The InfoSec & OSINT Show
Your weekly dose of information security and open source intelligence news, tips and commentary.
info_outline 46 - InfoSec News & Analysis 02/25/2021
46 - InfoSec News & Analysis This week we change things up a bit and review a curated (almost) 5 minute summary of the latest InfoSec news including SolarWinds sanctions, language supply chain attacks, Egregor ransomware as a service, N.Korean crypto theft, vuln exploitation in the wild, Mexican politicians and ATM skimming, a new password manager, legal use of look-alike domains, rogue Yandex employees and SIM swapping attacks.
info_outline 45 - John Hammond & Hacking CTFs 02/18/2021
45 - John Hammond & Hacking CTFs This week John Hammond joins the show to talk about hacking with Python, certs vs degrees, avoiding rabbit holes and the differences between various flavors of CTFs. My 3 main takeaways were 1) how to get started with capture the flag competitions 2) dealing with burnout and 3) his methodology to analyze malware
info_outline 44 - Ted Harrington & Doing Application Security Right 02/11/2021
44 - Ted Harrington & Doing Application Security Right This week Ted Harrington hangs out to talk about hacking passive medical devices, predicting Ethereum private keys and exploiting business logic flaws. My 3 main takeaways were 1) Ted's 6 fundamentals of security testing 2) How do to threat modelling right and 3) His advice for starting a security company
info_outline 43 - Robert "RSnake" Hansen & The Future of Data Privacy 02/04/2021
43 - Robert "RSnake" Hansen & The Future of Data Privacy This week Robert Hansen joins us to talk about privacy as a service, search engine and VPN privacy, the future of cyber-insurance, asset discovery, hackers.org and some tips on starting a security business. My 3 main takeaways were 1) the future of data privacy 2) How he used snapshots of the internet to predict stock prices and 3) what security controls he would do differently if he ran hackers.org today
info_outline 42 - Charles Shirer & Pen Testing with No Money Down 01/28/2021
42 - Charles Shirer & Pen Testing with No Money Down This week Charles Shirer joins us to talk about pen testing, OSINT and how he got started in security. My 3 main takeaways were 1) when to use SecBSD as an alternative to Kali 2) How to approach pen testing APIs as opposed to web apps and 3) some tactical tips on maintaining your mental health when dealing with the pressures of InfoSec.
info_outline 41 - Chris Hadnagy & Human Hacking 01/21/2021
41 - Chris Hadnagy & Human Hacking This week Chris Hadnagy joins us to talk about the psychology behind social engineering, choosing effective pretexts, as well as the science behind how we make decisions. My 3 main takeaways were 1) how to identify personality types and communicate effectively using DISC 2) how Oxytocin and Amygdala hijacking influence our behavior and 3) How to get started in a career as a social engineer
info_outline 40 - Fabio Viggiani & Supply Chain Attacks 01/14/2021
40 - Fabio Viggiani & Supply Chain Attacks This week Fabio Viggiani hangs out to talk about supply chain attacks, ransomware, mapping your software dependencies and assuming breach. My 3 main takeaways were 1) his insights into reverse engineering the SolarWinds Orion malware 2) Up-in-coming trends he sees in ransomware and 3) how he runs incident response investigations
info_outline 39 - Josh Sokol & Managing Risk Simply 01/07/2021
39 - Josh Sokol & Managing Risk Simply This week Josh Sokol joins the show talk about managing risk with a focus on keeping it simple, turning a free open source project into a business and his suggestions on how to get started in InfoSec. My 3 main takeaways were 1) the three components of risk mitigation 2) the different level of maturity within risk management programs and 3) his process for ensuring his codebase is secure
info_outline 38 - Tyrone Wilson & Breaking Into the Security Industry 12/17/2020
38 - Tyrone Wilson & Breaking Into the Security Industry This week Tyrone Wilson hangs out to talk about breaking into the security industry, passive OSINT and starting a security business. My 3 main takeaways were 1) how to use free tools to gain experience before joining a SOC 2) how he used OSINT to find his biological father and 3) how to maintain your privacy when using exercise apps.
