ASW Episode11

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Application Security Weekly #11

Recorded April 6th, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!

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  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
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    One Language to Rule Them All Node-based Operating System, NodeOS

    Learning & Tools

    1.) AMass - Subdomain Discovery tool

    2.) Pwn.JS Browser Exploitation library

    3.) Gron: make JSON Grep-able

    4.) "Selenium: Dark Side of the Moon" by Adam Reiser


    Shout out to Daniel Miessler at IOActive for his Unsupervised Learning Bi-Weekly Newsletter

    Bugs, Breaches, and More!

    1.) Beep for Local Privilege Escalation

    2.) APFS Encrypted Plaintext Password found in ANOTHER (More Persistent!) macOS Log File

    3.) ‘Highly critical’ CMS bug has left over 1 million sites open to attack

    4.) Microsoft Rushes Out Fix for Major Hole Caused by Previous Meltdown Patch

    5.) Intel admits a load of its CPUs have Spectre v2 flaw that can't be fixed

    If you build it, they will come

    1.) 45 Million downloads for a JavaScript function that already exists

    2.) Cloudlfare introduces DNS Resolver

    3.) Criminals are Hijacking your Computer to mine Cryptocurrency

    4.) Google Chrome is scanning your Windows system for viruses Kelly Shortridge discovery

    5.) Slack’s new policy lets bosses read employees’ DMs without consent

    Food for Thought

    1.) Google releases it's own JavaScript Style Guide

    2.) Apple Plans to Use Its Own Chips in Macs From 2020, Replacing Intel

    3.) Aiming to fill skill gaps in AI, Microsoft makes training courses available to the public

    4.) Georgia Passes Anti-Infosec Legislation

    5.) The Reason Software Remains Insecure

    6.) NASA receives response from Voyager 1 spacecraft 13 billion miles away after 37 years of inactivity

    7.) Run Less Software

    8.) Commit Strip - Storing Data

    9.) Commit Strip - A Story about Full-Stack Javascript

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