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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 390 for Thursday October 9th, 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..."

"Here's your host, a man who loves the lumps, the lady lumps, Paul Asadoorian"

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Interview: Joe Vest and Ben Clark


Joe Vest

Joe Vest has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years and has focused on application security, penetration testing and red teaming since 2008. Currently he works for Millennium Inc. as red team operator. Like many others in the security industry, he has many letters behind his name. OSCP, CISSP-ISSMP; CISA, GPEN, GCIH, GWAPT, CEH, Security+. Joe does cyber and lots of it.

Ben Clark

Ben Clark has been in the information security space for over 10 years. He is currently the Director of Cyber/IT at Millennium Corp. where he is responsible for executing red team engagements for commercial and government clients. He is the author of the RTFM - Red Team Field Manual, which has spent the better part of 8 months as the #1 Best Selling Security and Encryption book on Amazon.


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.


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Paul's Stories

Larry's Stories

  1. Marriott fined $600K for jamming wifi - Settled, not went to court. Why? They did do rogue AP containment on MiFi devices…the ones not connected to their networks. Yeah, not cool.#6 Month scan of Heartbleed - Robert Graham FTW. Now there is lots of interesting discussion on this one. To quote Twitchy, “Slut shaming, fat shaming, now security researcher shaming"#BADUSB attack code public - We are all technically screwed.
  2. Staff say companies vulnerable - Yes, and then they get compromised….then the employees say “We told you so, and you chose not to act”. Interesting reasons why it happened from internal sources...
  3. PoisonPI - Hey, this guy hacks wireless networks via the postal service…Oh, wait, that’s me! That said, I’m looking to have an off the record conversation with someone from the postal service, UPS and FedEx about how packages are examined in transit, purely for hypothetical research purposes.

Jack's Stories of Joy and Wonder

  1. The Shoulders of InfoSec Project is a new project that Jack started to aggregate info about foundational figures in information security. This is a work in progress, there's an intro blog post at http://blog.shouldersofinfosec.org/, additional info is being added as contributions come in and time permits.
  2. Mass. Maritime website hacked by apparent Islamic extremist group. Really? Picking on regional maritime schools? Damn, everyone is a target, eh?
  3. America Must End Its Paranoid War on Hackers. Challenging article at WIRED.
  4. A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Firm That Processed Payments For Fraudulent Id Theft Protection Company Commit fraud, get caught, pay everyone back everything, get shut down. Let's see more of these stories.
  5. Several great password security papers (and a lot of other stuff) from Cormac Herley of Microsoft Research

Joff's Stories