A researcher has been forced to cancel his presentation on the vulnerabilities found on major surveillance cameras and how they can be exploited "due to legal threats from the manufacturers affected." Gianni Gnesa, the founder and CEO of Swiss security assessment and pentesting services firm Ptrace Security, was scheduled to share his findings and demonstrate attacks agains IP cameras from several manufacturers at the Hack in the Box GSEC conference in Singapore next week.
Car hacking is a topic that has received considerable attention from security researchers in the last year or so, and the general public and (hopefully) lawmakers are finally beginning to perceive the danger as real.
Setting up a local conference seems to be a popular way for infosec pros that haven't got the time or means to travel to bring the people they want to meet and the knowledge they want to attain to their doorstep.
Felix Wilhelm, a researcher with German security firm ERNW, was scheduled to give a talk at 44CON on Thursday about the critical vulnerabilities he and his colleagues found in a FireEye NX device running the webMPS operating system.
Hack In The Box is set to host its first HITB GSEC security event in Singapore next month with a 3 day single track conference and an all women fireside chat session held alongside the main conference program.
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