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March 03, 2022
Fuzzing with Patrick Ventuzelo
In this episode of Security Headlines we deep dive into fuzzing with Patrick Ventuzelo. topics that we cover: being niched in cyber security patricks background, doing pentests on telecom networks, doing security research on the android kernel for the french DoD, reverse engineering, development Zero days in the android kernel choicing a target when fuzzing  blackbox and whitebox fuzzing fuzzing golang projects fuzzing rust projects setting up fuzzing enviroments webassembly security  fuzzing webassembly invalid web assembly opcodes the next generation of browser exploits javascript runtimes exploiting webassembly in the browser fuzzing blockchain applications how to write a fuzzer what to look for while fuzzing fuzzing javascript writing fuzzers in python ataris fuzzer for python code libfuzzer llvm analysing code repositories and finding bad patterns golang built in fuzzing(go-fuzz, fuzzing draft) fuzzing ethereum solidity smart contracts fuzz bench by google fuzzing the android kernel beacon fuzz reporting security bugs github security advisory favorite security conferences External links: telegram fuzzlab lab
October 24, 2021
Osint Special with Jay Townsend
In this episode of Security Headlines, we are joined by Jay Townsend who is  maintaining several infosec tools such as the harvester and discover. The harvester is a very popular tool for doing Osint analysis. Tune into this episode  as we deep dive into Osint, the opensource information gathering realms. In this episode we cover:   what is osint and how can we use it? discover, lee baird the harvester dnsrecon bash python backtrack wifi security, wep wifi pineapple, bash bunny, hack5 hack the box, try hack me, hack this sysadmin, ansible finding passwords in log files how to apply security hardenings, systemctl hardenings  running weekly security scans bug bounties penetration tests finding old applications in production burpsuit using the harvester  harvester in kali linux, parrotsec, blackarch and debian porting the harvester to python 3 screen-shooting websites with the harvester hidden features in the harvester fierce dns hacking dnsrecon how to perform osint analysis on yourself and others how to protect yourself against osint attacks using throw away email addresses how to use osint during penetration tests python development docker linux firmware, wifi drivers visual code  the latest windows exploits Links:
August 17, 2021
Security Headlines with Kolja Weber
In this episode of Security Headlines, Kolja Weber the creator of joins us.  In this episode we talk about: flokinet internet privacy german pirate party internet privacy laws Iceland starting an internet service provider running an internet service provider ipv4 addresses adoption of privacy friendly tools handling abuse requests  starting an internet service provider RIPE denial of service attacks mitigating denial of service attacks starting a privacy focused internet service provider DNS amplification attacks security free speech adoption of https, starttls and dkim external links:
January 19, 2021
ChalmersCTF with Michael Dubell
In this episode of Security Headlines, we are joined by Michael Dubell who co-founded Sweden's first student security   capture the flag team. What is capture the flag and how do you play it? How can you into hacking through the doors of playing   ctf's?  Michael started playing around with security as a teenager and the journey led him the capture the flag team, known   as "ChalmersCTF". Today, Michael is working with security during the day, and during the night he is developing the soon to    be released "bountrystrike"(which you can find on tool. Tune in as we talk about CTF, and a lot more! In this episode we cover:   halo one online wallhack war games hacking on forums hack this site over the wire chalmers   chalmers CTF how to start a "capture the flag" team   organizing capture the flag meetups beginner ctfs over the wire   the capture the flag scene in Sweden   over the wire   whitebox pentesting    bug bounties automating scanning and automating bug bounties vulnerability management    finding bugs in bug bounty programs      ## External links:   
December 17, 2020
Security Headlines with Antoine Jacoutot
In this episode of Security Headlines, we are joined by one of the minds behind the OpenBSD project, Antoine Jacoutot.  He is responsible   for porting over 300 packages into OpenBSD. He is also involved in syspatch which handles security binary upgrades for OpenBSD.   Tune in, as we talk about development, security, programming, OpenBSD and a lot more! ##  Topics that we cover:    OpenBSD's community opensource    rcctl   init systems   classic BSD background daemons in OpenBSD    OpenBSD desktops in the wild    companies running OpenBSD writing shellcode openup binary patches in OpenBSD How OpenBSD handle security issues how security binary patches are carried out.    syspatch  porting software to OpenBSD   Gnome on OpenBSD    OpenBSDs future with Amazon AWS sysmerge   submitting feature requests to OpenBSD   tmux  advice for first-time OpenBSD users      ## External links:    
December 04, 2020
DynaGuard Special
