Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 502
Recorded February 23, 2017
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Interview: Don Pezet - 6:00PM-7:00PM
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Tech Segment: David Fletcher, Symantec - 7:00-7:30PM
Security News - 7:30-8:30PM
- XSS, GET and POST
- Toolsmith Release Advisory: Sysmon v6 for Securitay
- Investigating Off-Premise Wireless Behaviour (or, "I Know What You Connected To") - Nice little Powershell script to look at AD domain users and which wireless APs they've connected to. Kinda creepy, could be used in investigations or to enforce a policy of "do not connect to wireless outside the company".
- Lawmakers set to overturn broadband privacy rules, as ISPs requested - A consortium of 19 privacy and consumer-rights groups on January 27 urged Congress to let the FCC rules stand. The rules require consumers to opt in before a broadband provider can sell their web-browsing and other information to advertisers and other third parties, and they require that users be notified when user data is breached by hackers. Wow, time to put a permanent VPN at the house!
- Practical collision attack against SHA-1 , (Thu, Feb 23rd) - Today, 10 years after of SHA-1 was first introduced, we are announcing the first practical technique for generating a collision. This represents the culmination of two years of research that sprung from a collaboration between the CWI Institute in Amsterdam and Google. We’ve summarized how we went about generating a collision below. As a proof of the attack, we are releasing two PDFs that have identical SHA-1 hashes but different content.
- Wide Range of New Security Technologies Debut at RSA Conference 2017
- Publicly Disclosed Windows Vulnerabilities Await Patches
- Java, Python FTP Injection Attacks Bypass Firewalls
- Marathon runners tracked data exposes phony time, cover-up attempt - An independent marathon-running investigator (yes, that's a thing) named Derek Murphy posted his elaborate analysis of Seo's scheme, and the findings revolved almost entirely around data derived from Seo's Garmin 235 fitness tracker.
- Malware Lets a Drone Steal Data by Watching a Computers Blinking LED - The researchers found that when their program read less than 4 kilobytes from the computer’s storage at a time, they could cause the hard drive’s LED indicator to blink for less than a fifth of a millisecond. They then tried using those rapid fire blinks to send messages to a variety of cameras and light sensors from an “infected” computer using a binary system of data encoding known as “on-off-keying,” or OOK.
- Gordon Ramsays father-in-law charged with hacking the chefs computer - It’s a long fall from grace for Hutcheson, who served as the CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings for many years. But back in October 2010, Ramsay fired his father-in-law, claiming that his computers had been hacked and that Hutcheson was behind the leaking of emails between Ramsay and his wife (who happens to be Hutcheson’s daughter).
- Are Slack Conversations Private? Popular Communications Platform May Not Be As Secure As You Think, Expert Says
- The 15 Biggest Threats Online, Ranked
- Researchers Offer Simple Scheme To Stop The Next Stuxnet
- Russian Military Admits Significant Cyber-War Effort
- Linux's Decade-Old Flaw: Major Distros Move To Patch Serious Kernel Bug
- Announcing The First SHA1 Collision
- How to Bury a Major Breach Notification