Advances in Machine Learning


Back in March we talked about Adobe’s Project VoCo which could recreate someone’s speech with only twenty minutes of recorded dialogue.  Now just a few months later, Lyrebird claims it can recreate any voice with just one minute of recorded speech!  Lyrebird also says it can make that speech have any intonation or emotion, from […]

DEF CON 25: The SEVillage Wrap-Up


It’s been 3 weeks (give and take a few days) since DEF CON 25. As a team we’ve been living on copious amounts of caffeine and DayQuil, working through our ConFlu. Now that the fevers have lowered we have finally put ourselves together enough to start reliving all the amazing moments we had at DEF […]

Researchers Use Sound Waves to control a Smartphone (seriously) and a Car (theoretically)


What does that Fitbit, that you are wearing on your wrist to track your steps, have in common with smartphones, automobiles, medical devices, anti-theft devices, and drones? Give up?…. micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers. These little devices are being used in cell phones for step counters, user interface control, switching between portrait and landscape mode, […]

Web Beacons for Social Engineering Reconnaissance


Most of you have heard about cookies on the internet, but Web Beacons take tracking your browsing habits a step further. Web Beacons (aka: Tracking Pixels, Web Bugs, and Tracking Beacons) are mainly used by marketers to track how well an email, advertisement, or article is being received by their audience.  Usually these 1×1 pixel […]

The SECTF is Coming to DerbyCon!


Yes, you have read this correctly. This year in the SEVillage at DerbyCon, Social-Engineer will be holding its first ever Social Engineering Capture The Flag event at DerbyCon!

Children Hacking Websites


As a parent of an 11-year-old boy, I always wonder what he’s going to get himself into. (usually after reflecting on what I did when I was younger) I didn’t want him not to use technology, so I started him off with an iPod then when I got a new iPad, I gave him my […]

SECTF4Kids & SECTF4Teens at DEF CON 25


You have been hitting refresh on your keyboard nonstop.  You have been nagging your parents.  Even some of you have gotten your parents to email us asking when we will announce….. The time is here. The SECTF4Kids is back for a 5th year and the all new SECTF4Teens is now live and waiting for you […]