In this episode of Security Headlines, we are joined by a great mind in the   memory security space. A spark was created when Theofilos peaked    into the realms of security. So he packed his bag and got to the next plane to the US in order to deep-dive more into the security field during   his studies. He became fascinated by the world of writing exploits   and "smashing the stack" as we say in the hacking field.  He is a    brilliant guy when it comes to memory attack and he has co-written a    solution that solves the stack canary problem.    We had the chance to sit down with Theofilos Petsios and     get to hear his view on security, development and a lot more.   That you can tune into right here:   Stack canaries is a security mitigation technique that has been widely   adopted and you will find it in most systems today. But does it really work?   Topics that we touch upon in this episode:     Stack canaries    Address layer space randomization    Blind Return Oriented Programming (BROP)    Return Oriented Programming     Static code analysis     Rest in peace Andrea Bittau     security mitigations    Write Xor Execute(W^X)    Dynaguard    Where stack canaries fail and the operating systems approach to it.   hardening systems   where the future of security is going   CVE's over time    Memory corruption bugs    builtin security in the compilers     Security vs Overhead    Using memory in the Thread-local storage adoption of security mitigations    stack clash    Pin, Intel's dynamic binary instrumentation framework      Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency    whitepapers and Proof of concepts     Fuzzing     building better security tools     Cost vs benefit in the security field      Switching from userspace to kernel space mitigations    linters     secure codebases     formal verifications    "Stack canaries is just one little stone, one a the beach that keeps getting hit by big waves" External links
November 30, 2020
Security Headlines with Jonas Lejon
Jonas Lejon is an amazing mind in the Swedish security world. A    great entrepreneur, hacker, and security-expert!    We had the pleasure of talking with him in this episode of Security Headlines. he wanted to specialize in security so he packed his bag and headed over   to the capital city to work more in-dept with security.  He wanted to    go deeper and deeper, so spent his extra hours learning the assembly programming  and getting into the low-level brain of the computer system.  He managed   to land a job working for the Swedish version of NSA.   Jonas now runs his own company called "Triop" and has a lot of fun side   projects that we dig into. In this episode we also cover:     Micro blogging   building search engines  bloggz dot se Getting over 20K users within a few weeks Twitter in the early days   Building Sweden's biggest micro-blogging platform testing in production    WordPress Security    bug bounties Finding security holes in Zoom writing about encryption and security fuzzing Hacking Bluetooth     ISOC-SE the swedish top level domains .se and .nu  the internet in Sweden      beatboxing  pentesting    enumerating existing users based on validation time  updated, security by default systems    network logging    Programming    leaving python 2 Customizing Kali linux   Time-of-check to time-of-use attacks  writing exploits  ## External links:     
November 20, 2020
Security Headlines with Johan Rydberg Moller
In this episode of Security Headlines, we are joined by one of Gothenburg's security evangelist, Mr Johan Rydberg Moller. Johan is the cofounder of Gothenburg's own security conference *Security Fest*, sakerhetspodcasten - the first swedish security    podcast, hacker, explorer, and musician.  We get to hear the tale of how Johan got sucked into the world of hacking, that    has been his home for a lot of years now, as well as adventures with publicly disclosing security holes in some of    sweden's biggest websites.  This and a lot more in this episode of Security Headlines:    ## In this episode we cover:      learning web security when web security was a new thing Reporting security vulnerabilities.   life as a web developer.  finding security holes in the top 100 websites in Sweden.    PHP security cofounding assured starting the "security fest" conference    tattooing the conference logo starting the first Swedish security podcast pentesting gothenburg owasp web caching attacks ## External links    
November 13, 2020
Security Headlines with Eijah
In this episode we are Joined by the developer, hacker and Code Siren founder Eijah. We walk down a road of 2 hours of honest conversation about Development, Morals,     working with McAfee, Hacking, Motivation, Mental Health, Security and a lot more!  Eija, an advocate for privacy and individual rights, quit a well paid job at rockstar games to start on a     journey pursuing what he loved. He went on a journey with the goal of creating technology that    enhance personal liberty and freedom.  The journey has had its bumps in the road but he as continued   marching forward, despite various problems.  Today, Eijah runs a software company called CodeSiren. Working on revolutionary technology In this episode we cover:   hacker spirit, engineer, tinkerer C++, Java Max payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, grand theft auto 5 programming for the love of it game developer, Working at rockstar, life at rockstar life as a developer hacking blueray and finding the blueray device keys Large code bases, code maintenance, clean modular code your code is your documentation Xbox360 vs Playstation 3 The failures of VPN companies, selling people's private companies.   Drinking pints, in Edinburgh Starting and developing demonsaw file sharing privacy traffic obfuscation and traffic subterfuge, bypassing deep packet inspection great firewall of china Surveillance Privacy Cryptography Censorship John Mcafee Being a senior programmer "My greatness stems from not having achieved what I am here to achieve" - Eijah ## External links:      
