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DEF CON (also written as DEFCON, Defcon or DC) is one of the world's largest hacker conventions, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the first DEF CON taking place in June 1993.


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Over the last year, synchronized and coordinated attacks against critical infrastructure have taken center stage. Remote cyber intrusions at three Ukrainian regional electric power distribution companies in December 2015 left approximately 225,000 customers without power. Malware, like BlackEnergy, is being specially developed to target supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Specifically, adversaries are focusing their efforts on obtaining access to the human-machine...
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Following recent security issues discovered in Android, Google made a number of changes to tighten security across its fragmented landscape. However, Google is not alone in the struggle to keep Android safe. Qualcomm, a supplier of 80% of the chipsets in the Android ecosystem, has almost as much effect on Android’s security as Google. With this in mind, we decided to examine Qualcomm’s code in Android devices. During our research, we found multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities in...
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Rogue access points provide attackers with powerful capabilities, but in 2016 modern privacy protections such as HTTPS Everywhere, free TLS certificates and HSTS are de-facto standards. Surely our encrypted traffic is now safe on the local coffee shop network? If not, my VPN will definitely protect me… right? In this talk we’ll reveal how recent improvements in online security and privacy can be undermined by decades old design flaws in obscure specifications. These design weakness can be...
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TASBot is an augmented Nintendo R.O.B. robot that can play video games without any of the button mashing limitations us humans have. By pretending to be a controller connected to a game console, TASBot triggers glitches and exploits weaknesses to execute arbitrary opcodes and rewrite games. This talk will cover how these exploits were found and will explore the idea that breaking video games using Tool-Assisted emulators can be a fun way to learn the basics of discovering security...
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As a matter of fact, it is all about time to reverse engineer the most complex piece of code. Code complicity techniques are usually used just to increase the time and effort needed for reverse engineering. The desired effect of code complicity can be magnified using mechanisms that decrease and narrow the allowed time frame for any reverse engineering attempt into few milliseconds. Such approach can be applied using a metamorphic engine that is aware of the time dimension. Beyond metamorphic...
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So, you think you want to be a penetration tester, or you already are and don’t understand what the difference between you and all the other “so called” penetration testers out there. Think you know the difference between a Red Team, Penetration Test and a Vulnerability assessment? Know how to write a report your clients will actually read and understand? Can you leverage the strengths of your team mates to get through tough roadblocks, migrate, pivot, own and pillage? No? well this talk...
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Active Directory domain privilege escalation is a critical component of most penetration tests and red team assessments, but standard methodology dictates a manual and often tedious process – gather credentials, analyze new systems we now have admin rights on, pivot, and repeat until we reach our objective. Then — and only then — we can look back and see the path we took in its entirety. But that may not be the only, nor shortest path we could have taken. By combining our concept of...
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There are multiple x86 processors in your monitor! OSD, or on-screen-display controllers are ubiquitous components in nearly all modern monitors. OSDs are typically used to generate simple menus on the monitor, allowing the user to change settings like brightness, contrast and input source. However, OSDs are effectively independent general-purpose computers that can: read the content of the screen, change arbitrary pixel values, and execute arbitrary code supplied through numerous control...
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Many Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled deadbolts and padlocks have hit the market recently. These devices promise convenience and security through smartphone control. We investigated sixteen of these products from multiple vendors and discovered wireless vulnerabilities in most of them. Using a $50 antenna, we successfully picked vulnerable locks from over 400 meters away. In this presentation we introduce open source tools to crack each of the vulnerable BLE locks. Furthermore, after...
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Managed Code Rootlets (MCRs) are terrifying post-exploitation attacks that open the doors for cementing and expanding a foothold in a target network. While the concept isn’t new, practical tools for developing MCRs don’t currently exist. Ere Metula released ReFrameworker in 2010 with the ability to inject attack modules into the C# runtime, paving the way for MCRs, but the tool requires the attacker to have knowledge of intermediate languages, does not support other runtimes, and is no...
