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Black Hat USA 2011: Complete Coverage

A round-up of articles leading up to and live coverage from Black Hat USA 2011, July 30 to Aug. 4, Las Vegas

>> The SSL Implementation Equation
Many SSL servers aren't as secure as you'd think, according to new data from Qualys' SSL Labs

>> New Free Tool Helps Gather Attackers' 'Footprints'
Researchers simplify the process of physical memory analysis in forensics investigations

>> Anatomy Of A Mac APT Attack
Mac users may not have a lot of exploits to worry about, but their lack of security worries makes them an APT attacker's dream come true

>> 70 Percent Of Infected Consumer Machines Hit With Multiple Malware Types
New Sourcefire Immunet and ClamAV data provides snapshot of consumer malware threats

>> Google Researcher Dissects Sophos Antivirus Software
AV product vendors don't provide sufficient technical details on how their products work, researcher says at Black Hat USA

>> Siemens Shows Up For Black Hat Demo Of SCADA Hack
NSS Labs' researcher Dillon Beresford shows at Black Hat USA holes in Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that could lead to attacks

>> Getting Root On The Human Body
Black Hat researcher shows it is possible to remotely control a diabetic's insulin pump without person's knowledge

>> Database Forensics Still In Dark Ages
Former DB bug finder demos a new tool to help fill gap in the forensics process

>> At Black Hat, Mobile Devices Under The Microscope
Security researchers find growing numbers of security vulnerabilities in smartphones

>> 'Mudge' Announces New DARPA Hacker Spaces Program
Former L0pht hacker-turned DARPA executive launches a new federal program to fast-track research by indie and small-firm hackers

>> Wardriving Evolves Into Warflying
Researchers release specs for a DIY remote-controlled plane that hacks systems by air

>> Pwnie Names Award Winners
Unsurprisingly, Sony won for Most Epic Fail

>> Microsoft Offers Researchers Prize Money For Enhancing Windows Security
New BlueHat Prize contest focused on new ways to defend against memory-safety exploits

>> APT Attackers Used Chinese-Authored Hacker Tool To Hide Their Tracks
Separate APT research efforts detail ongoing 'Operation Shady RAT' cyberespionage attacks

>> China Is Behind Shady RAT, Experts Say
Experts have little doubt who's behind the multiyear APT attack that has successfully compromised at least 72 organizations

>> Stuxnet Changes Terrorism Equation, Says Former CIA Official
The attack marks a turning point for counterterrorism efforts, making cyber a potential threat to any nation's domestic security

>> The Dark Side of Affiliate Marketing
Sketchy affiliate marketers increasingly act as the mediators between scam artists and spammers

>> Researchers Launch Tool To Close The Development-Testing Gap
Current vulnerability scanning tools aren't keeping pace with Web app development technology, Black Hat speakers say

>> Over Half Of SAP Servers On The Internet Are Vulnerable To Attack, Researcher Says
Critical flaws in leading ERP app to be demonstrated at Black Hat this week

>> Legacy Support Leaves Chip-And-PIN Vulnerable, Researcher Says
Black Hat talk will show that security and backward compatibility are at odds in popular authentication technology

>> 'Smart' Batteries May Leave Laptop Users Vulnerable, Researcher Says
In Black Hat talk, security expert will show a hack on an unexpected component: the laptop battery

>> Peer Pressure Drives Many To Acquire Security Certifications
New survey reveals how security pros really feel about the value -- or lack thereof -- of certs

>> 'War Texting' Attack Hacks Car Alarm System
Researcher will demonstrate at Black Hat USA next week how 'horrifyingly' easy it is to disarm a car alarm system and control other GSM and cell-connected devices

>> Product Watch: Norman Introduces "Hybrid Sandboxing" Malware Analysis
Malware Analyzer G2 combines emulation, virtualization in one environment

>> Embedded Web Servers Exposing Organizations To Attack
Black Hat USA speaker's experimental Internet scan turns up multitude of unsecured copiers, scanners, VoIP systems, storage devices

>> Researchers Prepare Google Hacking Tools For Black Hat -- Hot Diggity!
Family of search tools will help security teams and pen testers find searchable flaws before bad guys, Stach & Liu researchers say

>> Many Android Apps Are Leaking Private Information, Researcher Says
In study of 10,000 Android apps, Dasient finds more than 800 might be compromising data

>> More Windows Kernel Vulnerabilities May Yet Emerge, Researcher Says
After issuing dozens of patches this year, Microsoft could still have more work to do, Black Hat speaker warns

>> Black Hat, DEFCON Founder To Become CSO Of ICANN
Jeff Moss will continue to work with Black Hat as conference chair

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