Jeff Moss aka Dark Tangent, the founder of DEFCON and Black Hat, tells the history of the largest hacker conference and how it all got started. Find out more about the early days of the hacking scene when dial-up was considered fast, how the security space changed around the conference as years went by, and discover some bizarre things that take place at the event.
Posted on 19 December 2014. | Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.
Posted on 19 December 2014. | A new variant of the infamous Zeus banking and information-stealing Trojan has been created to target the users of over 150 different banks and 20 payment systems in 15 countries, including the UK, the US, Russia, Spain and Japan.
Posted on 17 December 2014. | How to deal with untrustworthy third-party add-ons that could endanger your own users? Prevent them from loading - if you can. That's what Google recently did with Gmail extensions that load code that interferes with the users' Gmail session or malware that can compromise their emailís security.
Posted on 12 December 2014. | Make sure you understand the service level agreements with your cloud service provider. They will often replicate virtual machines in the cloud to ensure availability and make sure they maintain their SLAs. Ask them how they are making sure that your apps and data stay where they belong.