In today’s podcast, we hear about Homeland Security’s warnings that state election systems are being probed by potential attackers. Newsweek speculates that a brief DDoS attack it sustained was election-related (they also suspect the Russians—no bear named yet). Mirai source code used in large KrebsOnSecurity DDoS published in a hacker forum. The University of Maryland’s Jonathan Katz explains why asymmetric encryption is so attractive for ransomware. DressCode malware found in 3000 Trojanized apps. SEC may investigate Yahoo! breach.

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