Risky Business

Risky Business #346 -- Haters gonna hate, Americans gonna 'muric

November 21, 2014 -- On this week's show we're chatting with Peter Fillmore about payment card security. He was able to clone a contactless card and use it to do his shopping here in Australia -- this is something you shouldn't be able to do. So the question becomes, how can the USA, which is taking tentative steps towards chip cards, avoid some of the mistakes made in more advanced markets like ours?

We also find out chip-enabled ATMs pass card data through the chip reader straight into a parser running on the main ATM OS... which, yeah... That's pretty bad.

Risky Business #345 -- Advanced sock puppetry and news website manipulation

November 13, 2014 -- On this week's show we're taking a look at how you -- YES YOU -- can game online media. Find out how you can make comments on major news sites just disappear with one line of bash! Find out how you can drive a cupcake recipe into the "most popular" stories box on the world's major news sites!

That's a chat with Azhar Desai of Thinkst and it's this week's feature.

Risky Business #344 -- Super Mario Cisco adventures

November 7, 2014 -- On this week's show we're chatting with Alec Stuart Muirk about some of his research into Cisco appliance security. That interview is not so much a blow by blow of the bugs he found, which were pretty devastating by the way, but more about how accessibility is a major hurdle when researching various bits of kit.

As you'll hear, many security vendors are starting to release their kit as VMs, which means researchers will be more likely to poke at them. Does that mean more boneheaded bugs like the stuff he found? Well, probably.

Risky Business #343 -- Special news guest HD Moore

October 30, 2014 -- HD Moore is filling in for Adam Boileau in the news seat this week. In the news segment we chat about Facebook's OSquery tool, chip and pin relay attacks, Russian and Chinese haxx and more. You can find links to all the items discussed in this week's show notes.

Risky Business #342 -- The NSA Playset, cloud woes and more!

October 24, 2014 -- Despite some technical challenges we have a great show for you all this week. We'll be chatting with Mike Ryan of iSec Partners and his pal, independent hardware hacker Joe Fitzpatrick, all about the NSA Playset! It's a hobbyist project that aims to recreate all the awesome tools in the leaked NSA ANT catalogue. Such fun!

We'll also be hearing a tale of cloud woe from the trenches of enterprise IT. A friend of the show had his entire global email infrastructure pulled offline by Symantec with what he says was inadequate warning. And he might just have a point there. Have a listen to the interview and make your own mind up.

Risky Business #341 -- Beware of the poodle

October 16, 2014 -- In this week's show we're chatting with Matt Solnik of Accuvant Labs about his stellar presentation at Breakpoint last week. In this interview he describes how he can leverage crappy carrier management client software into full remote compromise attacks against most smartphones, including fully patched iOS8 and Android. It's savage stuff and if you work in telcoland you'd be nuts to miss it.

Risky Business #340 -- BPX droppin' iOS8 remote jailbreaks like it "ain't no thang"

October 9, 2014 -- This week's show was recorded on site at the Ruxcon Breakpoint conference in Melbourne. There have been a handful of absolute jaw-droppers among the presentations here, including a demo showcasing remote code exec against *most* mobile devices, including fully patched iOS8.

Risky Business #339 -- Neel Mehta on Heartbleed, Shellshock

October 3, 2014 -- On this week's show we're chatting with Neel Mehta, a security researcher with Google. Neel is best known for finding the Heartbleed bug, and he joins us this week to talk about Heartbleed, ShellShock, the security of SSL stacks and where he expects vuln research to go in the future.

Funnily enough this is Neel's first interview about Heartbleed, so I guess we can call this a scoop!

Risky Business #338 -- BASHPOCALYPSE 2014

September 26, 2014 -- In addition to covering the end of the world, this week's Risky Business features Don Bailey of Lab Mouse Security on his excellent IoT blog post, written largely in response to a Daily Dave post by Dave Aitel on so-called "junk hacking".

Risky Business #337 -- The Grugq and John Brooks on invisible.im and Ricochet

September 19, 2014 -- In this week's show we chat with The Grugq about the latest invisible.im announcement and we'll also meet the creator of the Ricochet anonymous messenger software, John Brooks.