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In this presentation we are going to explain and demonstrate step by step in a real attack scenario how a remote attacker could elevate privileges in order to take control remotely in a production seismological network located at 183mts under the sea. We found several seismographs in production connected to the public internet providing graphs and data to anyone who connects to the embed web server running at port 80. The seismographs provide real time data based in the perturbations from earth...
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Security assessments of embedded and IoT devices often begin with testing how an attacker could recover firmware from the device. When developers have done their job well you’ll find JTAG locked-up, non-responsive serial ports, locked-down boot, and perhaps even a home brewed secure-boot solution. In this session you’ll learn details of a useful hardware/software penetration technique to attempt when you’ve run out of easier options. We’ve used this technique on two commercial device...
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Much of the time and attention dedicated to modern network security focuses on detecting the contemporary vulnerabilities and exploits which power the breaches that make the headlines. With almost all of the emphasis is placed around the endless cycle of new entry points, we are often overlooking what is perhaps one of the most profoundly interesting aspects of modern network breaches; the post-exploit communication of a compromised system to the attacker—known as command and control. Once...
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Through cooperation between browser vendors and standards bodies in the recent past, numerous standards have been created to enforce stronger client-side control for web applications. As web appsec practitioners continue to shift from mitigating vulnerabilities to implementing proactive controls, each new standard adds another layer of defense for attack patterns previously accepted as risks. With the most basic controls complete, attention is shifting toward mitigating more complex threats. As...
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For 48 years, 9-1-1 has been /the/ emergency telephone number in the United States. It’s also been mired in 48-year-old technology. So let’s just put that on the internet, right? What could possibly go wrong? Without the radical segmentation of the PSTN, the move to IP networks (even the private, managed kind) will bring new 9-1-1 capabilities AND new vulnerabilities. This talk builds on the work of quad, r3plicant, and Peter Hefley (see &lquo;Hacking 911: Adventures in Destruction,...
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It is not uncommon that a software reverse engineer finds themselves desiring to execute a bit of code they are studying in order to better understand that code or alternatively to have that code perform some bit of useful work related to the reverse engineering task at hand. This generally requires access to an execution environment capable of supporting the machine code being studied, both at an architectural level (CPU type) and a packaging level (file container type). Unfortunately, this is...
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Direct from the mind of the guy who bought you the "I will kill you" presentation at DEF CON 23, is another mind bending, entertaining talk. This time it’s bigger and badder than before. Are you sick and tired of your government? Can’t wait another 4 years for an election? Or do you want to be like the CIA and overthrow a government overseas for profit or fun? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions than this talk is for you! Why not create your own cyber mercenary...
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Direct from the mind of the guy who bought you the "I will kill you" presentation at DEF CON 23, is another mind bending, entertaining talk. This time it’s bigger and badder than before. Are you sick and tired of your government? Can’t wait another 4 years for an election? Or do you want to be like the CIA and overthrow a government overseas for profit or fun? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions than this talk is for you! Why not create your own cyber mercenary...
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Deep learning and neural networks have gained incredible popularity in recent years. The technology has grown to be the most talked-about and least well-understood branch of machine learning. Aside from it’s highly publicized victories in playing Go, numerous successful applications of deep learning in image and speech recognition has kickstarted movements to integrate it into critical fields like medical imaging and self-driving cars. In the security field, deep learning has shown good...
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DEF CON has changed for the better since the days at the Alexis Park. It has evolved from a few speaking tracks to an event that still offers the speakers, but also Villages, where you can get hands-on experience and Demo Labs where you can see tools in action. Of course, there is still the Entertainment and Contest Area, as well as Capture The Flag. There is so much more to DEF CON than there was in the past and it is our goal to help you get the best experience possible. In addition to...
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“Super Smash Bros: Melee.” - Furrowed brows, pain in your thumbs, trash talk your Mom would blush to hear. That sweet rush of power you once knew as you beat all the kids on your block will be but a distant memory as SmashBot challenges you to a duel for your pride — live on stage. SmashBot is the Artificial Intelligence I created that plays the cult classic video game Smash Bros optimally. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, remorse, or...
