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

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

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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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