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Content tagged with Black Hat posted in August 2011
The SSL Implementation Equation
Quick Hits  |  8/11/2011  | 
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'
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
Researchers simplify the process of physical memory analysis in forensics investigations
Anatomy Of A Mac APT Attack
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Mac users might 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
Quick Hits  |  8/9/2011  | 
New Sourcefire Immunet and ClamAV data provides snapshot of consumer malware threats
Google Researcher Dissects Sophos Antivirus Software
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
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
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
NSS Labs researcher Dillon Beresford shows holes in Siemens programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that could lead to attacks
Getting Root On The Human Body
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
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
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
Former database bug finder demos a new tool to help fill gap in the forensics process
At Black Hat, Mobile Devices Under The Microscope
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
Security researchers find growing numbers of security vulnerabilities in smartphones
'Mudge' Announces New DARPA Hacker Spaces Program
Quick Hits  |  8/4/2011  | 
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
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Researchers release specs for a DIY radio-controlled plane that hacks systems by air
Pwnie Names Award Winners
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Unsurprisingly, Sony won for Most Epic Fail
China Is Behind Shady RAT, Experts Say
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Experts have little doubt who's behind the multiyear APT attack that has successfully compromised at least 72 organizations
Microsoft Offers Researchers Prize Money For Enhancing Windows Security
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
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
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Separate APT research efforts detail ongoing 'Operation Shady RAT' cyberespionage attacks
Stuxnet Changes Terrorism Equation, Says Former CIA Official
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
The attack marks a turning point for counterterrorism efforts, making cyber a potential threat to any nation's domestic security
Over Half Of SAP Servers On The Internet Are Vulnerable To Attack, Researcher Says
Quick Hits  |  8/1/2011  | 
Critical flaws in leading ERP app to be demonstrated at Black Hat this week
The Dark Side of Affiliate Marketing
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
Sketchy affiliate marketers increasingly act as the mediators between scam artists and spammers
Researchers Launch Tool To Close The Development-Testing Gap
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
Current vulnerability scanning tools aren't keeping pace with Web app development technology, Black Hat speakers say

US Formally Attributes SolarWinds Attack to Russian Intelligence Agency
Jai Vijayan, Contributing Writer,  4/15/2021
Dependency Problems Increase for Open Source Components
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  4/14/2021
FBI Operation Remotely Removes Web Shells From Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/14/2021
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