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Historically, machine learning for information security has prioritized defense: think intrusion detection systems, malware classification and bonnet traffic identification. Offense can benefit from data just as well. Social networks, especially Twitter with its access to extensive personal data, bot-friendly API, colloquial syntax and prevalence of shortened links, are the perfect venues for spreading machine-generated malicious content. We present a recurrent neural network that learns to...
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While some domainers allegedly brainstorm ideas for new domains to register while taking a shower, the more successful domain portfolio managers, working at scale, are believed to be ‘data driven.’ DNS queries are a material source of intelligence about domainer opportunities and operations, and also help us to understand the operational constraints around potentially combating domainers, should we want to do so. In this presentation co-authored with Farsight Security Scientist Dr. Joe St...
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A group of highly-armed individuals has just stormed into your office. They are looking to pull data from your computers which are protected with full disk encryption. In order to prevent your screen saver from activating they will likely immediately insert a mouse jiggler to prevent your screensaver lock from activating. This talk will present ways of detecting and defending against such assaults on your system by mouse jiggler wielding individuals. It will also show you how to build your own...
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Ever dreamed of cleaning up at poker, but afraid that you are not good enough to do it on your own? Fear not! The chinese underground got you covered with high-tech concealed cheating devices that automatically read marked cards and whisper them in your ear through an ear-piece. Seems too good to be true? Well those James Bond devices are the real deal: we were able to get our hands onto one of those pricey gadget and they really work. They even come with additional gizmos, like a camera hidden...
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In May of 2015, it was estimated that a pod-based coffee maker could be found in nearly one in three American homes. Despite the continued popularity of these single-cup coffee conjurers at home as well as in the workplace, it has become clear that these devices are not impervious to mechanical and/or electrical failure. It was this intersection of extremely prevalent hardware and relatively short lifespan that prompted me to begin exploring the upper limits of what could be created by...
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I got myself a new toy: A solar array… With it, a little device by a top tier manufacturer that manages its performance and reports SLAs to the cloud. After spending a little time describing why it tickled me pink, I’ll walk you through my research and yes, root is involved! Armed with the results of this pen test, we will cover the vendor’s reaction to the bee sting: ostrich strategy, denial, panic, shooting the messenger and more. Finally, not because I know you get it, but because the...
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Common hotspot software like Chilispot and Sputnik allow anyone to set up a restricted WiFi router or Ethernet network with a captive portal, asking for money, advertising, or personal information in exchange for access to the Internet. In this talk I take a look at how these and similar restrictive networks work, how they identify and restrict users, and how with a little preparation we can reach the Internet regardless of what barriers they throw up. Bio: Grant Bugher has been hacking and...
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Tor is a widely used anonymity network that protects users' privacy and and identity from corporations, agencies and governments. However, Tor remains a practical system with a variety of limitations, some of which were indeed exploited in the recent past. In particular, Tor's security relies on the fact that a substantial number of its nodes do not misbehave. Previous work showed the existence of malicious participating Tor relays. For example, there are some Exit nodes that actively interfere...
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LTE is a more advanced mobile network but not absolutely secure. Recently there already some papers those exposed the vulnerabilities of LTE network. In this presentation, we will introduce one method which jointly exploits the vulnerabilities in tracking area update procedure, attach procedure, and RRC redirection procedure, and finally can force a targeted LTE cellphone to downgrade into a malicious GSM network, then consequently can eavesdrop its data traffic or even voice call. This attack...
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As introduced in our former series of talks ‘LTE vs. Darwin‘ there are quite a few of holes in the LTE specs. Now, having our own Macro BaseStation (an eNodeB) on the desk, we will demonstrate practical approaches to and attacks on real life devices. More and more devices are using mobile radio networks such as GSM, UMTS and LTE and there has already been quite a bit of research on (in)securities on the radio part, but only few people have had a look behind the scenes. Luckily, we had the...
