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Last active Dec 10, 2020
7 Minute Security podcast episode guide

7 Minute Security podcast - full episode guide

Below is a blurb on each podcast episode, as well as a link to the corresponding show notes (if available). I apologize but this gist is often a little outdated, so to view the show notes for the latest episodes be sure to also check out

393: Interview with Peter Kim

Today features the long-awaited interview with Peter Kim of The Hacker Playbook series!

View this episode's show notes for more information

Patching solution bake-off PDQ Deploy/Inventory Ninite ManageEngine ivanti
Agent or agentless Agentless (w/option coming in Q4 for an agent install) Agent Both Both
LAN/cloud centralized administration LAN only Cloud only Both LAN only
Can push Microsoft updates? Cumulative monthly updates No Yes Yes
Can work w/non-MS machines (Macs/Linux)? Can identify device type but not actively inventory/patch non-MS No Yes - Mac/Linux agent and ability to push patches (!) Yes - via Ivanti patch for Linux/Unix/Mac environments
Training/certification Hefty Youtube training library Unknown Training videos library easily available from inside the Web interface. Also it looks like they do a Webinar each Patch Tuesday about the latest MS patches. Yes check out this
Pricing model Per admin console (PDQ is ok with one
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Last active Nov 15, 2018
This is an infosec-themed song called CryptoLocker'd

You can listen to this song on episode #276 of the 7 Minute Security podcast

Verse 1

You said you wouldn't do it
You said you wouldn't click that link
But you totally did
It’s clear you didn’t stop and think
How the promise of a free burrito would be all that it took
To open up our networks to virtual crooks

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Last active Mar 10, 2020
Tired of recruiters pinging you about positions you aren't interested in *BUT* you'd like to utilize their time/skills/talent to find gigs you DO want? Send this template to them!

Tired of recruiters pinging you about jobs that you don't care about or are under/overqualified for, but you'd like to utilize their time/skills/talent to find gigs you DO want? Customize this template and send it to them!


Thanks for your email. The position you sent me is not a fit, however, here are some of the things I’d be looking for if I were to consider another position:

  • A contract position would be my first choice, but I would go FTE for the right opportunity
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Last active Jan 16, 2021
Password cracking in the cloud
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Last active Nov 3, 2020
Active Directory hash dump n' crack methodology

Creating AD backup dump of user accounts and hashes

Upgrade to latest version of PowerShell

Check your version with:


If you are below Major: 5, Minor:1 head to Microsoft's download site to get the latest.

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Last active Dec 8, 2020
Pwning internal networks automagically


This document pools several awesome tools and blog entries together (see "Resources" at the end of this doc) in an attempt to automate the process of getting an initial foothold on a network in a situation where you have no valid credentials.

Download and install ntlmrelay

Ok, so one weird thing I'm trying to figure out is if I install ntlmrelay as the first tool we'll use, these steps seem to work ok:

git clone /opt/impacket
cd /opt/impacket
pip install .
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Last active Jan 21, 2021
Mostly painless Cuckoo Sandbox install

How to Build a Cuckoo Sandbox Malware Analysis System

I had a heck of a time getting a Cuckoo sandbox running, and below I hope to help you get one up and running relatively quickly by detailing out the steps and gotchas I stumbled across along the way. I mention this in the references at the end of this gist, but what you see here is heavily influenced by this article from Nviso

Build your Linux Cuckoo VM

  1. Setup a Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit desktop VM (download here) in VMWare with the following properties:
  • 100GB hard drive
  • 2 procs
  • 8 gigs of RAM
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Last active Nov 13, 2018
7 minute interviews - by 7 Minute Security

7 minute interviews? What's that?

It's a new (and hopefully fun) interview format I want to engage in with members of the information security community on the 7 Minute Security podcast.

Wait wait wait. Who are you? What's this all about?

I'm Brian from 7 Minute Security, LLC and I've been having a blast doing some longer-form interviews with security folks, but I thought it would be fun to do a shorter-form outline where I ask 7 questions (ok, maybe a few more than 7...but I like lucky numbers). Some questions will be serious. Others will not.

Ok I'll bite. What kind of questions would you ask in this 7-minute interview?

Check these out: