Downclimb

2015.02.06

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Downclimb: Summit Route's Weekly Infosec News Recap
2015.01.30 – 2015.02.06: https://SummitRoute.com

Quotes

"Attribution is a blame game. It’s not about who did it, but who is best to blame. Ambulance chasing lawyers sue whoever has the most money, not who is most responsible. I point this out because while the U.S. "attributes" the Sony hack to North Korea, this doesn't mean North Korea did the attack." Robert Graham

Top stories

Security vulnerabilities in BMW's ConnectedDrive

This is real car hacking. The author reversed the controller, extracted the cars keys in order to decrypt messages and then built a base station to unlock via SMS.

Newspaper news

Publications and Conference materials

Tools

  • Shellcheck: Analyzes shell scripts and detects possible problems along with identifying solutions.
  • SecurityHeaders.io: If you provide a domain name to this site, it will check that it's HTTP headers identify the correct security settings.
  • explainshell.com: Shows what each part of a linux command means, including the different arguments.
  • .bashrc PS1 generator: Drag and drop the components you want to see on your command prompt

Other news