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The main issue with Hack.Lu this year was that there were too many interesting things in parallel: interesting talks, workshops, CTF... :) Talks 19 year old Filippo Valsorda talked about the setup of https://filippo.io/Heartbleed/ (heartbleed testing website) and his surprise at how many requests the website got. Several end-users also misunderstood the site and thought he would fix the issue, not just say if vulnerable. Attila Marosi presented his reverse engineering of some leaked Android FinSpy spyware. His tools to run a fake FinFisher server... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Nov 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Security Research
Razvan Benchea and Dragos Gavrilut in the middle of their presentation I am very happy to have been at VB 2013 once again. The talks were quite interesting. If you were not able to attend, here's the write-up of some presentations I went to. This post is the first in a three part series. Click here for Part 2 and here for Part 3 Andrew Lee - Ethics and the AV industry in the age of WikiLeaks (Keynote) Andrew showed that surveillance programs were not new (the FISA Act dates back to 1978) and that they exist in numerous countries (not only the... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Oct 10, 2013  |  Filed in: Security Research
Zerg Rush - Image courtesy of http://sheezyart.com/art/view/1244706/ As you probably do not know, I am a StarCraft II player. I really hadn't expected it to be of any use to my job as an analyst, until yesterday where I read this tweet: "I don't even know what 'zerg rush' means and now I can't google for answer either" This is about the first time I am going to be able to boast for some StarCraft culture! Yeah! :)) StarCraft is real time strategy game developed by Blizzard. It features three different races: Zerg, Terran, Protoss. Each race... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Jun 19, 2012  |  Filed in: Security Research