2018-018-Jack Rhysider, Cryptowars of the 90s, OSINT techniques, and hacking MMOs


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Jack Rhysider

Ok I think these topics should keep us busy for a while. Topics for discussion:

  1. Do hospitals have a free pass when being attacked? #OPJUSTINA
    1. https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/04/28/anonymous-takes-on-boston-childrens-hospital-in-opjustina/
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFVBz_ATAlU - when anonymous attacks your hospital

  1. The oldest known vulnerability is still a big problem. Default passwords. Why haven't we fixed this yet?
    1. https://www.rapid7.com/db/vulnerabilities/telnet-default-account-admin-password-password
    2. http://census2012.sourceforge.net/paper.html

  1. In the 90's strong crypto was illegal online.
    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Encryption_Standard
    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EFF_DES_cracker

  1. The NSA scrapes social media and regular OSINT techniques to figure out how to best attack a network.
  2. Manfred made a living hacking MMORPGs for the last 20 years. And he tried to do it as ethically as possible.
  3. When a single CA is breached, it breaks the security for the whole internet.
  4. Toy companies aren't securing children data
  5. What are options when you find a major security flaw in a home router but the vendor refuses to acknowledge it much less fix it? And there's no bug bounty.

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