• Whoever Fights Monsters: Aaron Barr, Anonymous, and Ourselves

    I was part of a panel scheduled with Aaron Barr and Josh Corman that was moderated by Paul Roberts at DEF CON 19 in 2011. Due to legal concerns regarding HBGary, Barr had to bow out last minute and Kryptia stepped in to participate. He began wearing a disguise so the audience thought it might […]

  • 2007 Black Hat / DEF CON

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 – Black Hat – Day 1 Flight was uneventful. McCarran has a new car rental complex a ways from the airport. Leaving the complex dumps you directly on the strip, how convenient! I imagine someone on the tourism board is happy with themselves. Rented from Hertz as usual. While I did […]

  • DEF CON/BlackHat Thoughts

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] I keep telling myself, “keep it short!” since writing about a week in Las Vegas tends to be wordy. No promises! Some 3000 people apparently showed for BlackHat briefings and it showed. Despite that much money coming in and the amount of warning Caesars/BH had before the […]

  • OSVDB at BlackHat/DEF CON 14

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] Once again, many of the folks from OSVDB will be in Las Vegas this week, attending BlackHat Briefings and Defcon. Hopefully you can track one of us down for some OSVDB schwag and maybe have a beer while discussing the best way to get Jake to do […]

  • Fiasco: BlackHat, Cisco, ISS, Lynn

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] There are far too many articles covering this topic to justify me rewriting the story in my own words. So in summary, relevant links with background. End up with Schneier’s commentary for a good summary and additional links. BlackHat Briefings: Cisco IOS Security Architecture by Michael Lynnhttp://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-usa-05/bh-usa-05-schedule.html […]

  • OSVDB at DEF CON 13

    [This was originally published on the OSVDB blog.] Several project leaders and OSVDB volunteers will be attending DEF CON 13 later this week. If you would like to meet up, hang out, ask questions or pledge time (booze?!), feel free to track us down. Odds are we will be around the Alexis Park pool during […]

  • The Not-So-Scientific Process

    [This was originally published on attrition.org.] During a recent trip to New York to attend HOPE 2000, I was introduced to a new project underway to help “dispel the myths about hackers”. Founded by a four person team at the Laurentian University School of Commerce, they have devised a survey to help “further Hackerdom’s growth by enabling […]

  • #090: Defcon ][

    [F.U.C.K. is an e-zine that I started on January 24, 1993 and ended on January 24, 2000. One concept is that articles should be timeless if possible, so they were not released with dates. As such, the date on this blog is not exact but I will try to use a date as close as […]