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.

Endpoint

5/20/2013
11:13 AM
50%
50%

Black Hat 2013 Showcases Home Security, Bootkits, Cellular OPSEC Failures

Black Hat announces three more featured talks

[NOTE: Black Hat and Dark Reading are both part of UBM Tech. As the key July 27th-August 1st information security event in Las Vegas approaches, we'll be sharing information about the show directly from its creators here on Dark Reading.]

Major information security event Black Hat has announced three more featured talks -- just the start of an avalanche of new briefings being announced on the Black Hat USA website. We're highlighting three of them here --- focusing on diverse subjects spanning home security system hacking, bootkit threats across multiple OSes, and OPSEC failures involving the American intelligence community and cellphones.

Click here for more of Dark Reading's Black Hat articles.

Home and office security systems are big business, with more than 36 million installed in the United States. In Let's Get Physical: Breaking Home Security Systems and Bypassing Buildings Controls, Bishop Fox's Drew Porter and Stephen Smith will show you just how easily these systems can be bypassed, with no physical evidence. Whether it's slipping past a simple door sensor or intercepting the signal from a keypad before it alerts authorities, expect live demos of the shockingly effective techniques security system manufacturers don't want you to know.

The next Briefing moves from securing buildings to securing computers. UEFI hasn't turned into the security panacea some backers suggested, with a number of practical bootkits already in the wild. Mario Vuksan and Tomislav Pericin's Press ROOT to Continue: Detecting MacOS and Windows Bootkits with RDFU will detail the creation of their Rootkit Detection Framework for UEFI ("RDFU"), which addresses the bootkit threat across a range of UEFI implementations. After the talk they'll release the RDFU's source code along with whitepapers outlining possible uses.

Finally, OPSEC Failures of Spies delves into the tragicomic world of CIA blunders. Journalist Matthew Cole will take you behind the scenes of the agency's infamously bungled 2003 extradition of a Muslim cleric in Italy, which resulted in an Italian court issuing arrest warrants for 26 Americans. This incident showed just how little the CIA understood about cellular OPSEC, and as Cole will recount, it failed to learn its lessons by 2011, when Hezbollah compromised an entire network of Lebanese informants thanks to similar mistakes. Come hear the true story of American intelligence's Keystone Kops.

More information about Black Hat USA 2013, which has a rapidly growing set of Briefings talks, as well as a comprehensive set of 2 and 4-day trainings, is available now -- early, reduced-rated registration is open until May 31st.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Look Beyond the 'Big 5' in Cyberattacks
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/25/2020
Why Vulnerable Code Is Shipped Knowingly
Chris Eng, Chief Research Officer, Veracode,  11/30/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win an Amazon Gift Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: I think the boss is bing watching '70s TV shows again!
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-5423
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
CAPI (Cloud Controller) versions prior to 1.101.0 are vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack in which an unauthenticated malicious attacker can send specially-crafted YAML files to certain endpoints, causing the YAML parser to consume excessive CPU and RAM.
CVE-2020-29454
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
Editors/LogViewerController.cs in Umbraco through 8.9.1 allows a user to visit a logviewer endpoint even if they lack Applications.Settings access.
CVE-2020-7199
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
A security vulnerability has been identified in the HPE Edgeline Infrastructure Manager, also known as HPE Edgeline Infrastructure Management Software. The vulnerability could be remotely exploited to bypass remote authentication leading to execution of arbitrary commands, gaining privileged access,...
CVE-2020-14260
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
HCL Domino is susceptible to a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in DXL due to improper validation of user input. A successful exploit could enable an attacker to crash Domino or execute attacker-controlled code on the server system.
CVE-2020-14305
PUBLISHED: 2020-12-02
An out-of-bounds memory write flaw was found in how the Linux kernel’s Voice Over IP H.323 connection tracking functionality handled connections on ipv6 port 1720. This flaw allows an unauthenticated remote user to crash the system, causing a denial of service. The highest threat ...