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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 380 for Thursday July 10th, 2014

And now, from the dark corners of the Internet, where exploits run wild, packets aren’t the only things getting sniffed, and the beer flows steady its Paul’s Security Weekly!

  • This segment is sponsored by Palo Alto Networks creators of THE next-generation firewalls, helping you enforce network security policies based on applications, users, and content. Visit them on the web at www.paloaltonetworks.com
  • and by The SANS institute the most trusted source for computer security training, certification and research. visit www.sans.org to learn more


"Now, fire up a packet capture, pour yourself a beer, and give the intern control of your botnet..."

"Here's your host, a man for the phrase "tuning his mini" is both a mataphor, and not., Paul Asadoorian!"

Tech Segment: Bill's Secret Tech Segment

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Five Questions

  1. Three words to describe yourself
  2. If you were a serial killer, what would be your weapon of choice?
  3. If you wrote a book about yourself, what would the title be?
  4. In the popular game of Ass Grabby Grabby do you prefer to go first or second?
  5. If you could have dinner with one celebrity, who would it be?

Ten more questions to ask at random:

  1. If you had super powers, what would they be?
  2. A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
  3. If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?"
  4. Pick two celebrities to be your parents."
  5. What do you think about when you are alone in your car?
  6. What song best describes your life?
  7. If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars® ] character, which one would it be?
  8. If you were 80 years old, what would you tell your children?
  9. What is the record amount of time you have gone without a shower?
  10. What is the geekiest thing you've ever done/created/bought/said?

Stories

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  • and by Pwnie Express - Check out the community edition and turn your Nexus 7 into a lean and mean pen testing machine. For all those hard to reach places, there's Pwnie Express, visit them on the web at pwnieexpress.com

Paul's Stories

  1. Thoughts on BrutPOS
  2. Pre-order Your Copy of ‘Spam Nation’ Now!
  3. Please update Flash on your systems
  4. This Common Home Appliance Can Compromise Your Entire Security
  5. 10 Powerful Facts About Big Data - InformationWeek
  6. Zendesk Insights Shows It’s A Data-Driven World
  7. Intrusive Healthcare
  8. 6 Tips for Using Big Data to Hunt Cyberthreats
  9. Etsy’s Threat Modeling
  10. "As security startups heat up
  11. Penetration Testing Scripts | Common Exploits - Penetration Testing Information
  12. Episode #179: The Check is in the Mail
  13. Remote Access Hack Compromises POS Vendor | Threatpost | The first stop for security news


Larry's Stories

  1. New signals wiki - [Larry] - Some neat stuff there, and some might even be interesting for doing signals analysis for unknown IOT things…
  2. Crashed badge access systems - [Larry] - I love and hate when I find these on a pen test. Why do I love them? often they are full of create info, and maybe even give me the ability to create or elevate prigs for my badge. They are also great because they are never updated or maintained by a third party. Why do I hate them? when I muck with them, they crash and then all of the doors stop working…thick then they prop open and let anyone in….wait, why do I hate them again?
  3. Homebrew NSA Bugs - [Larry] - now you can build your own. might be neat for a physical pen test.
  4. The ChipWhisperer - [Larry] - A neat tool for asessing some hardware at the component level.

Jack's Stories of Joy and Wonder

  1. The Indian Controller of Certifying Authorities says they were pwned, that's how bogus Google certs were issued.
  2. The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World's Spy Agencies Morgan Rocks.
  3. Nessus Scans return UNKNOWN Domain for NETBIOS Names A reminder that DHCP can do some "interesting" and unexpected things.
  4. Patrick Gray and H D Moore have come up with a great idea and proof of concept for a secure IM system. Worth keeping an eye on this- or helping if you have the needed skills.
  5. Microsoft takes on global cybercrime epidemic in tenth malware disruption Oh, wait, oops... Update: Details on Microsoft Takeover | No-IP Blog - Managed DNS Services
  6. Microsoft Forced to Suspend Email as a Notification System for Security Alerts Oh, wait, no... Microsoft Set to Resume Security Notification Email Service on July 3

Two mistakes from Microsoft, two corrections, and yet we still have that nasty mistake of a Windows 8 and Server 2012r2 UI they won't take back.