November 06, 2020
Security Headlines with Johnny Xmas
In this episode of Security Headlines, we are joined by   the Hacker Johnny Xmas. Johnny is a very interesting character    with a lot of fun projects behind him.    Join us as we get to hear Johnny's stories as we deep dive  into this weeks episode of Security Headlines: ## Venmo After giving a talk about it and releasing software that made everyone   able to easily abuse this, Luckily venmo took action and limited the  amount of data avaliable. Johnny found a way to generate api keys with   just making a simple request to the  ## Bypassing Webb application firewalls    A lot of firewalls just focus on IP filtering which is a huge problem   when, in todays world it is really easy and cheap for a consumer    to aquire a large sets off ip addresses.   One provider of proxied ip addresses is Hola VPN that lets their free    users act as exit nodes that they sell using platforms such as luminate. Other people have adopted this approach but with mobile development toolkits.   ## Grimm     Johnny is currently working for the security engineering firm Grimm, a company known for its involvement in the ICS(Industrial control system) security work.   Currently working on developing  Grimm is currently hiring people, do you want to get paid to develop security training platforms ? then Grimm is the place for you! External links:,_Sleeper
October 30, 2020
Tokio special with Carl Lerche
In this podcast episode of Security Headlines: Carl Lerche, Rust developer and maintainer of the popular Rust programming library Tokio joins us. He walks us through what Rust and Tokio is, how companies are building their stacks with Rust. This and a lot more on this episode of Security Headlines! Carl heard about this new programming language called Rust and wanted to check it out. What started as a hobby project led Carl down the rust path and he now works for Amazon as a Rust developer! Helping Amazon build stable infrastructure. We get to hear the story of how Tokio got started and how the Rust programming language has changed over the years. Since a large chunk of Tokio code is focusing on making it easy for developers to write asynchronous functions. And be able to write fast code that does not get stuck and lets the data flow. But how does non-blocking code really work? What differs Rust from the programming language Golang is Golangs, adoption of green threads instead of using regular threads. Carl walks us through how this works and how Rust tackles this problem "the Rust way".    Do you want to build reliable network services with Rust? Then Tokio is something you should check out, try out the new 0.3 release here:        In this episode we also cover:    slowing down syscalls to protect against Spectre async syscalls with io-uring building high-performance systems with non-blocking sockets writing code without syscalls getting started with Tokio async operating system api's  how to start coding with tokio External links:
October 23, 2020
Security Headlines with HD Moore
HD is a very interesting character, founder of Metasploit, security researcher, phone phreak, ruby hacker and the founder of the company rumble! He joins us in this episode to tell us the story of Metasploit, making security research and internet scanning more accessible and normalized. HD picked up an interest in computers and the telephone system at an early age and spent his time reading ezines, 2600 and other magazines that talked about the force of technology and the creative exploring we know as hacking. The passion went from just making silly screen savers to starting to play with, the analog phone system. Phreaking away on the phone lines and using the knowledge to travel wherever he wanted, on the phone lines. In 2003, at the time where the internet still was young and the security research where kept in the dark. HD wanted to shine some light on this and instead of commercializing and building a proprietary product he created metasploit.  In order to make exploits easy to use and available for the business side and the hobbyist.   HD received a lot of push back for doing this. A lot of people did not want to make security tools and techniques   available for the wide majority to use.  They tried to get him fired, hares him and a lot more :/    This mob of angry people did not stop him from keep working at metasploit. Countless hours were spent porting    exploits to it. Making them easier to use and more accessible for everyone to use.     A couple of years later the metasploit project got bought up by the US-based company "rapid7"    which is home to several security related projects.    One of these interesting projects is Project Sonar. Project Sonar is continuously scanning and indexing    the entire internet.  Creating a huge map of every device on the internet that you can search on based on timestamps.    Like a modern-day time-machine for exploring devices on the internet.  This can be used for keeping track of    types of things, such as tracking Hillary Clinton's email server.      Exploring the internet on a larger scale like this of course does not come without finding a lot of interesting    things, HD tells us about the time he found a surgical robot that was being used for operating on people    with a publicly accessible web interface.   Luckily this was quickly reported and fixed!     Evolution is pushing innovation and scanning the entire internet, which was very hard to do a     while back is now not only cheap but can also be done in a couple of hours.     Today HD is the CEO of a company called Rumble, and has gone from exploring the public internet to    exploring the inner realms of intranets and internal networks. External links:    
