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7 Minute Security

Dec 1, 2017

Sorry the podcast is late this week - but it's all for good reasons! I'm busy as a bee doing a ton of pentesting so I have a smattering of random security stuff to share with you:

Mac High Sierra root bug

Did you hear about this? Basically anybody could log in as user root on your system without a password because...there isn't a password! Read the Twitter thread where I originally read the news here, read about the root account madness here, and then read how the fix broke file sharing here.


I tried to wiki-fy my BPATTY project to make it a bit easier to read, so head to and let me know what you think!

I'm BURPing a lot

I can't tell you how fun it has been to get back in the pentesting saddle and hack some Web sites these past few weeks. Here are a few tips/tricks others taught me that have helped me get back in the swing of things:

  • In Burp, state files are being depreciated in favor of project files. Read more here

  • For BApp extensions, here are a few that help you get the job done:

    • retire.js looks for old/outdated/vulnerable Javascript libraries
    • Software vulnerability scanner helps you find vulnerable software, such as old versions of IIS
    • CO2 has a bunch of tricks up its sleeve - my favorite of which is helping you craft sqlmap commands with the right flags

More on today's show!