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In this talk, I'll share how I won 4 Twitter contests per day, every day, for 9 months straight. I'll discuss the methods I used, the delightfully random and surprising things I won, and how to run a Twitter contest to prevent people like me from winning. Bio: Hunter Scott is an electrical and computer engineer with over 7 years of experience designing and implementing hardware systems. He has lead electrical development on a variety of projects, from robotics to communication systems. He has...
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Secure Channel (Schannel) is Microsoft's standard SSL/TLS Library underpinning services like RDP, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Windows Update, SQL Server, LDAPS, Skype and many third party applications. Schannel has been the subject of scrutiny in the past several years from an external perspective due to reported vulnerabilities, including a RCE. What about the internals? How does Schannel guard its secrets? This talk looks at how Schannel leverages Microsoft's CryptoAPI-NG (CNG) to cache the...
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There have been over 20,000 data breaches disclosed exposing over 4.8 billion records, with over 4,000 breaches in 2015 alone. It is clear there is no slowdown at all and the state of security is embarrassing. The total cybercrime cost estimates have been astronomical and law enforcement has been struggling to track down even a fraction of the criminals, as usual. Attribution in computer compromises continues to be a surprisingly complex task that ultimately isn’t definitive in most cases....
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A number of toolsets have been around for a while which propose methods for identifying vulnerabilities in kernels, in particular POSIX kernels. However, none of these identified a method for generic fuzzing across Windows and POSIX kernels and have not been updated for some time. This presentation will outline the research which has occurred in order to find exploitable bugs across both Windows and POSIX kernels, focusing on fuzzing system calls and library calls in the Windows environment....
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The CAN bus is really mainstream, and every now and then there are new tools coming out to deal with it. Everyone wants to control vehicles and already knows that you can make the horn honk by replaying that frame you captured. But is this all that there is on this topic? Reversing OEM and third party tools, capturing firmware update files on the fly, and hijacking Security Sessions on a bus are just a few examples of things that can be done as well. For this and more, we will introduce to you...
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You want to phish your company or your client. You’ve never done this for work before, you’ve got a week to do it, and you figure that’s plenty of time. Then someone objects to the pretext at the last minute. Or spam filters block everything. Or you decide to send slowly, to avoid detection, but the third recipient alerts the entire company. Or you can only find 5 target addresses. We’ve all been there on our first professional phishing exercise. What should be as easy as building a two...
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Does the FBI have to tell Apple of the vuln it used to break their iPhone? How many 0days every year go into the NSA arsenal — dozens, hundreds or thousands? Are there any grown-ups in Washington DC watching over FBI or NSA as they decide what vulns to disclose to vendors and which to keep to themselves? These are all key questions which have dominated so much of 2016, yet there’s been relatively little reliable information for us to go on, to learn what the Feds are up to and whether it...
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Is the Internet going to live up to its promise as the greatest force for individual freedom that the world has ever known? Or is the hope for a global community of creative intellectual interaction lost…for now? In last year’s Black Hat keynote—entitled “Lifecycle of a Revolution”—noted privacy and civil liberties advocate Jennifer Granick told the story of the Internet utopians, people who believed that Internet technology could greatly enhance creative and intellectual freedom....
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To improve road safety and driving experiences, autonomous vehicles have emerged recently, and they can sense their surroundings and navigate without human inputs. Although promising and proving safety features, the trustworthiness of these cars has to be examined before they can be widely adopted on the road. Unlike traditional network security, autonomous vehicles rely heavily on their sensory ability of their surroundings to make driving decision, which opens a new security risk. Thus, in...
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As our homes become smarter and more connected we come up with new ways of reasoning about our privacy and security. Vendors promise security, but provide little technical information to back up their claims. Further complicating the matter, many of these devices are closed systems which can be difficult to assess. This talk will explore the validity of claims made by one smart lock manufacturer about the security of their product. The entire solution will be deconstructed and examined all the...
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Spend some time hacking hardware and you’ll eventually render a piece of equipment unusable either by accident or intentionally. Between us, we’ve got decades of bricking experience that we’d like to share. We’ll document the most common ways of temporarily or permanently damaging your hardware and ways to recover, if possible. We’ll also talk about tips on how to avoid bricking your projects in the first place. If you’re getting into hardware hacking and worried about messing...
