Category: Podcast Episodes

Episode 9: IOTA Signature Issues, Monero ASICs, Echidna Fuzzer, CryptoSecure ICO, and CryptoHex Steel Rod Seed Backup

This week Beau and Ralph discuss a new vulnerability patched in IOTA related to signature issues. Monero is forking due to ASIC mining systems hitting the market for the CryptoNight algorithm. Trail of Bits released a new smart contract fuzzer called Echidna. A Kickstarter for a steel rod called CryptoHex to store BIP39 seeds is… Read more

Episode 8: Bitcoin Private, Binance Stop Hackers, Ethereum Eclipse Attacks, and Electroneum Hardcoded Hash

Bitcoin Private is a fork of a fork of a fork that merges the ZClassic and Bitcoin blockchains. The Binance exchange protected its’ users against a major hack this week. Researchers found that the Ethereum network was vulnerable to ‘Eclipse’ attacks. Electroneum re-implemented a bug where a hardcoded hash was copied over from Monero. Lastly,… Read more

Episode 7: Cracking Bitcoin Wallet Passwords, Key Collisions, Ethereum Honeypots, and Jaxx/Bitcoin.com Wallet Vulns

How to crack Bitcoin wallets with BTCRecover was discussed by the hosts on this week’s episode of the CoinSec Podcast. Hackers hacking hackers with Ethereum honeypots was talked about. Discussion around the potential of generating keys that match wallet addresses was had. Lastly, don’t store your mnemonic recovery keys on your disk or your going… Read more

Episode 6: Cryptocurrency Sidechains, Bitgrail Hacked, Bitmessage 0-day, and the Next Dark Web Currency

Sidechains in cryptocurrency have been a relatively hot topic recently with currencies like Cardano and Lisk building functionality around them. Security concerns around sidechains were discussed in this episode. The crew talked about the Bitgrail hack, a 0-day vulnerability in Bitmessage, and the next dark web currency. Also discussed was how SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial… Read more

Episode 5: Travis Lelle (Host of Bitbull) Interview, Verge Wraith Protocol, Russian Supercomputer Mining, and Predictable PRNG’s in Smart Contracts

The CoinSec Podcast welcomes Travis Lelle (host of The Bitbull Podcast) to the show for an interview. Steve gave a rundown of the Verge cryptocurrency Wraith Protocol. A Russian engineer tried to use a supercomputer to mine Bitcoin. More mining malware, a Ledger hardware wallet vulnerability, predicting PRNG’s in Ethereum Smart Contracts, and more on… Read more

Episode 4: Smart Contract Security Issues, Coincheck Hack, NIST Guidance on Blockchain, Coinhive in Google Ads, and WannaMine

On this episode Mike Felch (@ustayready) details some of the critical vulnerabilities that can be introduced into Ethereum smart contracts. The largest cryptocurrency hack ever happened to Coincheck. Coinhive made it’s way into Google ads, and a new malware called WannaMine is using the NSA Eternal Blue exploit to compromise more hosts to mine on…. Read more

Episode 3: Intro to Mining, Sia ASICs, VeChain DRP Plan, Hacken, and North Korea Hacking South Korean Exchanges

Steve Borosh (@424f424f) gives an introduction to mining cryptocurrencies. The hosts chat about the idea of splitting up private keys in different physical locations. News items for the week included VeChain’s first ever cryptocurrency disaster recovery plan, reports of North Korea hacking South Korean exchanges, Sia ASIC miner drama, and discussion around millions being stolen… Read more

Episode 2: Chris Gates (carnal0wnage), Blackwallet Hack, Lisk Vuln, and Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

This episode welcomes Chris Gates (AKA carnal0wnage) to the show to discuss how he got into cryptocurrency, and his new cryptocurrency project “The Great Altcoin Chase” (www.thegreataltcoinchase.com). Oracle WebLogic servers were being exploited to mine Monero, and Checkpoint states that Coinhive was the most prevalent malware of December, 2017. The Stellar Lumens wallet Blackwallet.co was… Read more

Episode 1: Intro to CoinSec!

In this inaugural episode of the CoinSec Podcast each host provided a brief history of their involvement in the InfoSec industry, and how they each got into cryptocurrency. Discussions were had around the latest vulnerabilities in the crypto space. Critical Electrum & Parity wallet vulns were discovered. Overstock.com had a critical vulnerability specifically related to… Read more