Malicious attackers are tireless as they search for personal and professional information; and they want it all. That information provides attackers with the knowledge needed to coordinate an approach that will elicit the right emotional response to achieve the desired compromise or breach. Where are they finding all this information? Let’s take a look at […]
2017 proved to be a huge year for Social-Engineer. Complete with 2 (you read that right) SE Capture the Flags. This means our report this year is compiled from data from both of the SECTF’s. Hundreds of hours of analysis and hundreds of pieces of data all put together for the first mutli-SECTF Annual report. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
We are excited to announce the launch of The Human Track CFP is now open. Be quick about applying as we are closing the doors May 15! See you at DEF CON!