT is a Credit Reporting Agency, and WHY do they have our most valuable information?!?

Mar 11, 2019
1 | Why Equifax?

Equifax: the worst breach ever. This time you’re not the consumer - you’re the product.

Bob and Alia weren’t sure about doing Equifax for Season 2… but everything changed when they learned exactly how Equifax lost the most valuable data of 145 million consumers. Your privacy has been murdered, but who really pulled the trigger?  

This is the first of 6 episodes dropping weekly -- subscribe right now, so you don’t miss out!

Mar 04, 2019
Season 2 - Coming March 4

Equifax: the worst breach ever.

You asked for it, and Alia and Bob are (finally!!) on board. Unpatched patches. Passwords stored in plain-text. 145 million people in danger. The Equifax breach is a perfect storm of bad decisions. Coming March 4, Alia and Bob will dive into how hackers stole *the most valuable data* of 145 million Americans, why it matters, and what we can do about it.

The Yahoo breach was a spy movie, but this one is about YOU.

This time around, we’ll be dropping six shorter episodes, released weekly starting March 4. Subscribe now so you don’t miss out! And tell all your friends!

Feb 19, 2019
Midterm Election Special

Your vote counts. But will your vote be counted?

Alia and Bob team up again for a very special election episode to get to the bottom of Alia’s democratic anxiety: Are voting machines even the easiest way to hack an election? At what stage is your vote most vulnerable? And is democracy doomed in the digital age?!?!

Hear from a whole slew of experts – hackers, cyber-security specialists, the team at DefCon’s “Voting Village”, and more – as we break out the full lifecycle of your vote and every hackable step along the way.

We'll cover:

DefCon presenting their Voting Village findings in DC. Hacking into voting machines 15 years ago with Harri Hursti (Black Box Voting hacker, originator of “The Hursti Hacks”). The vulnerability of voting systems and consequences of HAVA (Help America Vote Act) with tech journalist Kim Zetter (“The Crisis of Election Security”, New York Times). Disinformation and trolling campaigns with researcher Nick Monaco (Oxford Internet Institute, The Computational Propaganda Project; Google’s Jigsaw). The diversity of election systems with election expert Maggie MacAlpine (Nordic Innovation Labs). The impossibility of securing voting software with cryptography and system security researcher Matt Blaze (University of Pennsylvania). Vulnerability of voter registration and long lines with Jake Braun (Cambridge Global, University of Chicago’s Cyber Policy Initiative, Former Deputy National Field Director for President Obama, Organizer of Def Con’s Voting Village). Hacking demonstrations on electronic DRE voting machines with J. Alex Halderman (Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society). Transmitting votes and enlisting white-hat hackers with Mark Kuhr (crowd-sourcing cybersecurity company Synack). Auditing your local Secretary of State’s election security with Adam Levin (CyberScout).

Breach is sponsored by Carbonite, how businesses protect their data.

Oct 29, 2018
Midterm Election Special - Coming Oct. 29

Coming October 29th (we *couldn’t wait* till Nov. 5th), a very special episode before the midterm election: Breach goes to D.C.! Tell your friends!

Alia wants to know how her midterm vote can be hacked, and Bob knows exactly who to call. With the help of hackers, cybersecurity experts, tech journalists, and more, we’re going to track the lifecycle of your vote and every hackable step along the way.

Your vote counts, but will it be counted? Subscribe now so you’re in the know when you vote Nov. 6th!

Oct 22, 2018
Special Announcement!

We're back!!

Your favorite veteran tech journalist and podcast civilian are BACK with NEWS: we'll be dropping a special Election Episode on NOVEMBER 5TH! Just in time for the midterm elections, Bob and Alia will spend a whole episode tracking the life-cycle of your vote and every hackable step along the way.

And it gets even better - we'll be dropping a full second season of Breach in March!!!

Tell your friends! And subscribe now so you don't miss out!

Oct 09, 2018
5 | Which Russia Hack?: Part 2

The aftermath. Now what?

Mar 26, 2018
4 | Which Russia Hack?: Part 1

The red yarn comes out.

Mar 26, 2018
3 | Good Morning, Dark Web

Double agents. Erectile dysfunction drugs. SpongeBob.

Welcome to Center 18.

Mar 26, 2018
2 | Goodbye From Yahoo!

The final dramatic act of the once and future Yahoo!

Mar 26, 2018
1 | Caution: Falling Rocks

How much does your personal email matter? Turns out, a lot. Because Russia.

Mar 26, 2018
Breach - Coming March 26

Your 10-year-old email address might be the most dangerous thing in your digital profile. In season 1 of Breach, journalist Bob Sullivan and producer Alia Tavakolian dig into Yahoo!, digital history's biggest hack that just got a whole lot bigger. All episodes drop March 26th.

Mar 15, 2018