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Content tagged with Black Hat posted in July 2016
8 Bad Ass Tools Coming Out Of Black Hat
Slideshows  |  7/30/2016  | 
Penetration testing, reverse engineering and other security tools that will be explained and released at Black Hat 2016.
Multiple Major Security Products Open To Big Vulns Via 'Hooking Engines'
News  |  7/28/2016  | 
Black Hat USA talk will show how flawed implementation of hooking techniques are putting security and other software at risk.
How To Stay Safe On The Black Hat Network: Dont Connect To It
Commentary  |  7/28/2016  | 
Black Hat attendees may have changed their titles and now carry business cards but hackers gotta hack and theres no better place to do it than Black Hat.
Vixies Farsight Rolls Out Its First Enterprise DNS Security Service
News  |  7/27/2016  | 
DNS expert aims for proactive protection, defense of organizations' online domains.
In Security, Know That You Know Nothing
Commentary  |  7/26/2016  | 
Only when security professionals become aware of what they dont know, can they start asking the right questions and implementing the right security controls.
SentinelOne Offers $1 Million Guarantee To Stop Ransomware
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Jeremiah Grossman continues his crusade to make security vendors take responsibility for their own gear.
10 Hottest Talks at Black Hat USA 2016
Slideshows  |  7/25/2016  | 
The impressive roll call of speakers offers a prime opportunity to learn from the very best of the information security world.
Building Black Hat: Locking Down One Of The Worlds Biggest Security Conferences
Commentary  |  7/25/2016  | 
For security pros, being asked to help secure Black Hat is like being asked to play on the Olympic basketball team.
Improving Attribution & Malware Identification With Machine Learning
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
New technique may be able to predict not only whether unfamiliar, unknown code is malicious, but also what family it is and who it came from.
72% of Black Hat Attendees Expect To Be Hit By 'Major' Data Breach Within A Year
Commentary  |  7/14/2016  | 
End users are the biggest weakness, and we're not doing enough to address the problem.
AirbnBreach: How Networks At Short-Term Rentals Are Wide Open To Attack
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
New age of community lodging opens the door for old-school network hacks, putting hosts and guests at risk of cyberattacks and stolen personal information.
What I Expect to See At Black Hat 2016: 5 Themes
Commentary  |  7/13/2016  | 
Over the years, Black Hat has morphed from a little show for security researchers to a big conference that attracts everyone from black-hat hackers to C-level security execs. Here's what piques my interest this year.
Dark Reading Launches Best Of Black Hat Awards Program; Finalists Selected
Commentary  |  7/12/2016  | 
New awards recognize innovation on Black Hat exhibit floor, including startups, emerging companies, and industry thinkers.
Hacking A Penetration Tester
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
How even a pen test conducted by a security pro can be hacked by a determined attacker looking for a way to its target.
NATO Ambassador: How The Ukraine Crisis Fits Cyber War Narrative
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
Kenneth Geers previews his Black Hat talk and discusses the strategic military maneuvers governments can make within cyberspace.
Ripping Away The Mobile Security Blanket
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
Upcoming Black Hat USA talk will highlight vulns in Good Technology platform and discuss the dangers of overreliance on enterprise mobility security suites.


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A Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability is identified in FruityWifi through 2.4. Due to a lack of CSRF protection in page_config_adv.php, an unauthenticated attacker can lure the victim to visit his website by social engineering or another attack vector. Due to this issue, an unauthenticat...
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