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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 393 for Thursday October 30th, 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!

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

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Interview: Christopher Crowley


Bio

Mr. Crowley has 15 years of industry experience managing and securing networks. He currently works as an independent consultant in the Washington, DC area. His work experience includes penetration testing, computer network defense, incident response, and forensic analysis.

Questions/Topics

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. Pick two celebrities to be your parents.


Stories

Sponsors

  • Stories of the week is brought to you by Onapsis the leading provider of solutions to protect ERP systems from cyber-attacks. Customers can secure their SAP and Oracle business-critical platforms from espionage, sabotage and financial fraud risks. Visit them on the web at http://www.onapsis.com/
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Paul's Stories

  1. NSA-Approved Samsung Knox Stores PIN in Cleartext | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
  2. Watch That Windows Update: FTDI Drivers Are Killing Fake Chips
  3. Symantec Intelligence Report: September 2014 | Symantec Connect
  4. 'SecTorCA' Reverse Engineering a Web Application – for fun
  5. Hacking with the Oldies!
  6. 3 ways to make your Gmail account safer | Naked Security
  7. Millions of Drupal websites at risk from failure to patch


Jack's Stories of Joy and Wonder

  1. Last week I linked to some of Cormac Herley's password research in this Naked Security post some of that research is reviewed.
  2. So, yeah, FTDI are jerks. I get wanting to protect your intellectual property, but screwing the end user sucks.
  3. A couple of law enforcement meets privacy stories:Posing as a cable repairman to get inside and look around and spoofing a newspaper website to lure a suspect into revealing himself
  4. Rob Graham takes on allegations that the Feds "hacked" former CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson
  5. How to tell data leaks from publicity stunts. A good post from Brian Krebs, featuring our own Allison Nixon.
  6. Assume ‘Every Drupal 7 Site Was Compromised’ Unless Patched By Oct. 15 - See more at: http://threatpost.com/assume-every-drupal-7-site-was-compromised-unless-patched-by-oct-15/109095#sthash.eWi7oXiz.dpuf Ouch.
  7. RDP Replay
  8. The US Post Office is looking at your stuff, so much for "the sanctity of the mail".
  9. Is your mobile carrier adding tracking UIDs to your traffic? if the UID field here isn't blank, yes they are. And Twitter is using that tracking data so it is a safe bet others are, too.
  10. Anton Chuvakin asks: How much do you trust your MSSP and its people? And how much should you?

Joff's musings from down under

  1. Verizon Tracks you are you surprised?
  2. Samsung find (no hack) your mobile device