NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, July 28, 2005

Black Hat 2005, Day 1 Posted by Ero @ 02:14 GMT

Day one has been pretty good indeed.

The 5 simultaneous tracks started this morning, not without some juicy bits. As it can be seen from the photos, the slides for a presentation were literally cut off from the briefings. The topic of the presentation was no other than remote execution on IOS, in short, gaining control of the OS running in most of the world's critical Internet network infrastructure. Needless to say it's rather serious.
Besides the slides being removed the presentation was nearly cancelled. The presenter, Michael Lynn, resigned from his employer prior to the talk, in order to be able to deliver it, and sure it was an interesting one.

The day followed with lots of other interesting talks: USB vulnerabilities, basically taking the play part in Plug & Play to a new level; SSH hijacking, and remote windows kernel exploitation. It's rather difficult to choose what to attend.

Looking forward to tomorrow's presentations, logging off...

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