Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Black Hat USA
July 31 - August 5, 2021
Las Vegas, NV, USA
SecTor
November 4 - October 30, 2021
Toronto, ON, Canada
Black Hat Europe
November 8-11, 2021
Virtual Event
7/1/2014
02:00 PM
Black Hat Staff
Black Hat Staff
Event Updates
50%
50%

Black Hat USA 2014: Can You Keep a Secret?

Cryptography lets secrets remain secret, or at least that's the idea. Today's quartet of Black Hat Briefings all explore this oft-hidden world, shedding light on crypto flaws both small and momentous.

Over 10,000 people participated in the Matasano crypto challenges, a staged learning exercise where participants implemented 48 different attacks against realistic cryptographic constructions. This has resulted in a crypto exploit codebase spanning dozens of languages, from X86 assembly to Haskell. In "48 Dirty Little Secrets Cryptographers Don't Want You To Know," Thomas Ptacek and Alex Balducci will walk you through all 48 challenges, putting them into context and going in-depth into some of the most interesting.

At the network layer, encrypted tunnels are typically seen as black boxes -- good. But network traffic leaks side-channel information that can often be analyzed to determine the tunnel's purpose and likely content -- less good. "Probabilistic Spying on Encrypted Tunnels" will dive deep into the probabilistic algorithms that can analyze this side-channel information, and the presenters will conclude by releasing an open-source toolkit containing the demonstrated attacks and algorithms.

The NSA's all up in our junk, to put it technically, and recent revelations from their ANT program show that they use many well-known and low-cost physical and firmware attacks that can compromise system integrity and in-use data. And as cloud use accelerates, more and more of an organization's computing infrastructure is outside of its physical control. "Protecting Data In-Use from Firmware and Physical Attacks" will review several such attacks, including SMM bootkits, "cold booting," and malicious devices, as well as existing tools and technologies to mitigate them.

SSL has been around for decades and yet it keeps happening: New attacks are being discovered against TLS at a steady rate. In "The BEAST Wins Again: Why TLS Keeps Failing to Protect HTTP," Antoine Delignat-Lavaud will present three new attacks against TLS. The final one exploits vulnerabilities in HTTPS deployments to achieve the holy grail of TLS attacks: full server impersonation of several thousands of websites, including Microsoft, Apple, Twitter, and PayPal. He'll also give some tips on defending against these unorthodox attacks and dispel a few TLS security misconceptions while he's at it.

Regular registration ends on July 26. Please visit Black Hat USA 2014's registration page to get started.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Enterprise Cybersecurity Plans in a Post-Pandemic World
Download the Enterprise Cybersecurity Plans in a Post-Pandemic World report to understand how security leaders are maintaining pace with pandemic-related challenges, and where there is room for improvement.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-39339
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-22
The Telefication WordPress plugin is vulnerable to Open Proxy and Server-Side Request Forgery via the ~/bypass.php file due to a user-supplied URL request value that gets called by a curl requests. This affects versions up to, and including, 1.8.0.
CVE-2021-38153
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-22
Some components in Apache Kafka use `Arrays.equals` to validate a password or key, which is vulnerable to timing attacks that make brute force attacks for such credentials more likely to be successful. Users should upgrade to 2.8.1 or higher, or 3.0.0 or higher where this vulnerability has been fixe...
CVE-2021-31819
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-22
In Halibut versions prior to 4.4.7 there is a deserialisation vulnerability that could allow remote code execution on systems that already trust each other based on certificate verification.
CVE-2021-38112
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-22
In the Amazon AWS WorkSpaces client before 3.1.9 on Windows, argument injection in the workspaces:// URI handler can lead to remote code execution because of the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) --gpu-launcher argument.
CVE-2021-41382
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-22
Plastic SCM before 10.0.16.5622 mishandles the WebAdmin server management interface.