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Black Hat Researcher Finds Holes In ARM, x86, Embedded Systems

Black Hat session aims to expose sometimes shocking vulnerabilities in widely used products

Dark Reading Staff

July 24, 2012

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SAN JOSE -- Security experts will show vulnerabilities in everything from ARM processors to x86 CPUs and even hotel locks at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas this week. A handful of sessions will detail security holes in broad sets of embedded systems as well as mainstream systems software including Apple's iOS, HTML 5 and Microsoft's as yet unreleased Windows 8.

The Black Hat session aim to expose sometimes shocking vulnerabilities in widely used products. They also typically show countermeasures to plug the holes.

Two independent security consultants will give a class called "Advanced ARM exploitation," part of a broader five-day private class the duo developed. In a sold-out session, they will detail hardware hacks of multiple ARM platforms running Linux, some described on a separate blog posting.

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