info_outline 37 - Jenny Radcliffe & People Hacking 12/10/2020
37 - Jenny Radcliffe & People Hacking This week Jenny Radcliffe joins to the show to talk about social engineering. My 3 main takeaways were 1) which influence factors are most useful in specific situations like in person social engineering vs phishing emails 2) reading micro-expressions in context and understanding their limitations and 3) how to protect yourself against social engineering attacks.
info_outline 36 - Tracy Maleeff & Empathy Based InfoSec 12/03/2020
36 - Tracy Maleeff & Empathy Based InfoSec This week Tracy Maleeff hangs out to talk about using empathy to improve your InfoSec investigations. My 3 main takeaways were 1) how to collaborate OSINT findings before drawing a conclusion 2) how to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience and 3) some tactical tips on using empathy to discover new information.
info_outline 35 - Ed Bellis & Risk Based Vulnerability Management 11/26/2020
35 - Ed Bellis & Risk Based Vulnerability Management This week Ed Bellis joins the show to talk about risk based vulnerability management. My 3 main takeaways were 1) which factors you should take into consideration when prioritizing vulnerability remediation 2) the effects that public exploit code has on remediation efforts 3) how organizations can improve their threat prioritization by using their own threat intel in their risk assessments
info_outline 34 - John Strand & Moving Beyond 0-Days 11/19/2020
34 - John Strand & Moving Beyond 0-Days This week John Strand joins the show to talk about pen testing in the age of Corona, bypassing multi-factor authentication, dealing with ransomware and starting a security business. My 3 main takeaways were 1) why 0-days don't matter 2) how to bypass identity services like Okta and 3) the one guiding rule for creating a security business
info_outline 33 - Tanya Janca & Coding Securely 11/12/2020
info_outline 32 - Or Katz & Phishing Evasion Techniques 11/05/2020
32 - Or Katz & Phishing Evasion Techniques This week Or Katz joins us to shares his research into novel phishing evasion techniques seen in the wild. My 3 main takeaways were 1) What the most popular methods to propagate phishing attacks are 2) what signals can help determine if complicated code is malicious or not and 3) How to handle potentially malicious users when we don’t have enough information to understand their true intentions
info_outline 31 - Chris Rock & Cyber Mercenaries 10/29/2020
31 - Chris Rock & Cyber Mercenaries This week Chris Rock shares his story as well as some techniques he's used as a cyber mercenary. My 3 main takeaways were 1) why 0-days are rarely needed 2) Spear-phishing as the most efficient technique for the initial compromise 3) why the easiest path to your target may be by hacking someone else, like their accountant
info_outline 30 - Hakluke & The Bug Bounty Mindset 10/22/2020
30 - Hakluke & The Bug Bounty Mindset This week Hakluke shares some mindset tweaks and tactical advice on how to improve your bug bounty hunting. My 3 main takeaways were 1) why the abundance mindset is so important 2) what we can learn from the similarities between the music industry and bounty hunting and 3) why collaboration is so important.
info_outline 29 - Katie Moussouris & Running Bug Bounties 10/15/2020
29 - Katie Moussouris & Running Bug Bounties This week Katie Moussouris hangs out to talk about both the advantages as well as challenges in running bug bounty programs. My 3 main takeaways were when companies should choose a bounty as opposed to a pen test, where a company should be at operationally before launching a program and how companies should prepare before launching their bug bounty program.
info_outline 28 - STÖK and Hunting Bug Bounties 10/08/2020
28 - STÖK and Hunting Bug Bounties This week STÖK joins us to talk about how he approaches bug bounties. My 3 main takeaways were why you should specialize in a couple of specific bug types. Why you should constantly scan a multitude of bounty programs and why you should hack with a team.
info_outline 27 - Joona Hoikkala and Advanced FFuF Scanning 10/01/2020
27 - Joona Hoikkala and Advanced FFuF Scanning This week Joona Hoikkala joins us to talk about some of the advanced features of ffuf. My 3 main takeaways were why you should use a VPS for running scans and how to integrate an external ffuf scan into your local Burp instance. Why you should use filters instead of the default pattern matcher to remove false positives as well as what cool functionality he's working on to enhance ffuf's capabilities.
