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.
Brian Honan, CEO at BH Consulting, talks about a recent vulnerability disclosure trend – a trend that he believes may ultimately cause more harm than good: security vendors using vulnerability disclosure as a marketing tool with the goal of enhancing their company’s bottom line.
Attacks on the IoT can sound like the stuff of a movie thriller, but they are very real. The highly skilled and organized cybercriminals of today have the potential to tamper with a car’s firmware to kill its brakes.
Dyre's primary goal is to harvest victims' online credentials, and it's capable of doing this by mounting Man-in-the-Browser attacks against the three most commonly used Windows browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.