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1 “Find out what you don’t know…”

2 Agenda Introduction To disclose or not to disclose What is Defcon Defcon 12 Presentations The Future Questions

3 Introduction Who am I? Why am I here? What are we talking about?

4 To disclose or not to disclose… Vulnerability disclosure – Long running debate – Most security companies have a formal disclosure policy CERT/CC - Microsoft - - – Provide various levels of information – But how much information should be provided

5 What is Defcon? One of many different “underground” conferences: Defcon (Aug)Las Vegas, NV Toorcon (Sep)San Diego, CA PhreakNIC (Oct)Nashville, TN HOPE (Jul)New York, NY

6 What is Defcon? Defcon is a convention for the more "underground" elements of the computer culture. Defcon is geared towards hackers, programmers, phreaks, cyberpunks, cypherpunks, open source hackers, civil liberty and privacy advocates, HAMs, casual bystanders, lookieloos, feds, reporters, and anyone interested in seeing what's going on in the computer underground today. –

7 Defcon 12 Presentations A few starting points: – This presentation is just the tip of the iceberg – Over 70+ presentations at Defcon Look at examples of presentations that effect: – Securing Workstations – Passwords – Trouble on the Internet – Personal Responsibility

8 Defcon 12 Presentations Securing Workstations Black Ops of TCP/IP 2004 – Dan Kaminsky DNS – Domain Name System – Converts human readable names into IP addresses DNS tunneling – allows communication via a covert channel Many interesting uses/issues with protocol presentations/Kaminsky/dc-12-kaminsky.ppt presentations/Kaminsky/dc-12-kaminsky.ppt

9 Defcon 12 Presentations Securing Workstations The Insecure Workstation – The Results of Poorly Defined and Deployed Group Policies – By Deral Heiland Windows group policies are not bullet proof Misconceptions – If I can’t get around it - it must be secure – They aren’t hackers they won’t figure a way around it – So they break out of it. That don’t matter (There is nothing important there) presentations/Heiland/dc-12-heiland-up.ppt presentations/Heiland/dc-12-heiland-up.ppt

10 Defcon 12 Presentations Passwords MySQL Passwords – Password Strength and Cracking – By Devin Egan How to crack MySQL passwords Why? For auditing. Best practices for MySQL passwords 12-presentations/Egan/dc-12-egan.ppt 12-presentations/Egan/dc-12-egan.ppt

11 Defcon 12 Presentations Trouble on the Internet Mutating the Mutators – Metamorphic computer virus – Sean O’Toole “How-To” make a virus harder to detect Pseudo code given in presentation 12-presentations/OTool/dc-12-otool.ppt 12-presentations/OTool/dc-12-otool.ppt

12 Defcon 12 Presentations Trouble on the Internet Far More Than You Ever Wanted To Tell – Hidden Data in Document Formats – By Maximillian Dornseif The problem – The format of data files can be complex and they are getting more and more complex This problem is not limited to just MS Office data files – Other formats such as HTML, JPEG as well as many others have problems BlackHat/HiddenData-LV.pdf BlackHat/HiddenData-LV.pdf

13 Defcon 12 Presentations Trouble on the Internet Credit Card Networks Revisited: Penetration in Real-Time – By Robert Imhoff-Dousharm “This interactive demonstration will give first hand experience in understanding and searching out credit card traffic on TCP/IP networks. It will also demonstrate how to deconstruct, rebuild and transmit rouge credit card packets. As an added bonus, prizes will be handed out to those who can craft and transmit rouge packets by end of speech. My incentives and guidance will illustrate how vulnerable credit card data is on merchant networks.“ Duncan/dc-12-imhoff-duncan.ppt Duncan/dc-12-imhoff-duncan.ppt

14 Defcon 12 Presentations Personal Responsibility Bluesnarfing – The risk from digital pickpockets – By Adam Laurie, Martin Herfurt Bluesnarfing – First publicized by A L Digital, November 2003 – ‘Snarf’ – network slang for ‘taking an unauthorized copy’ – Copy data via Bluetooth, including phonebook, calendar, IM and images presentations/Laurie-Herfurt/dc-12-laurie-herfurt.zip presentations/Laurie-Herfurt/dc-12-laurie-herfurt.zip

15 Defcon 12 Presentations Personal Responsibility

16 Attacking Windows Mobile PDA’s – By Seth Fogie Intrinsically lacking in security Contain sensitive information – Passwords – Names / Addresses / Phone Number – Credit Card Information – Proprietary business information – Personal – Business presentations/Fogie/dc-12-fogie.pdf presentations/Fogie/dc-12-fogie.pdf

17 The Future Security will continue to be a challenge – How much security is enough – Cost vs. protection – Is it working – Preparing for the unknown Never under estimate the threat KNOWLEDGE is the key Defcon 13 – July 29-31, 2005

18 Questions?

19 Links Defcon – Defcon Media Archive – archives.html Sound of Knowledge – odedatarq=2000-DEFCON&ac=DEFCON


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