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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 411 for Thursday March 26th, 2015

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..."

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Guest Interview: Russ McRee

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Russ McRee, GSE, MSISE, directs the Security Response and Investigations team for Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group (OSG). He writes toolsmith, a monthly column for the ISSA Journal, and has written for numerous other publications including Information Security, (IN)SECURE, SysAdmin, and Linux Magazine. Russ also speaks regularly at events such as DEFCON, Derby Con, BlueHat, Black Hat, SANSFIRE, RSA, and others, and is a SANS Internet Storm Center handler. He serves in the Washington State Guard as an advisor to the Washington Military Department. Russ advocates a holistic approach to the practice of information assurance and, as such maintains holisticinfosec.org. IBM's ISS X-Force cited Russ as the 6th ranked Top Vulnerability Discoverers of 2009.


  1. What's the greatest actionable item or set of things that the general public could do to reduce threat?
  2. Threat landscape keeps evolving, & bad guys appear to have the upper hand. What concerns you most or keeps you awake at night?
  3. Did the idea for the toolsmith articles evolve out of his local ISSA or OWASP meetings?

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. Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
  5. In the proper game of as grabby-grabby, do you prefer to go first or second?


Toolsmith Articles

Follow Russ on Twitter

Email russ at holisticinfosec dot org


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Carlos's Stories

Paul's Stories

  1. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/03/twitch-resets-user-passwords-fol...
  2. https://threatpost.com/cisco-small-business-ip-phones-open-to-remote-eav...
  3. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/03/all-four-major-browsers-take-a-s...
  4. BIOS Hacking
  5. Maturing Your Vulnerability Management Program – Part 1 | Core Security Blog
  6. 5 Ways to a Kick A$$ Vulnerability Management Program-Part 2
  7. Reverse Engineering Incentives
  8. How I hacked my smart bracelet
  9. The Internet Of Bring-Your-Own Things
  10. Researchers Use Heat To Breach Air-Gapped Systems
  11. Wind Turbine Blown Away By Control System Vulnerability
  12. Romanian Man Extradited To U.S. To Face Hacking Charges
  13. A $60 Gadget That Makes Car Hacking Far Easier
  14. Amazon.com Gives Out A T-Shirt For XSS Issue Reported
  15. Cisco Patches IOS To Stop Automation Exploitation

Joff's Stories

  1. Hacking across air gaps
  2. Cisco VOIP Eaves Dropping
  3. Windows 10 Secure Boot

Jack's Lack of Stories

  1. Web servers enrolled in Pratchett tribute This is a pretty cool, and very Pratchett tribute to Sir Terry. It will be interesting to watch this over time, as of showtime there are over 2000 servers passing the X-Clacks-Overhead "GNU Terry Pratchett" header on Shodan
  2. The Bishop web vuln scanner is a Chrome extension-based vulnerability scanner that claims to "automate tedious tasks of hunting for trivial vulnerabilities on your websites as you browse."
  3. Australia outlaws warrant canaries and you have to think the US and UK are next.