Browsing Category: Black Hat

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.

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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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Categories: Black Hat, Web Security

Every summer, the hacker intelligentsia descends on Las Vegas like a swarm of thirsty locusts that spends seven days chasing free drinks and avoiding sunlight at all costs. Black Hat and DEF CON week can be an overwhelming and confusing experience, especially for the uninitiated or agoraphobic. But fear not, Threatpost has your back.

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