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Black Hat Europe 2014: One of Everything
Black Hat Staff,
Most of our preshow intel posts focus on a specific theme, showing off a few upcoming Briefings that cover different aspects of a single area. But not today's, which is a potpourri grab bag of excellent Briefings that didn't quite fit into our previous dispatches. Let's kick it off with some quantum encryption.
By Black Hat Staff , 10/1/2014
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Black Hat Europe 2014: Connection Errors
Black Hat Staff,
With networking, one of computing's greatest strengths can just as easily be one of its worst weaknesses. Today's quartet of Black Hat Europe 2014 Briefings show that with great interconnectivity comes great vulnerabilities.
By Black Hat Staff , 9/25/2014
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Black Hat Europe 2014: An Ounce of Prevention
Black Hat Staff,
Some say defense is the best offense. This week we turn to the flipside of last week's nasty exploits, with a quartet of Black Hat Europe 2014 Briefings that, while often using new attack disclosures as a launching-off point, also focus on prevention and mitigation. Or in one case, making your compiled code completely freakin' inscrutable.
By Black Hat Staff , 9/16/2014
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The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Smart Meter Hack Shuts Off The Lights
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
European researchers will reveal major security weaknesses in smart meters that could allow an attacker to order a power blackout.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/1/2014
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Black Hat & DEF CON: 3 Lessons From A Newbie
Kerstyn Clover, Attack & Defense Team ConsultantCommentary
Security conferences are a lot like metal concerts: Your parents are terrified you're going to die because everyone looks scary, but 98 percent of attendees are really nice people who want to help you learn.
By Kerstyn Clover Attack & Defense Team Consultant, 9/9/2014
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All In For The Coming World of 'Things'
Don Bailey, Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse SecurityCommentary
At a Black Hat round table, experts discuss the strategies necessary to lock down the Internet of Things, the most game-changing concept in Internet history.
By Don Bailey Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse Security, 8/25/2014
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Access Point Pinched From Black Hat Show WLAN
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
A few apparent pranks, practice DDoS attacks, and other mischievous activities were spotted on the Black Hat USA wireless network in Las Vegas this month.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/19/2014
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Hacker Couture: As Seen At Black Hat USA, BSides, DEF CON
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
'Leet tattoos, piercings, mega-beards, (the real) John McAfee, and even a cute puppy were among the colorful sights in Las Vegas this month.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2014
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Traffic To Hosting Companies Hijacked In Crypto Currency Heist
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attacker likely a current or former ISP employee, researchers say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2014
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Tech Insight: Hacking The Nest Thermostat
John H. Sawyer, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat USA demonstrated how they were able to compromise a popular smart thermostat.
By John H. Sawyer Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/14/2014
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Internet Of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Public safety issues bubble to the top in security flaw revelations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2014
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Security Holes Exposed In Trend Micro, Websense, Open Source DLP
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers Zach Lanier and Kelly Lum at Black Hat USA took the wraps off results of their security testing of popular data loss prevention software.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/12/2014
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CloudBot: A Free, Malwareless Alternative To Traditional Botnets
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers take advantage of cloud service providers' free trials and lousy anti-automation controls to use cloud instances like bots.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2014
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No Fixes In Sight For Satellite Terminal Flaws
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat USA, a researcher who in April revealed weaknesses in popular satellite ground terminal equipment found on air, land and sea, demonstrates possible attack scenarios.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2014
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Heartbleed, GotoFail Bring Home Pwnie Awards
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The Pwnie Awards celebrate the best bug discoveries and worst security fails.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2014
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Attack Harbors Malware In Images
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
'Lurk' click-fraud campaign now employing steganography.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2014
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When Good USB Devices Go Bad
Brian Prince, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers offer more details about how USB devices can be leveraged in attacks.
By Brian Prince Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/7/2014
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Dan Geer Touts Liability Policies For Software Vulnerabilities
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Vendor beware. At Black Hat, Dan Geer suggests legislation to change product liability and abandonment rules for vulnerable and unsupported software.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2014
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TSA Checkpoint Systems Found Exposed On The Net
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher Billy Rios exposes new threats to airport security systems.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2014
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A Peek Inside The Black Hat Show Network
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Black Hat USA's wireless network offers authenticated, secure access as well as 'open' access.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/5/2014
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Dark Reading Plans Special Coverage Of Black Hat USA 2014
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
Radio shows, daily newsletter, and panel sessions highlight Dark Reading's comprehensive coverage of the Black Hat conference.
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 8/4/2014
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The World's Most Hackable Cars
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find 2014 models of Dodge Viper, Audi A8, Honda Accord are the least likely to be hit by hackers.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/2/2014
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