How to hack iOS - Part 2

In this fruity episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Wes Widner joins me to discuss how to hack iOS.

Wes (@kai5263499) is a cloud engineer, who loves to dig into Apple product security. Last year (and on a previous episode) he discuss how Macs get malware. He's back again this year to discuss how to hack iOS. He will be speaking at BSides Hunstville February 3, 2018. If you have a chance to go, be sure to check out his talk. Also, check out is OSX security awesome list on GitHub. It's a really useful set of links on This dude is really smart.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Are we talking NSA level hacking?
  • What tools are available for hacking iOS
  • What resources are available for hacking iOS

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How to hack iOS - Part 1

In this fruity episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Wes Widner joins me to discuss how to hack iOS.

Wes (@kai5263499) is a cloud engineer, who loves to dig into Apple product security. Last year (and on a previous episode) he discuss how Macs get malware. He's back again this year to discuss how to hack iOS. He will be speaking at BSides Hunstville February 3, 2018. If you have a chance to go, be sure to check out his talk. Also, check out is OSX security awesome list on GitHub. It's a really useful set of links on This dude is really smart.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is his talk about?
  • What's the difference between application and device hacking
  • What skills are needed to hack iOS
  • How Apple works with law enforcement

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How to hack a car

In this speedy episode of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Brandon Wilson joins me to discuss his adventures in hacking a car.

Brandon (@brandonlwilson) spoke at BSides Knoxville in 2017. I had the pleasure to be in attendance for his talk. The talk was technical and very interesting. Brandon talked about how he tried to take his old 90s car and fix it himself. The was a malfunction in the anti-theft system that kept the car from running. He decided to go deeper. Unfortunately, he was unable to fix his car. He did, however, learn a lot from the experience.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Brandon got into car hacking?
  • What resources were available for hacking a car?
  • How long did the project take?
  • What tools are available for hacking a car?

What is hardware hacking?

In this bulb edition of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Price McDonald Director of Colafire Labs joins me to discuss hardware hacking.

Price (@pricemcdonald) recently gave a hardware hacking talk at BSides Indy. Which I had the pleasure to attend. I was fascinated by the content he provided for the talk and decided to have him on. Hardware hacking is not something we see too much, but it is out there. It's used in physical penetration tests and for other learning opportunities. Listening to Price you can tell he has a strong interest in the topic.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is hardware hacking?
  • What hardware can be hacked?
  • Where hardware hacking applies?
  • How to get started in hardware hacking

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How to find vulnerabilites

In this susceptible edition of the Exploring Information Security podcast, Samy Kamkar joins me to discuss how to find vulnerabilities.

Samy (@samykamkar) shouldn't need too much of an introduction to most people. He's been in the news for hacking garage doors, credit cards, cars, and much much more. Samy likes to hack things and has a knack for finding vulnerabilities in everything from locked machines to wireless doorbells. His site has the full list of vulnerabilities as well as videos and press appearances. Which made him the perfect guess for talking about how to find vulnerabilities.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What got him started in looking for vulnerabilities
  • What is a vulnerability
  • What skills are necessary for finding vulnerabilities
  • How he decides his next project
  • The steps to finding vulnerabilities
  • What he does when he discovers a vulnerability
  • How long the process takes