Malte Spitz made an excellent talk on TED in June explaining the greater consequences of the EU data retention directive. Everybody that has a mobile phone should watch this video. Also, check out the excellent (and scary) visualization of the data from his cell phone over six months by the German newspaper Zeit.
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I spoke at the OWASP NY/NJ chapter meeting yesterday, and it was great fun. The presentation is available here. Some people asked me after the presentation for links to the tools I demonstrated, so here goes: Teensy – Can be bought at pjrc.com for $16 Social Engineering Toolkit – created by ReL1K and downloadable here Inception –… Read more »
This video shows how Google provides physical and logical security for their data center customers. Quite interesting, and I especially enjoy the 80′s music in the background.
I’ll speak at the OWASP NYC Chapter at Bank of New York Mellon this Thursday, check the link for getting on the waiting list (at the time of writing, the meeting is fully booked). I’ll speak about hardware hacks (not lock picking, but rather how to use hardware to attack software), and present my tool Inception… Read more »
WSJ ran a rather lengthy article yesterday about Apples newest tablet, the iPad 3. One of the things that struck me was the paragraph treating the new name of the iPad: Apple didn’t provide much explanation for its decision not to use a specific name—such as the much-rumored iPad 3 handle–which some branding experts said… Read more »
Even though the official release date is not until March 1st, I upgraded BackTrack 5 to R2 today following this excellent guide. But after the full upgrade I found that VMware Workstation was not working. Ah, the fun of being an early adopter. Time to patch and recompile the sources (thanks to Weltall for providing… Read more »
Now, I’m used being touted Viagra in emails, but Forklifts are new to me. This morning my email inbox filled up with these: Someone seems to be able to bypass GMail’s SPAM filters quite effectively (for now)… Too bad I can’t fit a local solar installation into my shoebox-sized NYC flat.
Lately I’ve seen several cases where people openly discuss discovered web vulnerabilities in big corporations’ web sites, and often disclosing technical details because the person that discovered didn’t find or didn’t bother looking hard enough for a phone number or email address to the relevant security response team. Even though some of the cases above are… Read more »
I’ve uploaded my slides from passwords^11 where I talked about endpoint protection and mobile security. Check it out here: Endpoint security and mobility v.1.1.print. Check out the video for the full presentation including a live demonstration of the coldboot attack. I highly recommend the conference, very interesting presentations and a nice atmosphere!