October 17, 2020
CXsecurity with Maksymilian Arciemowicz
In this episode, we talk with Maksymilian Arciemowicz, security research     that has found bugs in a large chunk of systems, active in the security field    since 2005. He is the founder and maintainer of cxsecurity which is a website    that index and host security vulnerabilities for everyone.    Cxsecurity is home to a lot of exploits and security research, in this episode    we get to hear the story of how it got created by its founder Maksymilian!    One of these types of communities is a mailing list called bugtraq.    Maksymilian learned how to find security bugs thanks to that mailing list and   soon after finding his first couple of bugs he teamed up with a friend to start a     website called **. SecurityReason took the security research from the mailing list    and displayed it in a nice web interface.    The two founders wanted to go different ways, Maksymilian wanted the research to stay open and not     commercialize on it.    The website got shutdown and Maksymilian forked it into a new better version called! In nature, the power lays in the entity with the most muscles but on     the internet, the power is in the person with the most knowledge, the power comes   from the intellect. Whoever comes up with new ideas and is able to prove it wins     the intellectual battle, Maksymilian explains.    Since 2005 Maksymilian has been able to find security holes in:   * IPFilter in openbsd, which was used before they switched to    * Freebsd       * Magento    * Mac osx     * phpmyadmin     * PHP        * NetBSD         * Vsftpd        * apache       * Solaris         * Thunderbird        * Opera          * libc          and a lot more! We are super happy to have a true hacker spirit with us in this episode      on Security Headlines! In this episode, we cover topics such as:     How the security landscape has changed since 2005 and how easy it was     to hack back then.     Using regular expressions to make security research better and faster!     How to submit security exploits to software vendors.     CVE, lack of description        Stories from the heart of the security scene        Suricata and Artificial Intelligence       How to protect your systems.       Development and a lot more!       static code analyzer, he has written his own static code analyzer for PHP.    We of course sidetrack a bit into OpenBSD and when a person such as Maksymilian says:     *OpenBSD is the most secure operating system in the world*    We can just smile :)         External links:
October 09, 2020
Deep dive special
Summary:     In this podcast episode of Security Headlines our host talks with Kristaps Dzonsons, a long time OpenBSD user, writer of beautiful software and deep water diver. We cover a lot of software development, security, the BSD space and of course diving.     Security is something that is very hard, we are all human and mistakes happen. In 2014 at a EuroBSD conference, Kristaps gave a great talk about what we should think about when we want to produce safe code.     One of the things he highlights is that ideally, we should:     Write defensive code, use a team of code auditors, QA Use up-to-date, audited libraries with a history of attention to security use a language with formal underpinnings and proof of correctness run on systems supporting your defensive strategy And while we're at it, we might as well ride our unicorns to work. Unfortunately this workflow is not yet adopted.  But since the tools are getting smarter and smarter, more and more people are adopting fuzzing and the ecosystem is evolving. There is a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future!      One thing we can do to make our programs a bit safer is to look at each part of the program and ask ourselves, does this part really need privileges to do these things?   Luckily a great new innovation from OpenBSD comes riding in like a knight in shine armor, like a hero in a medieval movie. And its name is Pledge, pledge allows your program to easily predefined the access rights it needs and if it breaks the promise, the process dies. It's an easy to use way to approach the entire Mandatory Access Control swamp...       Pledge Originally implemented as Tame in OpenBSD, but rebranded as Pledge in OpenBSD's 5.9 release. Pledge makes security a lot easier for the developer!  If you want a function you have to only have the privileges of being able to open files or something similar. Pledge makes it super-easy for you as a developer to in 3 lines of code, in order to only allow a function to do what its suppose to do and nothing more, so when attackers come and manipulate your function to do other things, Pledge comes riding in and kills the process, no questions asked! Kristaps has implemented both Tame and Pledge into production and we get to hear his advice on how to do it. Pledge adoption is growing and growing, and you can use it with a large number of programming languages.  Just search for pledge and the programming language of your choice and someone has most likely made a library for it. External links:
