ASW Episode53

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Recorded March 11, 2019 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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    RSA 2019 Recap


    Bugs, Breaches, and More!

    1.) WordPress accounted for 90 percent of all hacked CMS sites in 2018

    2.) Japanese police charge 13-year-old for sharing 'unclosable popup' prank online

    3.) Facebook exploit – Confirm website visitor identities

    If you build it, they will come

    1.) Facebook won’t let you opt out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting

    2.) Guess what? Facebook still tracks you on Android apps (even if you don't have a Facebook account)

    3.) Here are the data brokers quietly buying and selling your personal information

    Learning & Tools

    1.) Ghidra

    2.) Real-Time Network Monitoring via Shodan

    Food for Thought

    1.) NSA’s top policy advisor: It’s time to start putting teeth in cyber deterrence

    2.) Study shows programmers will take the easy way out and not implement proper password security

    3.) CommitStrip: Why check for incognito mode?

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