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Week 1 In Review – 2017

Resources 33C3: Chris Gerlinsky Cracks Pay TV - hackaday.com People who have incredible competence in a wide range of fields are rare, and it can appear deceptively simple when they present their work. [Chris Gerlinksy]’s talk on breaking the encryption used on satellite and cable pay TV set-top boxes was like that. Tools mitmproxy: release v1.0.0 - [...]

Week 52 In Review – 2016

Resources VMware Security Advisories - vmware.com vSphere Data Protection (VDP) updates address SSH key-based authentication issue Techniques In Flight Hacking System - blog.ioactive.com What helped a lot to reduce that fear was to understand how things work in planes, and getting used to noises, bumps, and turbulence. This blog post is  about understanding a bit more about how things work aboard an aircraft. More specifically, the In-Flight Entertainment Systems (IFE) developed by Panasonic Avionics.   Other News Learning From A Year of Security Breaches - medium.com This year (2016) I accepted as much incident response work as I could. I spent about 300 hours responding to security incidents and data breaches this year as a consultant or volunteer.    

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Week 51 In Review – 2016

Events Related DefCamp- def.campResources McAfee Virus Scan for Linux - state.actor A system running Intel's McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for Linux can be compromised by remote attackers due to a number of security vulnerabilities. Some of these vulnerabilities can be chained together to allow remote code execution as root. Techniques Practical Reverse Engineering Part 5 - Digging Through the Firmware - jcjc-dev.com In part 4 we extracted the entire firmware from the router and decompressed it. As I explained then, you can often get most of the firmware directly from the manufacturer’s website: Firmware upgrade binaries often contain partial or entire filesystems, or even entire firmwares. XNU kernel UaF due to lack of locking in set_dp_control_port - bugs.chromium.org set_dp_control_port is a MIG method on the host_priv_port so this bug is a root->kernel escalation. macOS FileVault2 Password Retrieval - blog.frizk.net macOS FileVault2 let attackers with physical access retrieve the password in clear text by plugging in a $300 Thunderbolt device into a locked or sleeping mac. The password may be used to unlock the mac to access everything on it. Vulnerabilities Bluetooth-enabled safe lock popped after attackers win PINs - theregister.co.uk Attackers can locate and pop safes protected with high security commercial locks thanks to poor Bluetooth implementations, say researchers at Somerset Recon say. 0day drive-by exploit against Fedora If you run a mainstream distribution of Linux on a desktop computer, there's a good chance security researcher Chris Evans can hijack it when you do nothing more than open or even browse a specially crafted music file. And in the event you're running Chrome on the just-released Fedora 25, his code-execution attack works as a classic drive-by. 0-days hitting Fedora and Ubuntu open desktops to a world of hurt - arstechnica.com Redux: compromising Linux using... SNES Ricoh 5A22 processor opcodes?!- scarybeastsecurity.blogspot.com Other News  FBI Arrests Customer of Xtreme Stresser DDoS-for-Hire Service - bleepingcomputer.com The FBI arrested this past week Sean Krishanmakoto Sharma, 26, from La Canada, California, for launching DDoS attacks against Chatango, an online chat service.  

Week 50 In Review – 2016

Events Related PhreakNIC20-2016 - www.youtube.com Tools GRASSMARLIN - github.com GRASSMARLIN provides IP network situational awareness of industrial control systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks to support network security. Techniques Secure Rom extraction on iPhone 6s - ramtin-amin.fr Secure ROM, also knows as bootrom, is the very first piece of software that [...]

Week 49 In Review – 2016

Events Related BSidesLV - youtube.com Recordings of Security BSides Las Vegas sessions, selected sessions of sister conferences and other Information Security related educational materials. BotConf 2016 This is already the fourth edition of the Botconf security conference, fully dedicated to fighting malware and botnets. Since the first edition, the event location changed every year and it allowed me [...]

Week 48 In Review – 2016

Events Related Kiwicon X - www.youtube.com Resources Curl Security Audit - daniel.haxx.se I asked for, and we were granted a security audit of curl from the Mozilla Secure Open Source program a while ago. This was done by Mozilla getting a 3rd party company involved to do the job and footing the bill for it. CVE-2016-7098 - legalhackers.com "GNU [...]

Week 47 In Review – 2016

Events Related BSides DC 2016 - Opening - www.youtube.com Alex Norman does what Alex Norman does best. Open the con. Inspirational, motivational and most importantly... short. AppSecUSA 2016 - www.youtube.com Recordings from AppSecUSA 2016 in Washington, DC Highlights from the O'Reilly Security Conference in Amsterdam 2016 - www.oreilly.com Watch highlights covering security, defense, tools, and [...]

Week 46 In Review – 2016

Resources Security Conference - conferences.oreilly.com Speaker slides & videos Techniques Nintendo Classic Mini Family Talk of computer contents - translate.google.com As the person who disassembled it released before it was released. Interest in contents has been increased, but in this article I would like to drill down to a bit more detail. When CSI meets [...]