October 02, 2020
Security Headlines with Mischa Peters
Summary:    In this podcast episode, we interview Mischa Peters which is a long time    BSD user with a background in the world of data centers and ISP's.      One of his latest projects is OpenBSD Amsterdam which is a pure-hearted    OpenBSD virtual machine hosting provider.  That is running 100% OpenBSD,    it's even using OpenBSD's own hypervisor.  We deep dive into    OpenBSD Amsterdam, scripting with ssh, awk, and the basic tools, BSD, Hack-tic and     a lot more!     OpenBSD Amsterdam is one of the many interesting projects in the BSD space.    Being a pure hearted OpenBSD virtual machine provider.  The project launched as a hobby project by    Mischa Peters in 2018 and the first month already 40 people where interested in spinning up a virtual machine    with OpenBSD Amsterdam.    What makes it special is that it runs OpenBSD own Hypervisor, unlike the majority of hosting platforms that   run qemu/kvm or Xen.      So what you get is an OpenBSD virtual machine running on OpenBSD host. So it's OpenBSD all the way.     Mischa started playing around with this new hypervisor project for fun and wanted to do something    bigger with it, Having a background running servers in datacenters as well as running his on internet service   provider(High5) which he started in 1999. In this episode, we also get to know how it was to work for Xs4all in the 1990'ies. Xs4all is a Dutch internet   service provider that came out of the *Hack-tic* scene.    Which was a Dutch hacking community and magazine that where active between 1989 and 1994.     This scene has been very active, creating conferences, being a voice      for internet activism, suing the Church of Scientology and much more.      Mischa, like many others, got introduced to SunOS Unix systems in school and went deeper and deeper into the    Unix based rabbit hole. He ended up running Redhat and then found the wonderful world of BSD and    was liberated from Linux through the adoption of FreeBSD.      Mischa is the kind of person that handles the juggle between multiple projects demanding projects, a    day job, a family with kids, a much more.     We also talk about performing automated package management    on OpenBSD, doing kernel upgrades, and automating things with simple command-line scripting.    Sometimes Ansible is just a mess and the same thing can be done simpler with just a for loop    some ssh and some basic command line hacking.    Thanks to the OpenBSD Amsterdam project, a large chunk of cash has been donated to the OpenBSD    foundation which helps the development of OpenBSD moving further.      But most important: It's helping the adoption of OpenBSD!   Do you want to learn BSD?  Host your own email?  Setup Wireguard?    Then OpenBSD Amsterdam is a good start for you.  External links:
September 25, 2020
Curl special with Daniel Stenberg
In this episode of Security Headlines, we jump into curl with    its founder and maintainer Daniel Stenberg.    We talk security, CI systems, creation of curl, Fuzzing, IRC bots and a lot more!   Few software developers never even get near to having one    of their projects being picked up by a larger community.    A project that started as a currency plugin to an IRC bot.   Spun off and ended up becoming bigger and bigger resulting in being  adopted by over 10 billion devices.  Well, this project is called    curl!  Curl is known to be the stable swizz army knife that can   be used for making various types of transfer requests.   Need to download a file? Curl is here for you         Need to test a socks5 proxy? Curl is here for you   Need to download an ezine over Gopher? Curl is here for you      Need to test a unix socket? Curl is here for you      In this episode of Security Headlines, we are joined by Daniel    Stenberg who is the founder and maintainer of Curl.    He has even been awarded a gold medal by the Swedish king for    his work with Curl.     External links:     
September 18, 2020
A FreeNAS special with Olivier Cochard-Labbé
In this episode, we are all about FreeNas, the world's largest NAS system, running FreeBSD as its base.   The founder of FreeNas Olivier joins us, walking us throw how FreeNas started and how the system    has grown since its start in 2005. The conversation takes us through the jungle of FreeNas and we end up landing in Netflix's land of FreeBSD adoption and Olivier's latest project the BSD router project.     Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Security Headlines.   We are back with another episode in the BSD theme episode!    In this podcast episode, we are talking about FreeNAS, the worlds biggest Network-attached storage(NAS)     operating system.    And we of course have the founder of FreeNAS with us, Olivier Cochard-Labbé!     Olivier started FreeNAS in 2005, with not a lot of knowledge on how to do it but with a determintation    of creating a multimedia system that he could use.     He wanted something small so he tried to compile    [busybox]( but failed, he kept on trying and ran into FreeBSD!    