HTML5, the new Web standard that will make it easier to develop websites and applications that run on various screen sizes, is also vulnerable to stealth attacks and silent exploits, a security researcher said at the Black Hat security conference.
A new survey of Black Hat attendees shows many are not afraid to fight back against hackers with their own tactics. But the legalities of cyberspace can be complex – particularly when organizations consider whether offense is the best defense.
At Black Hat, a panel of security and privacy experts talked bluntly about their mistust of government, changing nature of cyber-attacks and exploits, and the future of security at a panel on the first day of Black Hat security conference at Las Vegas.
To catch the adversaries, organizations must focus on intelligence, former FBI exec Shawn Henry told an audience at the Black Hat conference. They need to think strategically, collect information, analyze the situation, and execute.
The idea of teaching someone how to hack almost always generates a negative visceral reaction, because the assumption is that you intend to teach someone how to become a criminal. However, an understanding of hacking no more makes a criminal than an understanding of karate makes someone use the discipline maliciously.
Drawing parallels with the SCADA industry, researcher Jay Radcliffe gave a personal account of his experience of having Type 1 diabetes and how various devices he uses control his diabetes could be manipulated by "evil doers" at this week's Black Hat Conference.
Las Vegas is about to transform into Hackertown, USA. This week, thousands of hackers from across the country and around the world will assemble in Las Vegas for a series of hacker conferences, including the most anticipated and hottest conference of the year, Black Hat USA 2011.
Online gambling sites face security challenges from a number of different sources. First, there’s the external hacker, who at his own convenience – from his home, a cafe or on the road – can launch attacks in attempt to steal sensitive data, raise havoc or commit fraud.
Why is Julian Assange getting all the ethical hacking harshing? Isn’t this Jeff Moss inviting similar rule-breaking, convention-smashing mayhem into our country, nay the world, by inviting hackers to come to these events and tell everyone how to break into important stuff?