TrustedSec Podcast Episode 3.12 – Money, Malware, and Facebook Reads Your Mail

Welcome to the Trusted Security Podcast – a podcast dedicated to bringing the latest news on information security and the industry. This episode features the following members: Geoff Walton, Oddvar Moe, Justin Bollinger, and Alex Hamerstone!

Stories

Title: Casino Screwup Royale: A tale of “ethical hacking” gone awry

URL: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/50-shades-of-greyhat-a-study-in-how-not-to-handle-security-disclosures/

Author: Sean Gallagher

Title: Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware

URL: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43z93g/hackers-hid-android-malware-in-google-play-store-exodus-esurv

Author: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Riccardo Coluccini

Title: Beyond Sketchy’: Facebook Demanding Some New Users’ Email Passwords

 URL: https://www.thedailybeast.com/beyond-sketchy-facebook-demanding-some-new-users-email-passwords

Author: Kevin Poulsen

Letters home

A discussion with Alex Hamerstone about how the need to plan communications before you deploy a honeypot or other deception technology.

Geoff Walton

Author: Geoff Walton

Geoff Walton is a Senior Security Consultant for Cleveland-based TrustedSec. He joined TrustedSec’s founder, David Kennedy, after years of working in information security. Geoff’s expertise in pen testing, network security, and software analysis comes from over ten years experience in a variety of information technology roles including software development, network operations, and information security specific functions; Geoff brings a broad vision to assessments and penetration test engagements. Geoff has been part of diverse IT teams at organizations both large and small. He has experience across several industries including retail, professional services, and manufacturing. Geoff has experience in performing static code analysis of mainframe code base to including Cobol. Geoff holds a degree in Information Science (cum Laude) from Baldwin Wallace College. Professionally Geoff has had an active role in developing information Security practices and has been responsible for network operations and security architecture throughout his career.