Episode 216 – Security didn’t find life on Venus

Josh and Kurt talk about how we talk about what we do in the context of life on Venus. We didn’t really discover life on Venus, we discovered a gas that could be created by life on Venus. The world didn’t hear that though. We have a similar communication problem in security. How often are your words misunderstood?Continue reading “Episode 216 – Security didn’t find life on Venus”

Episode 215 – Real security is boring

Josh and Kurt talk about attacking open source. How serious is the threat of developers being targeted or a git repo being watched for secret security fixes? The reality of it all is there are many layers in a security journey, the most important things you can do are also the least exciting. Show NotesContinue reading “Episode 215 – Real security is boring”

Episode 213 – Security Signals: What are you telling the world

Josh and Kurt talk about how your actions can tell the world if you actually take security seriously. We frame the discussion in the context of Slack paying a very low bug bounty and discover some ways we can look at Slack and decide if they do indeed take our security very seriously. Show Notes Reddit carbon monoxide PartContinue reading “Episode 213 – Security Signals: What are you telling the world”

2020 CWE Top 25 I mean 10 or maybe 4.5

A few days ago I ran across this report from MITRE. It’s titled “2020 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Weaknesses”. I found the report lacking the sort of details I was hoping for, so I’m going rogue and adding those details myself because it’s a topic I care about and I like seeing conclusions.Continue reading “2020 CWE Top 25 I mean 10 or maybe 4.5”

Episode 211 – The only thing harder than signing files is managing users

Josh and Kurt talk about the Microsoft 2 year old signature bug and GitLab no longer processing MFA resets for free users. Signing things is hard, but trying to manage users and infrastructure at scale is even harder. Show Notes Microsoft signed jar bug GitLab Support is no longer processing MFA resets for free users Someone Is HijackingContinue reading “Episode 211 – The only thing harder than signing files is managing users”