He named the system FreeNAS and the first month he was able to get a bit over a thousand downloads, which  is very impressive for a new project.     The project grow and grow and it attracted a big community taking up to much of Olivier's time.    This became harder and harder, Especially when you have a family and a full-time    job and other hobbies to attend.    Olivier was getting more and more to do as the project became bigger.  One particular example of this    that he brings up is a security bug that was very severe and of course filed on a Friday.  The security hole was a critical one, FreeNAS allowed root console access from the web interface    without requiring authentication.       The company *iXsystems* offered to allocate some developers to work on FreeNAS and Olivier    handed over the FreeNAS project to them with the requirement that it shall remain free and opensource!       Olivier is currently working for Netflix, helping them stream movies to the world using     the raw power from the FreeBSD operating system that runs Netflix's Content Delivery Network.    Join us as we jump into the wonders of FreeNAS, the BSD router project, and a lot more! External links:    
September 11, 2020
Security Headlines bubblewrap podcast special
In modern stacks, a large chunk of applications run in container environments    such as docker and systemd-nspawn.  However, these applications are not built for security.    The security community has proven it again and again that privilege escalation attacks    are very serious with attacks such as Dirty Cow and CVE-2016-3135.    A way to tackle the problems of running applications with a low privilege user without    that application being able to interact with other running applications is to use *user namespaces*.       Using user namespaces you can hide process id's to the applications and provide a more sandboxed environment.       Alex wanted to the distribution of multiplatform applications easy  which led him to sandboxing and namespaces, today he    maintains the "chroot on steroids" project *bubblewrap* which is a sandbox platform for running     sandboxed applications in different namespaces.     Alex is also a long time user of Linux, with 20 years working for Redhat.    He started to code on the commodore 64 and has been a developer ever since. In school he   got introduced to Solaris and jumped deeper and deeper into Linux rabbit hole.    Working on Linux allows Alex to work from home in the suburbs of Stockholm   and work on programs that get used by a global user base. In this episode, we talk about how it has been to work on sandboxed    desktop applications and how flatpak has grown.     So far there a has been a handful of different CVE's for bubblewrap  that we talk about. Flatpak has gotten bigger and bigger and "flathub" has come to see the light , flathub is a place where all Linux users can get sandboxed desktop applications. Flathub is running on a stable Rust backend, Alex picked Rust to be the backend as one of his first larger Rust projects.   We of course talk about how Rust is becoming more part of our daily lives   as more and more applications are being ported to it, like librsvg journey from being written in C to now being a rust code base, as well as libraries   being written in Rust.   If you are maintaining an application with a graphical user interface and you target  an audience that is running Linux on the desktop, we recommend    that you get your application on flathub.    Here is a guide on how you can do that: This podcast was made possible with running zoom with flatpak:    $ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub    $ flatpak install flathub us.zoom.Zoom  $ flatpak run us.zoom.Zoom External links:       
August 31, 2020
A tarsnap Special with Colin Percival
Tarsnap is a backup service running with the slogan "Online backups for the truly paranoid".    The service has well earned its slogan as a secure backup option.    Created in 2006 by at the time FreeBSD's security officer Dr. Colin Percival, who was responsible for FreeBSD's security advisory.    Colin is not only a successful entrepreneur but also a dedicated FreeBSD user.    Colin has been getting his hands dirty with FreeBSD in the late 1990'ies when the firewall in his family house    running openbsd crashed due to disk failure. After changing the disk he did not manage to    figure out how to install OpenBSD so he went with FreeBSD.   While studying for his doctrine, he got concern    about security, that led him to use freebsd where he later jumped on as FreeBSD security officer.    Being the FreeBSD's security officer gave him knowledge of security holes before anyone else did and    he needed a secure backup solution for storing his files.   After some head scratching, he decided to    go the startup route and create his own backup solution. After getting several user requests about having   password-protected key storage, Collin created Tarsnap's secure cryptographical solution for  protecting keys called "Scrypt", which later got picked up by several opensource  projects such as the cryptocurrency project Litecoin.     Colin is a very intelligent and trustworthy person, to improve security when connecting    and staying connected between machines he creates spiped. Adding a layer of safety on top of just using regular    ssh, to mitigate attacks and weaknesses caused by OpenSSL.    