7MS #157: Infosec News and Links Roundup
Tim Tomes is teaching PWAPT - Practical Webapp Pentesting in SC and Boston soon. Keep an eye on his training page or Twitter account. I attended PWAPT (listen to episodes #107 and #108) and it was worth every penny.
Apple is fighting the FBI's request for backdooring a phone associated with the mass shooting in San Bernardino. Troy Hunt's article gives you a thorough breakdown, and you should also check out a technical explanation of how Apple can comply with the order, and Apple's letter to customers.
Apple fixes the pesky error 53 that disabled some iPhones recently. The peasants rejoice!
You definitely should not set your iDevice to January 1, 1970 unless you want to have a very expensive rock for a phone.
The Glibc flaw affects thousands of devices and this article walks through some of the "what ifs" and practicality of real world exploitation.
Steve Gibson's GRC.com site has been down for days after being subject to a massive distributed DNS reflection attack.
- Use airgraph-ng to create a wifi network graph. It's cool!
- Pee Wee Herman is returning to TV (specifically Netflix) in March. I hope he brings a huge foil or rubber band ball!