Risky Business

Risky Business #332 -- Evading IDS with Multipath TCP

August 1, 2014 -- In this week's feature interview we're chat with Catherine Pearce of Neohapsis about some research she'll be presenting at BlackHat next week with her colleague Patrick Thomas. They're doing a talk all about Multipath TCP, and yes, it's exactly what it sounds like and yes, it's great for doing stuff like IDS evasion and confusing firewalls.

Risky Business #331 -- The Tails bug that wasn't, the Tor talk that isn't

July 25, 2014 -- Earlier this week Twitter was abuzz with talk of a serious bug in the Tails live OS, a bootable on-a-DVD or USB device OS used by pro-democracy activists. And by pro democracy activists I mean, you know, potheads buying a few ounces on Silk Road, but whatever...

Well according to the Twitters there was a Tails bug that was going to be a big deal... right? Riiight? Well, maybe not.

The Grugq joins the show to discuss that, and the pulling of a scheduled BlackHat talk on Tor.

Risky Business #330 -- Setting the infosec agenda

July 18, 2014 -- On this week's show we're chatting with infosec journalist turned PR strategist Elinor Mills. For eight years Elinor wrote about security for CNet News.com, before joining Bateman group as a content and media strategist in 2012.

We're chatting with Elinor about how the infosec media agenda is set. Do massive advertising, marketing and PR budgets give disproportionate media influence to companies that don't deserve it? Drum roll please... yup. Yes. Yes they do. But we'll chat to Elinor about that after the news.

Risky Business #329 -- BitCoins ARE money, Snowden seeks Russia stay

July 11, 2014 -- There is no feature interview in this week's show. If you tuned in last week you would have heard HD Moore and I talking about a project called Invisible.im. Well, we launched a FAQ and the Internet liked it... the Internet *really* liked it... so I've spent much of the week working on invisible.im. There's some really cool stuff happening there that I can't really talk about yet, but I can say the project has picked up a lot of interest.

There's some very cool stuff happening and I'll be able to talk more about it soon.

Risky Business #328 -- HD Moore talks massive scanning and invisible.im

July 4, 2014 -- This week's show is brought to you by Rapid7, big, big thanks to them.

This week's sponsor interview is with Rapid7's Chief Research Officer HD Moore. But you know what? One interview with HD just isn't enough, is it? So he's also joining us in the feature segment to discuss a project I'm putting together called Invisible.im.

Risky Business #327 -- PayPal grounded by Flight Mode

June 27, 2014 -- On this week's show we're chatting with Zach Lanier of Duo Security about some work he did on bypassing PayPal's two-factor authentication. In short, PayPal's implementation had an absolute clanger of a logic bug in it that these guys were able to find. The secret sauce to the attack? Flight mode! No joke.

Risky Business #326 -- Code Spaces, Nokia blackmailed in hacks

June 20, 2014 -- On this week's show we have a quick chat with The Register's Darren Pauli about XP still being bloody everywhere. You'd think organisations out there would realise how absolutely crackheaded it is to keep running XP since support ended, but nope... Even the police are happily chugging away on perennially vulnerable boxes. Great.

This week's show is brought to you by BugCrowd: outsourced bug bounty programs.

Risky Business #325 -- China's old stuff more popular than its new stuff

June 13, 2014 -- In this week's show we chat to The Grugq about the Chinese cyber espionage campaign unmasking that has no one talking. Unlike the unit 61398 report from Mandiant last February, CrowdStrike's unit 61486 report has really fallen flat.

Risky Business #324 -- More SSL bugs, plus a chat with Andy Greenberg

June 6, 2014 -- In this week's show we're joined by Wired journalist Andy Greenberg to chat about one of his areas of interest and coverage -- underground markets and crypto currencies. We also chat to Andy about his views on post-Wikileaks leaking. Why did Snowden go to Glenn Greenwald instead of Wikileaks and what does that tell us about Wikileaks' founding philosophy?

Tune in to hear all about it.

In this week's sponsor interview we chat with Julian Fay, CTO of Senetas.

Risky Business #323 -- Sabu, TrueCrypt march into history?

May 29, 2014 -- On this week's show we've got a great interview with Micah Lee. He works for The Intercept, the publication Glenn Greenwald set up to report on the Snowden leaks. He's developed a very simple file transfer tool for ToR called Onionshare. It's a very simple utility that has a bunch of interesting applications.

This week's show is brought to you by Rapid7, thanks a bunch to the guys and gals there. Rapid7's Lee Weiner drops in to talk about how we lock down corporate security in a world where most of your users re-use their VPN passwords on every website they ever join.