Because scrypt has a heavy resource need, making it hard for attackers to crack, it became a more secure alternative then the standard hash functions we use in modern systems such as sha1 and md5.    The project started to growth and it was soon adopted by various larger companies    such as stripe.   If you are interested in finding and submitting bugs in Tarsnaps own code base, Colin has put up a Bug bounty rewarding the people that find all kinds of bugs in the code base, a fun fact is that a majority of the security bugs    that gets submitted is not found by security researchers looking for holes but by average developers looking at    the functions in the code.   Today Tarsnap runs on a large set of different systems by a diverse crowd, providing secure storage of    data thanks to its stable code base and amazon s3.   Colin also donates Tarsnap's December profit to the opensource community sponsoring the FreeBSD foundation, the EuroBSD   conference, the bsdcan conference, bsdnow podcast and several other projects.    We are super happy to have Colin as a guest on Security Headlines! External links:    Stay up to date at:
August 25, 2020
Dpaste special
In this episode of our Podcast *Security Headlines* we are joined by    dpaste dot com's founder and creator Paul Bissex. Dpaste is a pastebin service created in 2006 as Paul's first Django    project.  The website has been running stable ever since, growing more and more    as time goes by resulting in being Django's default paste service.   Paul learned computer programming by copying programs from computer    magazines, he then moved on to creating games and selling them by mail   as many did in the earlier days of personal computing.     Ever since then Paul kept the interests of development and    innovative problem-solving.    As an active community member in various irc channels on Freenode, he    quickly joined the django irc channel in the projects' early days.     And he has happily been running Django ever since.      Today Paul works with a startup accelerator where he gets to     help startup companies develop beta and alpha products using Django!    Thanks to python, being easy to learn and deploy, Django is     a perfect choice for beginners that want to quickly put an application   online.    We got to hear Pauls story on why he created dpaste and how the Django    community has been growing over the years.     Some important key points that we talked about:   *  Running python in production    *  The start of django    *  The success of django    *  Upgrading Python2 to Python3     *  Keeping track of python dependencies     *  Going from php to python   *  Working with django    *  Early 2000 webb development    *  Python's community  *  Pyramid, soap,  *  Django released in 2005      *  Importance of documentation    *  Niklaus Wirth     *  modula 2    *  trs 80, 8 bit computing   *  Django's culture   *  Liberation from php  *  Serving 40 million requests a day with django    *  The freenode community    *  Blacklisting django spam    *  Caching web apps       *  Python Virtualenv    Get comfortable and give listen to Security Headlines dpaste special External links:  
August 20, 2020
Security Headlines with Klondike
Francisco "Klondike" Blas Izquierdo Riera is a security researcher from Spain.  In the last couple of years, he has been spending in Gothenburg Sweden, working in the security field and doing research. He has done amazing research in the cryptography and security field,Klondike is currently researching    with the Resilient Internet of Things Project and we are happy to have him on Security Headlines! In this episode we cover: How klondike got in to the security field Gentoo  Getting in to Gentoo Installing Gentoo linux manually How to install Gentoo linux Gentoo linux for beginners.  hardend gentoo GRSEC patches Manditory access control Security Capture the flag Lan party Internet of things IoT password security Rolling release nftables vs iptables Cryptography WannaCry Ransomeware ChaCha20 Malware developers Chalmers Sec-t Petya Malware Vault 7 Safe cryptography  libsodium Easy to use, clear api and cross platform best practices Breaking Petyas encryption with pen and paper Running gentoo in production Quantum Cryptography Breaking Bitcoin Swedish military Cryptography  Shamir's Secret Sharing Future of cryptography Hackerspaces Gentoo in production   libressl Links worth checking out:
July 15, 2020
Fuzzing Rust with Shnatsel
Fuzzing Rust with Shnatsel In this fresh episode of Security headlines we interview Shnatsel about rust fuzzing, we jump in the rabbit holes of Rust and fuzzing and explore the magical world. In this episode we cover: Fuzzing in rust i side track to openbsd ofc we talk about internal builds using clippy to inform people about best practices clippy in Rust CI systems Rust in enterprise systems linting in rust the cargo build system security exploits rebuilding binaries cloud binaries cargo rfc cargo fuzz AFL/american fuzzyloop, hongfuzz, libfuzzer binaries dependencies in rust finding zero days unmaintained code in production versions in binaries auditing binaries finding bugs in rust, C and C++ code claiming CVEs address sanitizer going beyond address sanitizer to find use after free/Use of uninitialized memory bugs binary parser angola fuzzer memory sanitizer finding new and interesting bugs in your codebase rust sub reddit libdfuzz External links:
July 10, 2020
Second Episode!
