Tag: DefCon

Highlights from DEFCON 26 – CF047

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim get together to talk about the highlights from DEFCON 26. We dive deep into how voicemails and SMS-unlocks are being used to bypass two-factor authentication on common technology platforms — and how simple attack surfaces are exploited to turn the old tech of voicemails into eye-candy for attackers. We also review the hardware and application based mechanisms used to avoid some of these commonly exploited vectors.

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DEFCON 2017 Recap and Macbook Wizardry – CF039

This week on Cyber Frontiers Christian and Jim recap some of the highlights from the DEFCON security conference. We discuss the overall statistics from this year’s conference, and call out a few defining characteristics for DEFCON’s 25th anniversary.   We also discuss the legal drama surrounding Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTech, who has been lauded as the security researcher behind stopping the WannaCry ransomware while also facing federal charges for being the mastermind behind the Kronos malware. We also veer off into discussing making a legacy Macbook come into the modern world with a fresh Linux machine for casual use or as

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DEFCON 24 – CF031

Listen Mobile: Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future Through an Academic Perspective!   Christian Johnson, a student at the University of Maryland will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) – https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewContentsUserReviews?id=857124890&type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe You can contact us via email at jim@theaverageguy.tv Full show notes and video at http://theAverageGuy.tv/cf031 This week on Cyber Frontiers

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John Nye Returns from DefCon and Black Hat, UEFI and Windows 8 – HGG180

John Nye from http://endisnye.com (https://twitter.com/EndisNye_com) and Christian Johnson (https://twitter.com/TheWizBM) joins Jim (https://twitter.com/jcollison) for show #180 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of http://thegeeksnetwork.com/ community. Support the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund: https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at http://theAverageGuy.tv/subscribe Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live or call in your questions or comments to be played on the show at (402) 478-8450 Listen Mobile:     Home Server Show Meetup in Indy – Sep 20 – register  – http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/7748-meetup-2014-registration-and-info/

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