info_outline 26 - James Kettle and Becoming a Security Researcher 09/24/2020
26 - James Kettle and Becoming a Security Researcher This week James Kettle joins the show to talk about the methodology he uses to find really novel widespread vulnerabilities that break the internet. My 3 main takeaways were what techniques he uses to decide what research topics are worth pursuing. Second, what behavior traits are needed to become a successful security researcher and third why the HTTPOnly cookie flag is useless and a complete joke.
info_outline 25 - Jeremiah Grossman and Asset Inventory 09/17/2020
25 - Jeremiah Grossman and Asset Inventory This week Jeremiah Grossman hangs out talk InfoSec, ransomware and asset inventory. My 3 main takeaways were how we can use metadata to corrolate assets to an entity. Second, why cyber insurance will dictate what security tests are run and third Jeremiah's 3 super powers that aren't related to Jiu-jitsu
info_outline 24 - Ira Winkler & How to Stop Stupid 09/10/2020
24 - Ira Winkler & How to Stop Stupid This week Ira Winkler joins the show to talk about social engineering & protecting your network against the human element. My 3 main takeaways were how we need to integrate lessons from industrial safety programs into our security policies. Second, what procedures Twitter should've had in place to prevent their recent hack against high profile users as well as what the most important skill for social engineering is.
info_outline 23 - Samy Kamkar & Reverse Engineering 09/03/2020
23 - Samy Kamkar & Reverse Engineering This week Samy Kamkar hung out to talk about some of his adventures creating worms and zombie drone armies with a focus on his process for reverse engineering both software and hardware. My three main takeaways were how he created cheats on Counter-Strike, how he created one of the fasting spreading viruses of all time and why he finds the physical access control problem interesting. For more information, including the show notes check out https://breachsense.io/podcast
info_outline 22 - Chris Kubecka & Hacking the World with OSINT 08/27/2020
22 - Chris Kubecka & Hacking the World with OSINT This week Chris Kubecka joins the show. We focused on leveraging OSINT in security research. My three main takeaways were how she used OSINT to find Boeing's dev systems. As well how she uses code search engines to find a systems running a piece of known vulnerable code and why its worthwhile doing security research out of the Netherlands when your target likes to sue you into silence.
info_outline 21 - HD Moore & Advanced Asset Inventory Techniques 08/21/2020
21 - HD Moore & Advanced Asset Inventory Techniques This week HD Moore is on the show. We focused on asset identification. The three main takeaways are how to figure out relationships between domains, meaning how to correlate domain ownership without relying on whois information (which in our GDPR world is no longer available). We also talked about moving beyond fingerprints to figure out what a device actual is and not just the OS it runs. Finally, why local networks are only growing and getting denser even when the trend is to move everything to the cloud.
info_outline 20 - Robert Baptiste (Elliot Anderson) & Mobile App Hacking 08/14/2020
20 - Robert Baptiste (Elliot Anderson) & Mobile App Hacking This week Robert Baptiste, aka Elliot Anderson (@fs0c131y) joins us to chat about his research into TikTok, how he bypassed limitations in the Indian government’s Covid tracing app to figure out how many sick people were in their parliament building as well as his new endeavor fighting disinformation with Predicta Lab.
info_outline 19 - Tommy Devoss (Dawgyg) & Bug Bounty Hunting on Steroids 08/07/2020
19 - Tommy Devoss (Dawgyg) & Bug Bounty Hunting on Steroids This week Dawgyg (Tommy DeVoss) hangs out to chat about his approach to bug bounty hunting, which led him to be one of eight million dollar hackers on the HackerOne platform. We discuss his approach to recon, how he finds unique bugs, how to get into bug hunting and more.
info_outline 18 - Simon Bennetts & Headless Automated Scanning with ZAP 07/31/2020
18 - Simon Bennetts & Headless Automated Scanning with ZAP This week Simon Bennetts joins me to talk about how to automate web app scanning via ZAP. We discuss API integration, headless scanning, Github action scans, the HUD and more.
info_outline 17 - Matthias Wilson & Using OSINT Against Nigerian Scammers 07/24/2020
17 - Matthias Wilson & Using OSINT Against Nigerian Scammers This week Matthias Wilson joins me to discuss how he uses various OSINT techniques to track down Nigerian advance payment scammers while having a bit of fun. Matthias also shares some social engineering techniques he's used on physical engagements.