In this episode of security headlines the following vulnerabilities are mentioned: For wordpress: WordPress Aviary Image Editor Add-On For Gravity Forms Plugins 3.0 Beta R7 CSRF Shell Upload Vulnerability                               Wordpress Plugin Contact Form Builder 1.6.1 - Cross-Site Scripting  Wordpress Plugin PicUploader 1.0 - Remote File Upload       WordPress StatTraq 1.3.0 SQL Injection                      WordPress WP Forms Cross Site Scripting              WordPress WPForms 1.5.9 Cross Site Scripting            Tor: Medium CVE-2020-10592: Torproject TOR Medium CVE-2020-10593: Torproject TOR  TROVE-2020-002 TROVE-2020-004 remotely triggerable memory leak on relays and clients Causing denial of service Sharepoint: SharePoint Workflows XOML Injection which is now a metasploit module Joomla: Joomla GMapFP 3.30 Arbitrary File Upload             Joomla HDWPlayer 4.2 SQL Injection                   Joomla! com_hdwplayer 4.2 search.php SQL Injection    Jenkins: jenkins-2-plugins: Execute arbitrary code commands   openshift/jenkins-plugin: Deserialization in snakeyaml YAML() objects allowed for remote code execution (CVE-2020-2167) Weechat: Medium CVE-2020-9759: Weechat Weechat  Medium CVE-2020-9760: Weechat Weechat One crash and one buffer overflow based on nick prefixes. SCADA:                                     New scada vulnerability affecting Schneider Electric IGSS SCADA Software                                    http/3 QUIC vuln: Specially formatted HTTP/3 messages may cause the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM) to produce a core file. (CVE-2020-5859) Check us out at:              
April 01, 2020
First episode
Security Headlines is a podcast about the latest    security vulnerabilities with in the cyber security field.    So if your interested about the latest security    holes nomather if you are a tech savy penetration tester,    a devops person, a programmer or just generally interested     in the latest technology security news.    Security headlines is here for you! In this episode the following security vulnerabilities are mentioned: FreeBSD -- TCP IPv6 SYN cache kernel information disclosure py-bleach XSS An xss has been found in the python HTML sanitizing library "bleach". its a more advanced version of  Django’s urlize library. CVE-2020-3950 VMware Fusion EoP PoC by @0xm1rch| privledge escalation exploit A privledge escalation exploit has been published for VMware Fusion, vmware fusion the virtual machines for mac osx New IMCE Dir Exploit for Hacking Drupal Websites IMCE which is a file manager for drupal that allows for uploading files, someone has published a google dork and a poc exploit for this. ESB-2020.0938 - [Debian] webkit2gtk: Execute arbitrary code commands - Remote unauthenticated The following vulnerability has been discovered in the webkit2gtk web engine: CVE-2020-10018    Sudhakar Verma, Ashfaq Ansari and Siddhant Badhe discovered that    processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary    code execution. FreeBSD -- Kernel memory disclosure with nested jails 2020-03-19 20:34:5 A superuser inside a jail can create a jail and may be able to read and take advantage of exposed kernel memory, so please update your freebsd jails CVE-2020-7606 (docker-compose-remote-api) 2020-03-17 23:07:15 docker-compose-remote-api is a Connection interface between docker-compose and the Docker Remote API. the variable name serviceName can be manipulated due to a inproper validation, by a third party which can cause code execution You find us at:
March 20, 2020