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We report a lot on Information Security Conference – here’s our list for 2013, and this year’s major event: Black Hat 2013 in Vegas is underway! For those that are completely new to IT security, Black Hat is huge. From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has evolved into a global conference series with annual events in Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Las Vegas and Washington DC. In short, it is a conference for the world’s best security researchers and educators.
Little bit of trivia for you, Black Hat was founded by Jeff Moss, who also founded DEFCON.
We love these events and are heart-broken not to attend this year, in fact the real reason we can’t attend is our allegiance to our audience! We have organized a series of training events that need our attention that are slap in the middle of Black Hat 2013.
This years event is broken down as follows:
We’ve listed the Black Hat 2013 Arsenal talks below. We like the Arsenal talks the most, since a lot of our own Hacker Hotshot guests have presented their own security tools. Our own examples include: PunkSpider, Sploitego, Scapy, Scylla and 1.0 Alpha, and ThreadFix.
If you’d like to see the official Black Hat Arsenal page then hit this link (which is far more detailed!) but if you just want a real quick summary then here you go:
Black Hat 2013 List of Arsenal Talks (Pentesting Tools)
|Armitage: A Scriptable Red Team Collaboration Tool Raphael Mudge|
|Automated Electromechanical PIN Cracking: R2B2 and C3BO Justin Engler|
|Binfuzz.js Artem Dinaburg|
|Dalvik Inspector Joe Sylve|
|De-Cloak Darren Manners|
|Dependency-Check Jeremy Long|
|Drozer (formerly known as Mercury) Tyrone Erasmus and Daniel Bradberry|
|Dude, WTF in my car? Alberto Garcia Illera and Javier Vazquez Vidal|
|FSFlow Pat McCoy|
|g0tbeEF Michael Ossmann Jared Boone|
|HTExploit Matias Katz|
|HookME Manuel Fernandez|
|ice-hole Darren Manners|
|iMAS – iOS Mobile Application Security libraries Gregg Ganley|
|Information Disclosure in Facebook Graph Api with A.T.H.O.S Michael Hudson|
|Invoke-ReflectivePEInjection Joe Bialek|
|iocwriter_11 William Gibb|
|JMSDigger Gursev Singh Kalra|
|Kfuzz Matthew Bergin|
|Lair Tom Steele|
|Mandiant Redline Theodore Wilson|
|ModSecurity Ryan Barnett|
|OSfooler: Remote OS Fingerprinting is over Jaime Sanchez|
|OWASP Broken Web Applications VM Chuck Willis|
|OWASP Xenotix XSS Exploit Framework Ajin Abraham|
|PyPTP Matthew Bergin|
|RAFT 3 Gregory Fleischer and Nathan Hamiel|
|Registry Inspector Forensics (RIF) Lodovico Marziale|
|ShellNoob Yanick Fratantonio|
|ShinoBOT/ShinoC2 Shota Shinogi|
|SimpleRisk Josh Sokol|
|Smartphone Pentest Framework Georgia Weidman|
|Social-Engineer Toolkit David Kennedy|
|SocialKlepto Jason Ding|
|SPARTY Aditya K Sood|
|Sphere of Influence 3.2 Darren Manners|
|The cat’s meow Taylor Pennington|
|ThreadFix Dan Cornell|
|ThunderCell Georgia Weidman|
|TinyLane Rob Bathurst|
|Triana Juan Garrido|
|Vega David Mirza Ahmad|
|Viproy VOIP Penetration and Exploitation Testing Kit Fatih Ozavci|
|VScan Federico Massa|
|WATOBO Andreas Schmidt|
|WebVerify Luis Antonio and Rosales Marco|
|Xenotix xBOT Ajin Abraham|
Barnaby Jack RIP
We just want to take this opportunity to send our condolences to the family of Barnaby Jack who has died this week. Barnaby was scheduled to speak at this years Black Hat.
For those that don’t known, Barnaby Jack hacked ATM’s! Watch this video and you’ll see what we mean – really unbelievable and real magic! Seriously, this is what it’s all about.
His work forced banks to secure their machines and he sparked safety improvements in medical devices since he demonstrated how to hack into pacemakers. He was only 35 and the cause of his death is unknown. Again, our condolences to his family and close friends and he will be sorely missed.
Are you at Black Hat? Please let us know what you enjoyed the most and why, we’d love to hear from you.