Defcon 20 – Day 1 of The DC Edition

July 27, 2012
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Defcon 20 – Day 1 of The DC Edition

Well it’s time and we are transitioning from Black Hat to Defcon. Continuing on our theme from Black Hat here is day 1 of our recommendations for those that are looking to get that DC experience here out of Defcon 20. The tracks don’t seem to have any specific names … just Penn &...
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Black Hat Day 2 Talk Notes – Hacking the Corporate Mind

July 26, 2012
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“Hacking the Corporate Mind: Using Social Engineering Tactics to Improve Organizational Security Acceptance” by James Philput As usual, here is the official abstract… Network defenders face a wide variety of problems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the biggest of those problems come from the very organizations that we are trying to protect. Departmental and organizational...
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284 More Password Hashes Dumped

July 26, 2012
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284 More Password Hashes Dumped

There are three new relatively small password hash dumps that we discovered over on OZDC.net yesterday. Of course many of the records also contained other interesting data such as phone numbers, email addresses, full names, user ids, usernames, club ids, and user types. The compromised sites included 114 records from ReefPhoto.com, 140 from PhotoCityGame.com,...
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Black Hat Day 2 Talk Notes – The Christopher Columbus Rule and DHS

July 26, 2012
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Black Hat Day 2 Talk Notes – The Christopher Columbus Rule and DHS

“The Christopher Columbus Rule and DHS” by Mark Weatherford As usual, here is the official abstract… “Never fail to distinguish what’s new, from what’s new to you.” This rule applies to a lot people when they think about innovation and technology in the government. At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in addition to...
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Twitter Down – Black Hat Attendees Meander in Fear

July 26, 2012
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Twitter Down – Black Hat Attendees Meander in Fear

Oh no … Twitter has been down for quite a while. Guess we are just going to have to blog more. 😉 As of 50 minutes ago Twitter issued the following warning on their status page: Twitter Site Issue: Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the...
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Black Hat USA – Day 2 of The Black Hat DC Edition

July 25, 2012
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Black Hat USA – Day 2 of The Black Hat DC Edition

Continuing on our theme from yesterday here is day 2 of our recommendations for those that are looking to get that Black Hat DC experience here out of Black Hat USA. Overall the tracks for Black Hat on Thursday include Big Picture, Web Apps, Malware, Enterprise Intrigue, 92.2% Market Share, Over the Air and...
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Black Hat Day 1 Talk Notes – STIX: The Structured Threat Information eXpression

July 25, 2012
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Black Hat Day 1 Talk Notes – STIX: The Structured Threat Information eXpression

“STIX: The Structured Threat Information eXpression” by Sean Barnum As usual, here is the official abstract… This Turbo Talk will give a brief introduction and overview of an ongoing effort to define a standardized integrated information architecture for representing structured cyber threat information. The effort known as the Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX) is...
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