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At DEF CON 16 in 2008, we released the original BSODomizer (www.bsodomizer.com), an open source VGA pranking tool and introductory hacking platform for the multicore Propeller micro-controller. Hours of productivity were replaced with rage and frustration as unwitting computer users were confronted with fake Blue Screens of Death and revolting ASCII art. But, the world has changed. The machines have risen in capability. HDMI is the graphical transmission protocol of choice and hacking with...
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With this presentation, we take a new approach to reverse engineering. Instead of attempting to decompile code, we seek to undo the work of the linker and produce relocatable files, the typical output of a compiler. The main benefit of the later technique over the former being that it does work. Once achieved universal code ‘reuse’ by relinking those relocatable objects as arbitrary shared libraries, we’ll create a form of binary reflection, add scripting capabilities and in memory...
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The Internet of Things is expected to be involved in the near future in all major aspects of our modern society. On that front, we argue that 6LoWPAN is a protocol that will be a dominant player as it is the only IoT-capable protocol that brings a full IP stack to the smallest devices. As evidence of this, we can highlight the fact that even the latest ZigBee Smart Energy standard is based on ZigBee IP which itself relies on 6LoWPAN, a competitor of the initial ZigBee protocol. Efficient...
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In the past few years, several tools have been released allowing hobbyists to connect to CAN buses found in cars. This is welcomed as the CAN protocol is becoming the backbone for embedded computers found in smart cars. Its use is now even spreading outside the car through the OBD-II connector: usage-based policies from insurance companies, air-pollution control from law enforcement or engine diagnostics from smartphones for instance. Nonetheless, these tools will do no more than what...
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If you’re interested in vulnerability research for fun or profit, or if you’re a beginner and you’re not sure how to progress, it can be difficult to sift through the firehose of technical information that’s out there. Plus there are all sorts of non-technical things that established researchers seem to just know. There are many different things to learn, but nobody really talks about the different paths you can take on your journey. We will provide an overview of key concepts in...
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The number of IMSI-catchers (rogue cell towers) has been steadily increasing in use by hackers and governments around the world. Rogue cell towers, which can be as small as your home router, pose a large security risk to anyone with a phone. If in range, your phone will automatically connect to the rogue tower with no indication to you that anything has happened. At that point, your information passes through the rogue tower and can leak sensitive information about you and your device....
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The use cases for hooking code execution are abundant and this topic is very expansive. EhTracing (pronounced Tracing) is technique that allows monitoring/altering of code execution at a high rate with several distinct advantages. Full context (registers, stack & system state) hooking can be logged without needing to know a function prototype and changes to execution flow can be made as desired. Traditional detours like hooking requires a length disassembly engine than direct binary .text...
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Modern web applications generate a ton of logs. Suites like ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) exist to help manage these logs, and more people are turning to them for their log analysis needs. These logs contain a treasure trove of information regarding bad actors on your site, but surfacing that information in a timely manner can be difficult. When Etsy moved over from Splunk to ELK in mid-2014, we realized that ELK lacked necessary functionality for real-time alerting. We needed a...
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Network telescopes are collections of unused but BGP-announced IP addresses. They collect the pollution of the Internet: scanning, misconfigurations, backscatter from DoS attacks, bugs, etc. For example, several historical studies used network telescopes to examine worm outbreaks. In this talk I will discuss phenomena that have recently induced many sources to send traffic to network telescopes. By examining this pollution we find a wealth of security-related data. Specifically, I’ll touch on...
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Get mirandized for an encrypted world. This talk will cover the legal doctrines and statues our government is perverting to compel individuals into decrypting their data, or conscript technology companies into subverting the security of their own products. We’ll survey the arguments being advanced by prosecutors, the resulting case law, and the ethical dilemmas facing technology companies. The session will cover the rights and civil liberties we’ve already lost, and review the current...
