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On this week’s program:
SPECIAL DEFCON17 Coverage From Las Vegas
* Is YOUR tax return sitting out there on the Internet? Maybe not yours, but Larry Pesce tells us about the tax returns — and the other stuff he found without much effort.
* Breaching the new “personal WiFi” hot spots, is it child’s play? We’ll find out…. On a special Tales From The Dark Web segment … with David Maynor from Errata Security.
* Our take on the DefCon news.
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Show Notes for Episode 64 of the Data Security Podcast
* Conversation: Ira talks with Larry Pesce, of PaulDotCom, about the downright scary information he easily found while sifting through a file sharing network.
* Tales From The Dark Web: Ira talks with David Maynor of Errata Security about the security threats associated with personal WiFi devices. The photo below is of David:
David Maynor holding the Clear personal WiFi device (left) and the Verizon/MiFi personal Wifi device (right)
* From the News: SSL Certificates Trust attack; Mike Sussman from Intrepidusgroup.com.
*From the News: Cross Site Request Forgery attacks; Mike Bailey’s from skeptikal.org.
*From the News: Justin Samuel from the RequestPolicy.com Firefox plug-in team.
*From the News: Tony Flick from Fyrmassociates.com on the electric smart grid security threats.
* Wrap: DIFRWear.com RFID protection products
Michael Aiello, CEO of DIFRWear RFID Protection
* Wrap: BumpMyLock.com, locks, lock penetration testing supplies, and how to bump open a lock:
BumpMyLock Booth at DefCon17
In the Lockpicking Village, Selestius tries to pick her way out of a set of handcuffs. Although the photo is blurry, there is a very slim, long, lockpick in Selestius’ right hand:
Hacking Session Floor Space
Some sessions got so crowded, there was no where to sit. Sometimes the side isle standing room would fill up. Due to fire rules, sitting on the floor of the center isle was a hazard. Faced with not getting to see a hot session, Thomas from LA thought of an original floor hack: He bought a small, $10 folding camping chair. He pulled it next to a hotel chair, and got a seat in the center isle of every crowded session! Thomas tells the Data Security Podcast that the “Goons” (DefCon staff) appreciated his innovative approach to crowded sessions.
Hacking Floor Space