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
I enjoyed the Hashdays conference very much. For those who missed my talk, read this blog post. And now, more about other talks. Christien Rioux (@dildog) opened the conference with an interesting and unusual keynote about how hackers evolve (or not) through years. He illustrated his talk with his own experience, a lot of hacking at first, then improving his hacks and finally managing his own teams and company. He went through a few golden rules to be a good manager (such as how to earn respect from one's team). I guess everybody has different... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Nov 07, 2012  |  Filed in: Security Research