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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 402 for Thursday December 11th, 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's chest hair really isn't on his chest, in a hair length rivaling Jack's, Paul Asadoorian"

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Guest Interview: Kimberly Crawley

Bio: Kimberly Crawley

I'm an information security researcher with InfoSec Institute. My articles on a wide variety of security matters are published in Computerworld, CIO magazine, and CSO magazine. I also have an article coming out in 2600 magazine soon.

I got into computing at a very early age. When I was eight, I managed to edit autoexec.bat on my father's Windows 3.0 machine, when he complained about the OS taking too long to boot. I was on the web since 1993, at age nine. From there, I taught myself web development.

After many years of working in general tier two PC tech support in my 20s, I found a large percentage of my tickets were related to security problems. I started studying malware, OS hardening, and TCP/IP hardening with a vengeance.

I started to get gigs to fix security problems for small businesses with data centers. My reputation took off from there, and then I started to write about information security for a living.

I have a special interest in malware and cyberwarfare.

In my spare time, I love video games, anime, jazz, and Japanese food. I live in Toronto with my husband Sean Rooney, who used to have his own cyber security firm.


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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