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May 25 2017

The Future of Entangled Security States – Quantum Computing Conference in Berlin

Quantum computing is a fashionable term these days. Some IT news articles are talking about post-quantum cryptography, qbits, and more quantum stuff. If you don’t know how the terms relate to each other, what entangled states in quantum physics are, and what everything has to do with computing, then you will have a hard time […]

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May 23 2017

Biometrics and Failures in understanding Security – Copy & Paste Iris Scans

Biometrics has an irresistible attraction. Simply by mentioning the fact that you can measure parts (or surfaces) of the body and convert them to numbers a lot of people are impressed out of their mind. Literally. In theory biometric information serves as a second set of data to be used for any purposes. A common […]

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May 16 2017

Disinformation Warfare – Attribution makes you Wannacry

After the Wannacry malware wreaked havoc in networks, ticket vending machines, companies, and hospitals the clean-up has begun. This also means that the blame game has started. The first round of blame was distributed between Microsoft and the alleged inspiration for the code. The stance on vulnerabilities of security researchers is quite clear. Weaknesses in […]

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May 14 2017

Wannacry, Code Red, and „Cyber“ Warfare

Society and businesses increasingly rely on networked infrastructure. This is not news. Worms that used networks to spread to new hosts in order to infect them is also not news. Code Red did this back in 2001. There is a new worm going around. Its name is Wannacry, and it is allegedly based on published […]

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May 12 2017

DeepSec welcomes SEC Consult as Sponsor for 2017!

Testing products, production code, security measures, or the overall security of infrastructure is hard work. The typical needs in term of information technology for a company or an organisation has become a variety of components that need to be maintained and hardened against attacks. The devil is in the details. In order to find critical […]

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May 11 2017

DeepSec welcomes Digital Guardian as Sponsor for 2017

No event can be done with supporters, and so we welcome Digital Guardian as sponsor for the upcoming DeepSec 2017 conference! If you have data in your organisation, then you might be interested in talking to Digital Guardian’s experts, because they know a lot about what data does, where it lives, what endpoints really are, […]

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May 01 2017

Call for Papers: 1st Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTs) 2017

ROOTs 2017 The first Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTs) 2017 opens its call for papers. ROOTs is the first European symposium of its kind, ROOTS aims to provide an industry-friendly academic platform to discuss trends in exploitation, reversing, offensive techniques, and effective protections. Submissions should provide novel attack forms, describe novel reversing techniques, or […]

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April 28 2017

DeepINTEL Update, Science First Campaign, Early Birds, and other News

The Easter break is over. We didn’t sleep (much), and we did not look for Easter eggs in software either. Instead we did a bit of work behind the scenes. DeepSec 2017 will have some more content due to the co-hosted ROOTs workshop. The full call for papers will be ready on 1 May 2017. […]

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April 25 2017

Applied Crypto Hardening Project is looking for Help

Hopefully many of you know the Applied Crypto Hardening (ACH) project, also known as BetterCrypto.org. The project was announced at DeepSec 2013. The idea was (and is) to compile hands-on advice for system administrators, dev ops, developers, and others when it comes to selecting the right crypto configuration for an application. The BetterCrypto.org document covers […]

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April 01 2017

SS8 – Replacement for Insecure Signalling System No. 7 (SS7) Protocol revealed

The ageing SS7 protocol has reached it’s end of life. Security experts around the world have criticised vulnerabilities a long time ago. SS7 even facilitated unsolicited surveillance attacks. What’s more, it has its own talks at the annual Chaos Communication Congress – which is a clear sign of fail if there is more than one presentation […]

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March 27 2017

DeepINTEL / DeepSec News for 2017 and Call for Papers

Changing code, layout or designs have something in common – deadlines. But you cannot rush creativity, and so the new design of the DeepSec web site took some time. The old design has served us well. We basically did not change much and used it since 2007. The new design follows the stickers we use […]

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May 23 2017

Biometrics and Failures in understanding Security – Copy & Paste Iris Scans

Biometrics has an irresistible attraction. Simply by mentioning the fact that you can measure parts (or surfaces) of the body and convert them to numbers a lot of people are impressed out of their mind. Literally. In theory biometric information serves as a second set of data to be used for any purposes. A common […]

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May 16 2017

Disinformation Warfare – Attribution makes you Wannacry

After the Wannacry malware wreaked havoc in networks, ticket vending machines, companies, and hospitals the clean-up has begun. This also means that the blame game has started. The first round of blame was distributed between Microsoft and the alleged inspiration for the code. The stance on vulnerabilities of security researchers is quite clear. Weaknesses in […]

The post Disinformation Warfare – Attribution makes you Wannacry appeared first on .

May 14 2017

Wannacry, Code Red, and „Cyber“ Warfare

Society and businesses increasingly rely on networked infrastructure. This is not news. Worms that used networks to spread to new hosts in order to infect them is also not news. Code Red did this back in 2001. There is a new worm going around. Its name is Wannacry, and it is allegedly based on published […]

The post Wannacry, Code Red, and „Cyber“ Warfare appeared first on .

May 12 2017

DeepSec welcomes SEC Consult as Sponsor for 2017!

Testing products, production code, security measures, or the overall security of infrastructure is hard work. The typical needs in term of information technology for a company or an organisation has become a variety of components that need to be maintained and hardened against attacks. The devil is in the details. In order to find critical […]

The post DeepSec welcomes SEC Consult as Sponsor for 2017! appeared first on .

May 11 2017

DeepSec welcomes Digital Guardian as Sponsor for 2017

No event can be done with supporters, and so we welcome Digital Guardian as sponsor for the upcoming DeepSec 2017 conference! If you have data in your organisation, then you might be interested in talking to Digital Guardian’s experts, because they know a lot about what data does, where it lives, what endpoints really are, […]

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May 01 2017

Call for Papers: 1st Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTs) 2017

ROOTs 2017 The first Reversing and Offensive-Oriented Trends Symposium (ROOTs) 2017 opens its call for papers. ROOTs is the first European symposium of its kind, ROOTS aims to provide an industry-friendly academic platform to discuss trends in exploitation, reversing, offensive techniques, and effective protections. Submissions should provide novel attack forms, describe novel reversing techniques, or […]

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April 28 2017

DeepINTEL Update, Science First Campaign, Early Birds, and other News

The Easter break is over. We didn’t sleep (much), and we did not look for Easter eggs in software either. Instead we did a bit of work behind the scenes. DeepSec 2017 will have some more content due to the co-hosted ROOTs workshop. The full call for papers will be ready on 1 May 2017. […]

The post DeepINTEL Update, Science First Campaign, Early Birds, and other News appeared first on .

April 25 2017

Applied Crypto Hardening Project is looking for Help

Hopefully many of you know the Applied Crypto Hardening (ACH) project, also known as BetterCrypto.org. The project was announced at DeepSec 2013. The idea was (and is) to compile hands-on advice for system administrators, dev ops, developers, and others when it comes to selecting the right crypto configuration for an application. The BetterCrypto.org document covers […]

The post Applied Crypto Hardening Project is looking for Help appeared first on .

April 01 2017

SS8 – Replacement for Insecure Signalling System No. 7 (SS7) Protocol revealed

The ageing SS7 protocol has reached it’s end of life. Security experts around the world have criticised vulnerabilities a long time ago. SS7 even facilitated unsolicited surveillance attacks. What’s more, it has its own talks at the annual Chaos Communication Congress – which is a clear sign of fail if there is more than one presentation […]

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