Black Hat USA
August 2-7, 2014
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
Black Hat Europe
October 14-17, 2014
Amsterdam Rai, The Netherlands
6/18/2014
02:00 PM
Black Hat Staff
Black Hat Staff
Event Updates
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Black Hat USA 2014: Embedded & Vulnerable

They're all around us, just waiting to be hacked. WiFi signals? Well, sure, but today we want to talk about embedded systems, the hackable internals in an ever-growing number of everyday devices.

Modern cars are hackable; this we know. Unfortunately, thus far research has only been presented on three or four particular vehicles. Since each manufacturer designs their fleets differently, analysis of remote threats must avoid generalities. A Survey of Remote Automotive Attack Surfaces takes a step back and examines the automotive network of many manufacturers from a security perspective. Now we can ask better questions: Are some cars more secure from remote compromise than others? And has automotive network security changed for the better over the last five years?

USB: The ubiquitous interface is a friend to everyone, at least when they can figure out which way to flip that darn connector. But ubiquity, of course, does not equal safety, which Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell will prove with brutal aplomb in BadUSB - On Accessories that Turn Evil. They'll introduce a new form of malware that operates from controller chips inside USB devices. A full system compromise from USB? Sure. A self-replicating USB virus not detectable with current defenses? Why not. They'll wrap by diving into the USB stack, assessing where USB malware defense should set up shop.

Finally, in Breaking the Security of Physical Devices, Silvio Cesare will describe a series of attacks on objects ranging from a car to a baby monitor to home alarm systems. The common thread here is that all his attacks are simple but effective. He'll also show you how to mitigate them, a lot of which comes down to buying the right goods, thus avoiding their easily broken competitors.

One and a half months until the event... time to lock down your travel plans. Regular registration ends on July 26. Please visit Black Hat USA 2014's registration page to get started.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-0485
Published: 2014-09-02
S3QL 1.18.1 and earlier uses the pickle Python module unsafely, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted serialized object in (1) common.py or (2) local.py in backends/.

CVE-2014-3861
Published: 2014-09-02
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in CDA.xsl in HL7 C-CDA 1.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted reference element within a nonXMLBody element.

CVE-2014-3862
Published: 2014-09-02
CDA.xsl in HL7 C-CDA 1.1 and earlier allows remote attackers to discover potentially sensitive URLs via a crafted reference element that triggers creation of an IMG element with an arbitrary URL in its SRC attribute, leading to information disclosure in a Referer log.

CVE-2014-5076
Published: 2014-09-02
The La Banque Postale application before 3.2.6 for Android does not prevent the launching of an activity by a component of another application, which allows attackers to obtain sensitive cached banking information via crafted intents, as demonstrated by the drozer framework.

CVE-2014-5136
Published: 2014-09-02
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Innovative Interfaces Sierra Library Services Platform 1.2_3 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via unspecified parameters.

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
This episode of Dark Reading Radio looks at infosec security from the big enterprise POV with interviews featuring Ron Plesco, Cyber Investigations, Intelligence & Analytics at KPMG; and Chris Inglis & Chris Bell of Securonix.