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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 442 - 6:00PM

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This week we interview Ferruh Mavituna, CEO of Netsparker. In our stories of the week, we discuss hacking of coffee pots.


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Paul: Hello everyone and welcome to Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 442 for Thursday, November 19th 2015


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Guest Interview: Ferruh Mavituna - 6:05PM-6:45PM

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CEO / Product Architect Ferruh Mavituna has been working in the application security industry for well over a decade and his ambition to ease the process of automatically detecting web application vulnerabilities led him to build Netsparker, and pursued it to the point of commercial reality. Ferruh is also the Netsparker’s Product Architect.


1. Automation of exploitation and identification of the issues and time management for pen-testers / security guys

2. The discussion of what's current possible to automate and what's not. And possibly what we'll see in the future of automation in web security

3. Scaling issues in web security, how to secure 100+ websites with limited resources? Currently Amazon, Google and various other companies are trying to solve this problem in different means

4. Why SDLC (as in secure dev life cycle) got even more important as the startups and silicon valley culture pushing agile development and frequent deployments are now more prominent in the industry. Huge companies that we trust such as Facebook, Etsy and Dropbox are pushing new code to production multiple times in a day.

5. How Bug Bounties making young researchers (or pentester apprentices) lazy by focusing on the outcome rather than understanding the cause".

6. http://www.appsecweekly.com/flash-same-origin-policy-bypass-with-307/

- Ability to do stuff by brute force i.e. fuzz a page with XSS payloads, see the alert box and you are done

- Ability to understand a vulnerability

Understand the components in play and why a vulnerability really occurs. Proper understanding of this will allow successful exploitation of issues even when straight forward fuzzing will not yield results. A good example would be bypassing MD5 checks in SQL Injections as explained in here : http://ferruh.mavituna.com/sql-injection-cheatsheet-oku/#ByPassingLoginScreens under "Bypassing second MD5 hash check login screens"

- Ability understand patterns of vulnerabilities and even classes of vulnerabilities.


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Stories of the Week - 7:00PM-8:00PM

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Paul's Stories

  1. Did Carnegie Mellon Attack Tor for the FBI?
  2. KeeFarce – Extract KeePass Passwords (2.x) From Database
  3. Paris Terrorists Used Double ROT-13 Encryption
  4. Federal Legislation Targets “Swatting” Hoaxes
  5. Clearing the Air on Wi-Fi Software Updates | FCC.gov
  6. It’s Way Too Easy to Hack the Hospital
  7. BadBarcode Internet Of Things Hack PacSec 2015 | Threatpost | The first stop for security news
  8. Siri's Lockscreen Bypass A Growing Privacy Issue For iOS Users
  9. US-China Security Review Commission Discusses 'Hack-Back' Laws
  10. Martel Police Body Camera Virus Found Embedded into Camera | iPower Technologies
  11. Failed Windows 3.1 system blamed for shutting down Paris airport | Ars Technica
  12. Trouble Brewing As iThing Coffee Machine Seems To Be Hackable
  13. Anonymous Declares War On Islamic State
  14. US Lawmakers Advised To Consider Hacking China Back

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Michael's Stories

  1. This hacker has fought terrorists online since 2010, and he's not impressed by Anonymous

Joff's Stories

Kevin's Stories

  1. NYT Quietly Pulls Article Blaming Encryption In Paris Attacks
  2. CMU statement on allegations of accepting money from FBI to unmask TOR users

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