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July 23, 2009

BlackHat Picks 2009

It's time for the yearly BlackHat picks. Without further ado, here's where you'll have a good chance of finding me next week. Of course, you know what they say about the best laid schemes -- there is no way I will actually make it to all of these, but as of now, this is what's caught my interest:

Day 1

  • John McDonald & Chris Valasek: Practical Windows XP/2003 Heap Exploitation
  • Andrea Barisani & Daniele Bianco: Sniff keystrokes with Lasers /Voltmeters
  • Mark Dowd, Ryan Smith & David Dewey: The Language of Trust
  • Thomas Ptacek, David Goldsmith & Jeremy Rauch: Hacking Capitalism '09
  • Pwnie Awards

Day 2

  • Zane Lackey & Luis Miras: Attacking SMS
  • Jeremiah Grossman & Trey Ford: Mo' Money Mo' Problems
  • Joe Grand, Jacob Appelbaum & Chris Tarnovsky: "Smart" Parking Meter Implementations, Globalism, and You
  • Jesse Burns: Exploratory Android Surgery
  • Vincenzo Iozzo & Charlie Miller: Post Exploitation Bliss - Loading Meterpreter on a Factory iPhone

Chris Wysopal, Tyler Shields, and I will all be around next week so if you're interested in learning more about Veracode or just catching up in the hallway track, shoot over an email or a tweet.

In the comments: Which talks are you excited about?

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Chris Eng, Chief Research Officer, is responsible for integrating security expertise into Veracode’s technology. In addition to helping define and prioritize the security feature set of the Veracode service, he consults frequently with customers to discuss and advance their application security initiatives. With over 15 years of experience in application security, Chris brings a wealth of practical expertise to Veracode.

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