You’ve Got Email…Security Vulnerabilities – Ping Podcast – Episode 44

Episode 44: You’ve Got Email…Security Vulnerabilities

Most cyber threats enter your network via email. So naturally, anytime new email security vulnerabilities emerge, it’s big news. Security researcher, engineer, & tech columnist Ax Sharma joins us to discuss a recently discovered method for bad actors to manipulate HTML emails. He tells us how with just some simple code, the “external sender” warning from many organizations can either disappear, or change. We talk about why email security vulnerabilities like this put an even greater onus on the user, and how to combat the issue. On top of that, Ax provides greater detail on the recent Facebook story, involving the data leak of more than 500 million users. Hear how it went down, and what could happen next.

In headlines, it’s a mix of ransomware and SolarWinds. First, we talk about a ransomware attack on the DC Metro Police Department. And then, we hear a new update that Russia may not be done with its SolarWinds breach victims. And finally, we discuss the state of ransomware today, its cost and why paying rarely solves everything.

How to listen

Listen to Ping – A Podcast using the player above…

Or just about anywhere you prefer to listen to podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Overcast, Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeart, Pocket Cast, Castro, Castbox, PodchaserYouTube, and of course via RSS, to name a few). Moreover, please rate and review us wherever you listen. And remember to subscribe or follow where you can to get the latest episodes as soon as they’re released

Missed our previous episodes? You can get them anywhere you listen to podcasts, or go to our full episode list.

Learn even more about network security through our blog, which features new content every week, and our knowledge hub.

New episodes are usually released every other Wednesday. Have a special request for a topic or a question for our network engineers to address? Email us at and it could be on our next show. Thanks in advance for any listens, follows, subscribes, reviews, comments, shares, and generally spreading the word!