Black Hat


Podcast: Black Hat News Wrap

Dennis Fisher, Mike Mimoso and Brian Donohue discuss the news from day one of Black Hat, including the Dan Geer keynote, attacks on mobile broadband modems and carriers’ control of mobile phones. Download: Black-Hat-Day-One-Podcast.mp3 Music by Chris Gonsalves  


In this special edition of the Digital Underground Podcast, Dennis Fisher interviews fellow Threatpost editor Mike Mimoso and also Threatpost reporter Brian Donohue about the Black Hat security conference, which begins this week in Las Vegas. Topics of discussion include Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller hacking automobiles, Jeff Forristal’s briefing on what promises to be a devastating Android vulnerability, why it’s dumb to host Black Hat in Las Vegas in the dead of summer, and more.

Scenes from this year’s hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nev. include a keynote by General Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and talks by researchers Karsten Nohl and Ralf-Phillip Weinmann.

The Black Hat conference is one of the best opportunities each year to see new and innovative research, commune with some of the smartest folks in the industry and generally get a sense of where things stand and where they’re going. This year’s conference was one of the larger in history, both in terms of number of attendees and volume of presentations, and there was a lot to see and hear. With 11 research tracks, keynotes and press conferences happening from morning till night, it was impossible to see it all, even for the most motivated and caffeinated person.

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