OSINT, Social Engineering, & the Election (with Ed Porter)
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GUEST: Ed Porter
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
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OSINT, Social Engineering, & the Election (with Ed Porter) SHOW NOTES
We kick this episode off by discussing a couple of current events in the news. The first is from ThreatPost and discusses a story that academic professionals provide a seal of approval on the signal algorithm and associated apps (What’sApp, Allo, and Signal) rating it ‘Cryptographically sound.” The second, also from ThreatPost discusses an OAuth2 vulnerability released at Black Hat EU and takes advantage of poor implementations to hijack accounts.
We discuss OSINT and Social Engineering as they relate to the election. In this segment, we talk about misinformation campaigns (such as claims of election hacking), gathering information, and influencing the public opinion. This is more of how OSINT and Social Engineering played into the election. Joe provides advice for aspiring candidates to use OSINT to better understand their constituents and develop better campaign platforms.
In this segment, the direction shifts to how the election is driving Social Engineering campaigns and what OSINT can be gathered from social media after the election. Joe provides an example of such a phishing campaign purporting to be ABC News. He predicts that the number of campaigns will only increase.
Edward Porter has been working with IT for over 17 years in the Atlanta area and recently obtained his CISSP in August 2016. He has a technical background and has also held certifications from Cisco (CCNA) and CompTIA (A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+). Through his passion for technology and helping others he became a guru to family, friends, and community, spreading the good news about our information age while putting out the resulting fires and malware infections. Having established a solid foundation of IT and networking competencies, he began to focus on information security and protecting others.
Ed is looking for work and can be found on Twitter @edinatl and LinkedIn.
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