Unsupervised Learning: Episode 37


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InfoSec news

  • Feds paid over 1M to get into San Bernardino iPhone

  • Continued fallout from Panama papers

  • 3.2 million servers vulnerable to JBoss attack which is being used in SamSam ransomware attacks

  • MIT launches internal bug bounty platform | https://threatpost.com/mit-launches-experimental-bug-bounty-program/117618/

  • NSA recommends out-of-band taps for logging | http://www.securityweek.com/out-band-taps-are-nsa-nightmare | doesn’t realize that people good enough to do this are often good enough to do other things as well?

  • New MIT static analysis scanner finds web flaws in like a minute? | https://threatpost.com/new-mit-scanner-finds-web-app-flaws-in-a-minute/117482/

  • 9/11 commissioner urging release of report’s 28 secret pages; I’m guessing they’re about Saudi Arabia

  • Congress tells US spy chief to reveal how many Americans were caught by PRISM

  • China continuing to stop using western IT services in wake of Snowden fallout

  • SecureWorks has an IPO

  • Bug hunter hacks Facebook and finds evidence of someone already there | http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/22/i_hacked_facebook_and_found_someone_had_beaten_me_to_it/

  • Personal data of 93 million Mexicans exposed on AWS | http://www.databreaches.net/personal-info-of-93-4-million-mexicans-exposed-on-amazon/

InfoSec articles

  • Building a home lab for becoming a malware hunter | Building a Home Lab to Become a Malware Hunter – A Beginner’s Guide

  • Forrester malware analysis report analysis | https://danielmiessler.com/blog/security-report-analysis-forrester-automated-malware-analysis-q2-2016/

  • ISIS Encryption | https://medium.com/@thegrugq/just-the-facts-isis-encryption-c70f258c0f7#.4bkee3x9h

Technology news and articles

  • Microsoft is killing off Xbox 360 production after 10 years

  • 24 cool facts about IoT | http://blog.calysto.com/iot/24-cool-iot-facts-to-celebrate-internet-of-things-day

  • For a device to be labeled as IoT, according to The Internet of Things Global Standards (IoT-GSI) it must have seven design features: sensors, internet connectivity, processors, energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, quality and reliability, and security.

  • According to CB Insights, the top two most active investors in the IoT space are corporate: Intel Capital and Qualcomm Ventures.

  • Programmable Blockchains in Context | https://medium.com/@ConsenSys/programmable-blockchains-in-context-ethereum-s-future-cd8451eb421e#.dx0m66ic1

  • Site that tells you when to buy and when not to buy Apple stuff | http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac

  • Netflix has twice the subscribers of Comcast

  • Bitcasa pulls out of consumer cloud storage | Bitcasa pulls out of consumer cloud storage

In other news

  • US suicide rate jumps 24% from 1999 to 2014 | http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/health/us-suicide-rate-surges-to-a-30-year-high.html?_r=0

  • Injection of a protein into mice cures Alzheimers in one week

  • Young people paying for college by being escorts and more | http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/student-sex-work-and-the-rise-of-sugar-babies-10394672.html

Exploring ideas

  • Ethereum as a Public Interaction Platform | https://danielmiessler.com/blog/ethereum-as-a-validated-interaction-platform/

  • Threat hunting is the new big trend in enterprise security

  • Real vs. Fake Work | http://bengarvey.com/2016/04/24/real-work/

InfoSec Tools

  • EyeWitness — Take screenshots of websites | https://github.com/ChrisTruncer/EyeWitness

  • Data bricks — Complete solution for data scientists and engineers | https://databricks.com

  • Machinae — Security Intelligence Collector | https://github.com/HurricaneLabs/machinae

  • Inveigh — PowerShell MiTM tool | https://github.com/Kevin-Robertson/Inveigh

  • Bettercap — MiTM framework | https://danielmiessler.com/study/bettercap/

  • Responder — Responder is a LLMNR, NBT-NS and MDNS poisoner, with built-in HTTP/SMB/MSSQL/FTP/LDAP rogue authentication server supporting NTLMv1/NTLMv2/LMv2, Extended Security NTLMSSP and Basic HTTP authentication | https://github.com/SpiderLabs/Responder

  • Carbonator — automated Burp scope, spider, and scan from the command line | https://github.com/davevs/carbonator

  • ALTDNS — Finding permutations of subdomains | https://github.com/infosec-au/altdns

  • Gladius — Automated credentials from Responder | https://n0where.net/from-responder-to-credentials-gladius/


  • PASTA threat modeling | https://www.owasp.org/images/a/aa/AppSecEU2012_PASTA.pdf

  • SecurityTools project to list all tools under each category? | https://github.com/danielmiessler/SecurityTools

Talks and papers

  • TROOPERS CON — Attacking and Protecting Big Data Environments | http://www.securitytube.net/video/15800?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SecurityTube+%28SecurityTube.Net%29

– TROOPERSCON – RAPID RADIO REVERSING | http://www.securitytube.net/video/15798?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SecurityTube+%28SecurityTube.Net%29


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  • NRC CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corporation: Critical Infrastructure Protection) | http://www.nerc.com/pa/Stand/Pages/CIPStandards.aspx


  • Announcements

  • Presenting at BlackHat Arsenal in Vegas this year

  • Speaking at SOURCE Boston on the KARMA risk rating methodology

  • Writing a book!

Art and Inspiration

  • If you’re not reading, you’re dying

Summary and Recommendations

  • Don’t forget to read

  • Mix in some fiction with your non-fiction


  • Thank you for listening, see you next time

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  • Thanks!

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  1. The intro track is from one of my favorite EDM artists: Zomby. The song is ‘Orion’, and it’s from the ‘With Love’ album. Highly recommended if you like chill EDM.

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