07 Sep 2012

You down with UDID? Yeah, you know me… my location and app activities

It was announced this week by the hacker group AntiSec that they compromised a laptop belonging to Supervisor Special Agent Christopher K. Stangl from the FBI taking advantage of vulnerability in Java that allowed them to gain access files on his system. The data they claim to have downloaded allegedly

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30 Aug 2012

Error Logs & Apollo 11: One Giant Step For Risk Management

The recent passing of Neil Armstrong is more than the loss of a hero, but a lost connection to one of humanity’s greatest achievements. The Apollo 11 mission brought people together around TVs and radios worldwide to share in what truly was “one giant step for mankind,” inspiring hope and

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30 Aug 2012

Error Logs & Apollo 11: One Giant Step for Risk Management

The recent passing of Neil Armstrong is more than the loss of a hero, but a lost connection to one of humanity’s greatest achievements. The Apollo 11 mission brought people together around TVs and radios worldwide to share in what truly was “one giant step for mankind,” inspiring hope and

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15 Aug 2012

ToorCamp 2012: Tribes & Technology

I recently returned from a week on the Olympic Peninsula at ToorCamp where I presented a talk and stayed the week attending workshops, learning electronics, picking locks and other activities. The experience of ToorCamp is very different from Black Hat and Defcon in many ways, the key  being the sense

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27 Jul 2012

Black Hat 2012 – Mobile infrastructure: The elephant in the data center

Mobile was a hot topic this year at Black Hat with a strong focus  on client-side vulnerabilities and defenses.  Apple made their first ever appearance at Black Hat with platform security manager Dallas De Atley walking attendees through the layered approach Apple has taken with iOS and the iPhone.  Apple’s

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