ASW Episode40

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Application Security Weekly #40

Recorded November 19, 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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    Interview: John Kinsella, Qualys

    John Kinsella
    is the Vice President of Container Security for Qualys.
    Previously co-founder and head of product at Layered Insight, John now leads container security engineering at Qualys after it’s acquisition of Layered Insight. His 20-year background includes security and network consulting, software development, and datacenter operations. John is active in Cloud Security Alliance, NIST, and CIS container security standards working groups, is a Member of the Apache Software Foundation, and a Linux user since 1992.


    Bugs, Breaches, and More!

    1.) Instagram leaks passwords to the Public

    2.) Apple Warned about iPhone X Hack that Stole "Deleted" photo"

    3.) Clickjacking on Google MyAccount Worth $7,500

    If you Build It, They Will Come

    1.) Hacking Gmail's UX with From Fields

    2.) Researchers discover Seven new Meltdown and Spectre attacks

    3.) One and a half years of scanning GitHub for Sensitive Data

    Learning & Tools

    1.) James Wickett's thread on Open Source SAST options

    2.) Kraken: A cross-platform Yara scanner built for Windows, Mac, FreeBSD, and Linux

    3.) GitMiner: An advanced search tool for sensitive information stored in GitHub repos

    Food for Thought

    1.) What Surveillance Does to your Brain

    2.) A bot now tels Financial Times reporters if they're only quoting Men

    3.) CommitStrip: HTTP/3

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