ASW Episode43

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Recorded December 10, 2018 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!


  • Paul Asadoorian
    Embedded device security researcher, security podcaster, and CEO of Active Countermeasures .
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    Interview: Chris Elgee, Counter Hack Challenge

    Chris Elgee
    is a Technical Engineer at Counter Hack Challenges; Plans and Policies Officer in the Massachusetts Army National Guard G-6.
    Chris is a full time husband, father of four, and technical engineer at Counter Hack Challenges. He’s a SANS Community instructor, a part time Army officer, and the back-up church bass player. He holds certifications, small amounts of cash, and a grudge against the EPA inspector who shut down the Ghostbusters' containment unit.


    Bugs, Breaches, and More!

    1.) Kubernetes instances are being hijacked worldwide

    2.) Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix

    3.) Twelve US States join for the first time to file multistate data breach lawsuit

    If you Build It, They Will Come

    1.) Google is on a Witch Hunt for Internal Leakers

    2.) Unknown Data Scraper Breach uncovered

    3.) A Botnet of over 20,000 WordPress sites is attacking other WordPress sites

    Learning & Tools

    1.) Root-Me: Fast, Easy, and FREE way to train your Hacking Skills

    2.) The Big List of Naughty Strings

    3.) Seprico - a Simple Report Writing and Collaboration Tool

    Food for Thought

    1.) Seven tough lessons from Ten Years in Bootstrapped Business

    2.) The Rise of Visual Studio Code

    3.) CommitStrip: What counts as a bug?

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