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Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 424 - 6:00PM

Episode Media

MP3 <-- Not yet recorded!

Intro, Sponsors & Announcements


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This week we talk wireless security with Rick Farina. All that and more so stay tuned!

[Cut to Jack Live shot]


Broadcasting live from G Unit Studios in Rhode Island, the show where exploits run wild, packets aren’t the only things getting sniffed, and the cocktails flow 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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Larry: Here's your host, a man who changes your paradigm....with glitter....Paul Asadoorian!"

Paul: Hello everyone and welcome to Paul's Security Weekly - Episode 424 for Thursday June 25th, 2015

  • Introduce hosts and guests


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Guest Interview: Rick Farina - 6:05PM-6:45PM


Rick Farina (@Zero_ChaosX) is a well known wireless hacker and member of the DEF CON Wireless Village team and the Wireless Capture the Flag team. He has been researching all manner of layer one and two hacking for the past fifteen years, most recently as Director of Engineering for Pwnie Labs at Pwnie Express.


  1. Perimter Network Security
  2. Pwnie Express Labs


  1. How did you get your start in information security?
  2. What drew you to trolling Ubuntu users?
  3. What is your level of attraction to wireless security?
  4. What's your experience as a director of research like? What's a typical day like?
  5. What are some common misconceptions about wireless that you encounter on a regular basis?
  6. How important is wireless -- wifi + cellular/LTE/etc -- in the enterprise today?
  7. In your experience, are organizations paying enough attention to wireless?
  8. What's one thing most people could do that would dramatically improve their ability to use wireless with more security?
  9. Let's talk rogue wireless, including stingray: how big a challenge is this for companies? what sort of companies? What should they focus on first?

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. Choose two celebrities to be your parents.

Stories of the Week - 7:30PM-8:00PM

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[Cut to announcement Graphics] Larry teaching SANS 617 Wireless Ethical Hacking and Defense coming up in Las Vegas, NV, September 14-19, and lots more places so be certain to check the SANS web site for more course offerings!

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Jack's Stories

Michael's Stories

  1. Top 3 security priorities for CIOs in 2015 --> Released in June, it's not a standard list. TL;DR: patch faster, improve credentials, better coding (reduce vulnerabilities)
  2. Why the Federal Government Sucks at Cyber Security --> so because there is no mandate, people don't patch. Really?
  3. Hacking a self-driving car --> What could go wrong here? Note the line "IT security isn't a manufacturer focus - yet."
  4. Cyber Threats Have Broadcasters Hacked Off --> Are broadcasters a new target? Old target?
  5. Cybersecurity Tops Advisors’ Compliance Worries: Poll --> here's the point, more and more people are concerned, paying attention. What are we doing about it?
  6. Why It's Worth Divorcing Information Security From IT --> What, if anything, would this solve?

Joff's Stories

Kevin's Stories

  1. Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Searches of Hotel Guest Registries
  2. (Potential) Changes to Domain Name Rules Place User Privacy in Jeopardy
  3. Samsung keyboard bug leaves 600m Android devices exposed to hackers