Shodan and DOUBLEPULSAR / WannaCry

What is WannaCry? In March 2017, Microsoft issued the MS17-010 bulletin (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx) patching (and warning) of a broad set of vulnerabilities in many of its operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 10 and 2016. This vulnerability could be exploited via the DOUBLEPULSAR attack released by ShadowBrokers and supposedly attributed to the NSA. For more... Continue Reading →

Encrypt your emails

Sending financial, health and other sensitive information over the internet is like sending postcards in the snail mail. From the time you hit send to the time it is received in the other person's mailbox anyone can read your messages. Once in the email-provider mailbox (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Comcast...) they can read the email and... Continue Reading →

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Since my Imposter Syndrome Feelings talk at BSidesNOVA (video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls-dnpeKRR0) was 25 minutes, I had to remove some content from what I needed to present. One thing I omitted was the Dunning-Kruger Effect. A Summary David Dunning and Justin Kruger conducted a study of college students in 1999. They found that people "tend to hold... Continue Reading →

WhatsMyName Project

What Is It? I've created the WhatsMyName project on Github (https://github.com/WebBreacher/WhatsMyName) to help with #OSINT searches by using target user names. Here's how it works: We understand that people use the same username across multiple web sites. For example, I am "WebBreacher" on both the Github and BitBucket web sites. Some web sites make it... Continue Reading →

My 3 Favorite OSINT Videos

There are three quick and impactful videos that I like pointing people towards when they ask about how their personal data can be used against them. All are free on YouTube. Enjoy! Data to Go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YRs28yBYuI   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YRs28yBYuI Amazing mind reader reveals his 'gift' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pYHN9iC9I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pYHN9iC9I   See how easily freaks can take over your... Continue Reading →

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