Tag Archives: Black Hat

SSL News from Black Hat and DEF CON 2013

September 17, 2013 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Every year we review some of the presentations at Black Hat and DEF CON that discuss SSL, TLS and HTTPS. Here is the list from 2013. The Factoring Dead: Preparing for the Cryptopocalypse Download: Slides by Alex Stamos, Tom Ritter, Thomas Ptacek and Javed Samuel This presentation looked into the recent leaps in solving discrete [Read More...]

Filed Under: SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged With: Breach, C.R.E.A.M., DEF CON

Smelling a RAT on Duqu

October 21, 2011 by Jon Callas     No Comments

I have been doing research on Duqu and talking to security researchers I know who have also been working on it themselves. The bottom line is that Duqu is little more than hype. It’s also malware, but it’s easily fought malware. Mostly, though, it’s hype and hype that the perpetrators of which should be ashamed. [Read More...]

Filed Under: Malware, Technical Tagged With: Duqu, malware, RAT

Black Hat and DEF CON Follow-up

August 20, 2010 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Here is a follow-up to my earlier post SSL Security Silly Season.  Black Hat USA 2010 and DEF CON 18 conferences held at the end of July had three presentations that addressed SSL issues. Here is a quick summary and where you can get more information. Internet SSL Survey 2010 by Ivan Ristic In this [Read More...]

Filed Under: General, Technical Tagged With: HTTPS, SSL, Technical