Black Hat Briefings 2007 are safely behind us and DEF CON 15 is in full swing.
What was hot this year? VoIP. Detecting and hiding virtual rootkits. Gaining access to intranets via users that are browsing public websites. iPhone.
Of course, having around 4000 (!) attendees in one location creates quite real problems for any conference. Regardless of having seven simultaneous tracks in huge rooms, popular talks still left lots of audience sitting on the floor. As an example, here's a photo taken during HD Moore's and Valsmith's presentation.
And seeing 4000 people eat lunch complete with table service together at the same time in one hall is frankly quite amazing. On the first day lunch was chicken. I think we emptied a medium-sized chicken farm.
We did a presentation on the Status of Cell Phone Malware in 2007. A big thanks for Jarno Niemela for helping out with the live demos.
The presentation went very well and all demos succeeded although we were worried about the sometimes spotty connectivity of some US carriers. Slides are available here (PDF). Audio will be available later on Black Hat's media archives.