SecurityCast Radio

NOTE: As of 7 Feb 2020 15:00 GMT the stream will no longer function. Thanks to those who tuned in over the years.

If you're interested in information security, penetration testing, or vulnerability research, then you might be interested in what I'm doing here. Welcome to SecurityCast Radio, streaming information security podcasts from around the web. All podcast content is owned by the original creators.

How to listen

Got an Amazon Echo? Try saying "Alexa, play securitycast radio" and see what happens.

Got a Google Home device? Try saying "Hey Google, play securitycast radio on tune in" and see what happens.

If you'd rather not talk to a machine, try the embedded players on this page. If they don't work for you, try the direct audio stream URL here. It should work with most media players that support MP3 streaming. iTunes, VLC, foobar2000 etc. You can follow live playlist updates on Twitter by following @securitycast.

Mobile devices are widely supported, and if you have an Android or iPhone, try the streaming audio app Tunein Radio. Once installed, search for "securitycast" and hit the play button.

How it works

An Icecast 2 server streams the audio, fed via a custom Liquid Soap script that builds the audio source from various playlists. RSS generation and Twitter updating are done via Perl scripts invoked from the Liquid Soap script

These playlists are automatically generated from a single custom aggregated RSS feed created by gathering the most recent entries in the published RSS feeds of the featured podcasts (the Mother of all Perl scripts). The playlist is updated at least twice a day, and content is downloaded locally before being streamed (Bash scripts and cron jobs). Podcasts are broadcast in publication date order, with older content eventually being cycled off the playlist.

Why are you doing this?

I like Internet Radio. Also, because getting all the bits to work togther reliably with minimal human intervention is an interesting challenge.

SecurityCast Radio is a personal, non-commercial project. Feel free to tune in, but use the audio stream at your own risk. I'm not responsible for the content. You have been warned.

Which podcasts do you stream?

The current list of podcasts that are polled for content can be found in the OPML file here. All of the RSS sources are listed there, so you could import all of these podcasts in to your podcatcher of choice. As long as it supports OPML import.

How can I bulk-subscribe to these podcasts?

It's possible that you can do this in iTunes using the OPML file above. See this support discussion for details. Other podcast software might support OPML import too.

Contact details

  • (bot)
  • (me)
  • Channel #securitycast on Freenode. (sometimes)
  • Thanks