1Black Hat, DefCon Put Car Hacking, Web Privacy on Center Stage
2Will the Internet Remain Open?
The question of Internet freedom is one that Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, discussed in her keynote. Looking out 20 years into the future, Granick worries that Internet users won’t be aware of technology decisions made by others that affect their rights and privacy.
3Jeep Hacking Details Revealed
In front of an overflowing room, Twitter security researcher Charles Miller and IOactive Director of Vehicle Security Research Chris Valasek took great pleasure in a highly entertaining hour-long session detailing the steps and the outcome of their car hacking research. The demonstrated how they hacked a Jeep remotely.
4Android Patches Stagefright
5Satellite Tracking Flaws Exposed
6Funtenna Turns Radio Into Hacker Tool
7Vendors Show Their Wares at Black Hat
8Terminator Makes a Black Hat Appearance
9FBI Comes to Black Hat to Recruit
10OPM Wins the Pwnie for Most Epic Fail
One of the many categories at the Pwnie Awards is for the Most Epic Fail, with this year’s nominees including the Ashley Madison and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hacks. OPM came away with this year’s Most Epic Fail award, as the hack of its systems put the records of 25.7 million Americans at risk.
The new Car Hacking Village at DefCon provided an opportunity for attendees to learn and hack modern automotive systems, including anti-lock brakes, driver information systems and other connected systems.