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Episode 23: Silk Road, Mastercard Blockchain Patent, Bitfi Wallet, FPGA Cards Making A Comeback, and Stop Cryptojacking

We chat about Ross Ulbricht getting denied a petition of his life sentence. Mastercard wins patent for anonymous blockchain transactions. The allegedly “unhackable” Bitfi wallet. FPGA’s are making a comeback and more! Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a work at https://taseh.bandcamp.com/ Business Box by Audeka is licensed under… Read more

Episode 22: Passphrase Cracking, ZCash ASICs, BitThumb Hack, Blockchain C2, and Firebase DBs Hacked

On this episode the hosts discuss cracking passphrases with hashcat. Also, Zcash is battling ASICs. A proof of concept for a command and control channel over Ethereum is discussed. BitThumb got hacked. Lastly we discuss some recent arrests that were made in the cryptocurrency world. http://coinsecpodcast.com/episode-22-show-notes/ Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike… Read more

Episode 21: Blockchain-based Voting, EOS Bug Bounty Payouts, Raven Coins Jacked from YiiMP Pools, and North Korea Targeting Exchange Users

West Virginia becomes the first U.S. state to allow internet voting by blockchain in primary elections. Does security matter now??? An EOS Bug Bounty paid out $90k to one researcher. YiiMP pools being jacked of Raven coins, and more! Show notes: http://coinsecpodcast.com/episode-21-show-notes/ Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a… Read more

Episode 20: EOS Remote Code Execution Vuln, Cost of a 51% Attack, Banks Blackmailed for XRP, and Electroneum Issues

In episode 20 of the CoinSec podcast we discuss the epic remote code execution vulnerability found in EOS. How much would it cost to perform a 51% attack against a given cryptocurrency? Two banks were blackmailed for XRP. Electroneum is having block issues. Show Notes: http://coinsecpodcast.com/episode-20-show-notes/ Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike… Read more

Episode 19: Hack Miami Interviews, Bitcoin Gold Double Spend Attack, Verge Hacked, & Sentinel Protocol ICO

On this week’s episode we discuss the Bitcoin Gold double spend attack. Verge, Taylor, and Cypherium Chain all got hacked. Coincheck is removing privacy coins, and we have interviews from Hack Miami. Also, we talked about the Sentinel Protocol ICO. Show Notes:¬†http://coinsecpodcast.com/episode-19-show-notes/ Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a… Read more

Episode 18: Bad Ideas

This week we didn’t have much of an agenda but we chatted a lot about some of the potential innovations attackers could make in terms of malware and had some other really really bad ideas. Show notes: https://coinsecpodcast.com/episode-18-show-notes Honk Kong by Taseh is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Based on a work at https://taseh.bandcamp.com/ Business… Read more

Episode 15: Special Guest Troy Mursch AKA “Bad Packets”, BatchOverflow, Route53 BGP Hijack, and a New Vulnerability in Equihash Mining Pools

Special guest Troy Mursch AKA “@bad_packets” is a researcher who specializes in cryptojacking, botnets, and more. We discuss his experience with the latest trends in cryptojacking. Also, a new vulnerability was discovered in some Equihash mining pools. A new smart contract vulnerability called BatchOverflow was discovered. We also discuss the Route53 BGP hijack that happened… Read more

Episode 14: Special Guests Maurelian and Bernhard from ConsenSys

In episode 14 we are joined by Maurelian and Bernhard from ConsenSys. They brought their knowledge around smart contract security to the show. Bernhard recently published a paper titled “Smashing Ethereum Smart Contracts for Fun and Real Profit” that introduces a security analysis tool for Ethereum smart contracts called “Mythril”. Discussion around auditing smart contracts… Read more