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PaulDotCom Security Weekly - Episode 254 for Thursday August 11th, 2011.

Guest Tech Segment Mini-Marathon: A Special Night with Trustwave's SpiderLabs!

Amazingly True Stories of Real Penetration Tests with Rob Havelt & Wendel Henrique

7:30 PM EDT / 6:30 p.m. CST

Rob Havelt, director of penetration testing, and Wendel Henrique, security consultant, will present Earth vs. The Giant Spider: Amazingly True Stories of Real Penetration Tests.

Rob is Director of SpiderLabs' Penetration Testing Practice, where he oversees all aspects of network and infrastructure security testing and wireless network testing. Formerly a bourbon-fueled absurdist, raconteur, and man about town, Rob is currently a sardonic workaholic occasionally seeking meaning in the finer things in life — Rob is, and will always be, a career hacker.

Wendel is a consultant for pen testing at Trustwave, where he has discovered vulnerabilities across a diverse set of technologies including webmail systems, wireless access points, remote access systems, web application firewalls, IP cameras, and IP telephony applications.

  1. The unique opportunity to see real, interesting, uncommon and some non- trivial attacks that can't be found by automated tools.
  2. Culled from the more than 2300 penetration tests delivered last year by SpiderLabs - only the coolest and freakiest were selected to present at DEFCON 19.
  3. By the end of this presentation, they hope to have the you thinking about systems and applications that organizations use every day, and how they may be used against them.

The attacks are:

  • Do you want Fries with that Hack?
  • One PBX Will Rule Them All Hack.
  • The Inside-Out VPN Hack.
  • The Island Nation and Port 0 Hack.
  • The Caucasian-Asian Love Hack.
  • In Soviet Russia Hackers Monitor You Hack.
  • Oracle and The New Tool Hack

Traps of Gold by Andrew Wilson & Michael Brooks

Traps of Gold is a study which examines the offenses and defenses of web application security and introduces "maneuverability" - a new strategy for fighting back.

8PM EDT / 7:00 p.m. CST

Andrew specializes in application security assessment, penetration testing, threat modeling and secure development life cycle. Andrew is active as a leader of the Phoenix OWASP and is a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure. He is not a Cabal member.

Michael works for SiteWatch, where he composes exploit code, which he considers a challenging and privileged art form. Michael is on PaulDotCom because he believes secure software is a luxury that should be shared. He's also in the April - June 2011 edition of the Google Security Hall of Fame.


Speaking with Cryptographic Oracles by Dan Crowley

Speaking with Cryptographic Oracles is a discussion of methods for finding and exploiting encryption, decryption, and padding oracles from a black box perspective.

Dan is an Application Security Consultant for Trustwave's SpiderLabs and is particularly focused on vulnerabilities caused by a failure to account for little known or even undocumented properties of the platforms on which applications run. He especially enjoys playing around with Web based technologies and rock climbing, has been known to be a unicorn Furnace, and makes a mean chili quite worthy of a PaulDotCom post-exploitation towel.

  1. What is an Oracle?
  2. How can people really bad at math translate cihpertext into plaintext?
  3. How can this help us evade detection and prevention of web app attacks?

Steve Holden, DefCon wrap-up

Steve is a senior systems engineer for a U.S. Navy R&D organization in San Diego. His key research focus areas include: information technology systems, enterprise computing, computer network security, and project management. Steve is on to give us a wrap-up of DefCon 19.

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