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With minimal to no effort, we can gain SYSTEM level access to hundreds, if not, thousands of machines on the internet [remotely]. No, this is not a new super 1337 exploit and no this is not even a new technique. No super fancy website with poorly designed logo is necessary, there is nothing new here. Tim and Dennis have discovered that something only stupid sysadmins would do turns out to be much more prevalent than expected. What starts off as a sysadmin’s innocent attempt to fix an issue,...
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Continuing the series of hacker foundational skills,  YbfG jvyy nqqerff shaqnzragny fxvyyf gung rirel unpxre fubhyq xabj.  Whfg sbe sha jr jvyy nyfb tb sebz gur guerr onfvp ybtvp tngrf gb n shapgvbany cebprffbe juvyr enpvat n pybpx.  Qb lbh xabj ubj n cebprffbe ernyyl jbexf?  Jul qb lbh pner?  Pbzr svaq bhg.  Bu, naq pelcgb. Bio: Ryan "1o57" Clarke self-identifies as a hacker. Formerly a member of the Advanced Programs Group (APG) at Intel, he continues to do 'security stuff'...
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The presentation will begin by discussing the protocol (http://mqtt.org/) and results from a simple query on shodan, showing the number of servers directly available on the internet. We will then go through the protocol specifications which shows that security is more or less non-existent. We are able to directly connect to many of the servers which are open to the internet, and following protocol specifications, see what devices they are communicating with. We will show how its possible to...
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As bandwidth, computing power, and software advancements have improved over the years, we've begun to see larger and larger DDoS attacks against organizations. Often times these attacks employ techniques such as DNS Amplification to take advantage of servers with very large uplinks. This talk explores a similar technique targeting commonly used throughput testing software typically running on very large uplinks. We will explore the process of attacking this software, eventually compromising it...
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What if your wireless mouse was an effective attack vector? Research reveals this to be the case for mice from Logitech, Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Gigabyte, and Amazon. Dubbed 'MouseJack', this class of security vulnerabilities allows keystroke injection into non-Bluetooth wireless mice. Imagine you are catching up on some work at the airport, and you reach into your laptop bag to pull out your phone charger. As you glance back at your screen, you see the tail end of an ASCII...
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Almost everyone is familiar with feature codes, also known as star codes, such as *67 to block caller ID or *69 to find out who called you last. What if the feature codes could be used as a weapon? Caller ID spoofing, tDOSing (Call flooding), and SMS flooding are known attacks on phone networks, but what happens when they become as easy to launch as dialing *40? Weaponize Your Feature Codes will first take the audience through a brief history of feature codes and common usage, and then...
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Since these last few years our world has been getting smarter and smarter. We may ask ourselves: what does smart mean? It is the possibility of building systems which are nodes of a more complex network, digitally connected to the internet and to the final users. Our cities are becoming one of those networks and over time more and more elements are getting connected to such network: from traffic lights to information signs, from traffic and surveillance cameras to transport systems. This last...
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Over the past year, Apple has consistently added features to prevent exploitation of the iOS kernel. These features, while largely misunderstood, provide a path for understanding of the iOS security model going forward. This talk will examine the history of iOS’s exploit mitigations from iOS 8 to iOS 9.3 in order to teach important features of the architecture. This talk will cover various enhancements that stop attackers from dynamically modifying the functionality of system services, but...
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Yes, we did, we made our own DEF CON black badges. Why? Because we didn't want to wait in line ever again-- Not really. We are a bunch of hackers that always look for a challenge, and what better challenge is there than to try and reverse engineer from scratch three DEF CON black badges? In this talk we will go through the 2 year long process of making the DC14, DC22 and DC23 Black badges which include amazing hacking techniques like social engineering, patience, reverse engineering, EAGLE...
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On Friday morning, August 5th, DARPA will announce the prize winners and recognize the parties responsible for building and competing in the Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), the world's first all-machine hacking tournament, which was completed August 4th. Seven high performance computers will have completed an all-machine Capture the Flag contest, reverse engineering unknown binary software, authoring new IDS signatures, probing the security of opponent software, and re-mixing defended services...
