Nov 122009


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OK, Episode 27 is FINALLY here.  Sincere apologies to all of our listeners.  We really could not avoid the long break.  Work and family and everything else seriously pounded us this time.  ENJOY!

Show Notes:

InfoSec News Update –

  • FTC Orders ChoicePoint To Pay $275,000 For 2008 Data Breach – Link Here
  • Senator says the cybersecurity chief should be in DHS, not the White house – Link Here
  • Major SSL Flaw Find Prompts Protocol Update – Link Here
  • Jailbroken iPhones more vulnerable to attack; ikee worm Rick Rolls iPhone users – Link Here
  • New FDIC Phishing Attack – Link Here
  • MSFT trying to walk the annoyance / security fine line with toned down User Access Control (UAC) in Windows 7 – Link Here
  • Awesomely funny story about an IT engineer in Iraq annoying the troops with some bogus war driving – Link Here

Discussion Topic – Highlights from Michael’s NAISG Chapter Meeting

Geek Toys – “Ideas to get your Geek for Christmas”

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Aug 082009


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Episode 22 is here. Jim was not available to join me this time (been traveling and real busy), so Dan Kuykendall from NT Objectives was kind enough to fill in as co-host for today. We had some good discussion, and a show that I thought would be a little shorter ended up being pretty long. But it is good stuff. Here are the show notes:

InfoSec News Update –

  • Vulnerable web servers on webcams, NAS, etc – Link Here
  • Obama’s cybersecurity Czar quits – Link Here

People familiar with the matter said Ms. Hathaway has been “spinning her wheels” in the White House, where the president’s economic advisers sought to marginalize her


In February, the White House tapped Ms. Hathaway, a senior intelligence official who had launched President George W. Bush’s cybersecurity initiative, to lead a 60-day

cybersecurity policy review. Ms. Hathaway completed her review in April, but the White House spent another 60 days debating the wording of her report and how to structure the

White House cyber post. National Economic Adviser Larry Summers argued forcefully that his team should have a say in the work of the new cyber official.

  • SSL Under attack this year at BlackHat/Defcon. These attacks don’t attack the math, they attack the (mis)usage of the clients and cert authorities

New Tricks For Defeating SSL In Practice (sslstrip) –Link Here

Researcher Exposes Flaws In Certificate Authority Web Applications – Link Here

  • Defcon goon “Priest” is everywhere – Links Here and Here

Discussion Topic – The ol’ security guidelines / best practices discussion

Consultants Corner – Varied BlackHat / Defcon points –

  • SSL issues
  • Unmasking You talk by Joshua “Jabra” Abraham and Robert “RSnake” Hansen
  • Dan’s general Opinions about web security talks – he was underwhelmed

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