In our Getting Started series, the LA Times has published the backstory of well-known malware researcher Amanda Rousseau. Rousseau started as a tinkerer and artist and was going to go into web design, until she took a computer science class with her brother. “I found it so much more interesting than what I was doing […]
USB sticks can have more than bad stuff on the flash portion of the drive, the firmware can be tweaked to emulate a keyboard as a Hardware Input Device (HID). Wonderhowto.com has a walkthrough showing how easy it is. Hackaday has a great explanation of why plugging random USB devices into your computer can lead […]
Via Whiteboard Wednesday: How to Implement A Phishing Awareness Training Plan in 5 Steps: In this tutorial you’ll learn: Where to start when implementing a phishing awareness training program Which aspects of phishing warrant user training How to conduct phishing simulation tests What an ongoing training program looks like How to baseline and measure training […]
Christian Hamer is CISO at Harvard University. Michael, Paul, and Christian talk skills, climbing the career ladder, and being a good person.
Full details at: https://www.kitploit.com/2017/12/ghostinthenet-ultimate-network.html How it works The basic and primary network protocol is ARP for IPv4 and NDP (ICMPv6) for IPv6, located in the link and network layer, provides main connectivity in a LAN. Despite its utility and simplicity, it has numerous vulnerabilities that can lead to a MITM attack and leak of confidentiality. Patching of such […]
Richard Bejtlich mapped out a ton of subjects and areas of study in cybersecurity. If you’re interested but don’t know what you want to do (or want to do something different), look around the map for interesting subjects and go from there. http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/2017/03/cybersecurity-domains-mind-map.html
Some good tips here that I’ll be implementing in my own .vimrc: https://dougblack.io/words/a-good-vimrc.html
Funfact: Microsoft doesn’t call it “advertising,” they call it “Show sync provider notifications.”
Reading post-mortems for fun and education: On January 31st 2017, we experienced a major service outage for one of our products, the online service GitLab.com. The outage was caused by an accidental removal of data from our primary database server.
One of my favorite interview questions is: Tell me of one mistake you made and what happened. Tell me of a second mistake. Tell me of a third. Often a prospect will have one or two readily available, but have to resort to bare honesty by the third. You can learn a lot about them from […]