In today’s Halloween podcast, we consider post mortems on the October IoT distributed denial-of-service attacks, which suggest there are bigger problems than just factory settings. Recalls of potentially compromised devices continue, and some think about hacking back. (A hint—think twice.) HackForums pulls down its network stressor offerings. South Korea says the North is up to more cyber badness. US election hacking concerns continue. The FBI reopens its email inquiry. Level 3’s Dale Drew discusses the growing scale of online attacks. And observers wonder, what do you have to do to lose a clearance?