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Many industries, provide consumers with data about the quality, content, and cost of ownership of products, but the software industry leaves consumers with very little data to act upon. In fact when it comes to how secure or weak a product is from a security perspective, there is no meaningful consumer facing data. There has long been a call for the establishment of an independent organization to address this need. Last year, Mudge (from DARPA, Google, and L0pht fame) announced that after...
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Strong end-to-end encryption is legal in the United States today, thanks to our victory in what’s come to be known as the Crypto Wars of the 1990s. But in the wake of Paris and San Bernardino, there is increasing pressure from law enforcement and policy makers, both here and abroad, to mandate so-called backdoors in encryption products. In this presentation, I will discuss in brief the history of the first Crypto Wars, and the state of the law coming into 2016. I will then discuss what...
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Get the latest information about how the law is racing to catch up with technological change from staffers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the nation’s premiere digital civil liberties group fighting for freedom and privacy in the computer age. This session will include updates on current EFF issues such as surveillance online, encryption (and backdoors), and fighting efforts to use intellectual property claims to shut down free speech and halt innovation, discussion of our technology...
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MR. ROBOT is a rare treat - a network television show whose hacker protagonist is a fully realized character with a realistically attainable set of skills. No hyper-typing, no gibberish masquerading as tech jargon, no McGuffins to magically paper over plot holes with hacker dust. MR. ROBOT takes the tech as seriously as the drama. One of the main reasons for this verisimilitude is the work of Kor Adana, MR. ROBOT's advisor on all things hackish. His fingerprints are on every terminal window in...
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Security products should make our computers more secure, not less. Little Snitch is the de facto personal firewall for OS X that aims to secure a Mac by blocking unauthorized network traffic. Unfortunately bypassing this firewall's network monitoring mechanisms is trivial...and worse yet, the firewall's kernel core was found to contain an exploitable ring-0 heap-overflow. #fail Though briefly touching on generic firewall bypass techniques, this talk will largely focus on the kernel-mode...
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Anthony Rose Hacker Ben Ramsey, Hacker Many Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled deadbolts and padlocks have hit the market recently. These devices promise convenience and security through smartphone control. We investigated sixteen of these products from multiple vendors and discovered wireless vulnerabilities in most of them. Using a $50 antenna, we successfully picked vulnerable locks from over 400 meters away. In this presentation we introduce open source tools to crack each of the vulnerable...
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Electronic locks are becoming increasingly common on consumer-grade safes, particularly those used to secure guns. This talk explores vulnerabilities of several UL-listed Type 1 "High Security" electronic safe locks. Using side-channel attacks, we recover the owner-configured keycodes on two models of these locks from outside of locked safes without any damage to the locks or safes. Discussion includes power-line analysis, timing attacks, and lockout-defeat strategies on embedded...
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While traveling through airports, we usually don’t give a second thought about why our boarding passes are scanned at various places. After all, it’s all for the sake of passengers’ security. Or is it? The fact that boarding pass security is broken has been proven many times by researchers who easily crafted their passes, effectively bypassing not just ‘passenger only’ screening, but also no-fly lists. Since then, not only security problems have not been solved, but boarding passes...
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With the rise of the Internet of Things, the line between the physical and the digital is growing ever more hazy. Devices that once only existed in the tangible world are now accessible by anyone with a network connection. Even physical security systems, a significant part of any large organization’s overall security posture, are being given network interfaces to make management and access more convenient. But that convenience also significantly increases the risk of attack, and hacks that...
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Cloud service providers offer their customers the ability to deploy virtual machines in a multi-tenant environment. These virtual machines are typically connected to the physical network via a virtualized network configuration. This could be as simple as a bridged interface to each virtual machine or as complicated as a virtual switch providing more robust networking features such as VLANs, QoS, and monitoring. At DEF CON 23, we presented how attacks known to be successful on physical switches...
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Samsung announced many layers of security to its Pay app. Without storing or sharing any type of user’s credit card information, Samsung Pay is trying to become one of the securest approaches offering functionality and simplicity for its customers. This app is a complex mechanism which has some limitations relating security. Using random tokenize numbers and implementing Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology, which do not guarantee that every token generated with Samsung Pay would be...
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