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Castle's window on fire.

Hear what goes on internally when Microsoft discovers a major vulnerability within Windows.


Thanks to John Lambert for sharing this story with us.


Support for this episode comes from ProCircular. Use the team at ProCircular to conduct security assessments, conduct SIEM monitoring, help with patches, or do incident response. Visit www.procircular.com/.

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Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

Episode artwork by odibagas.

Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify.


Recording equipment used this episode was the Shure SM7B, a cloudlifter, Motu M2, Sony MDR7506 headphones, and Hindenburg audio editor.



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