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!
Back in 2015 we reported on the possible vulnerabilities in the IoT web-connected Hello Barbie doll, and the possibility of privacy and security breaches from the cloud stored communications of children. Two weeks ago Germany banned the interactive Cayla doll from stores and issued warnings to parents that had purchased it. The Cayla doll was […]
We know it’s only February, but it’s time to start thinking about DEF CON 25 and the Social Engineer Capture the Flag competition (SECTF for those of you in the know). The SECTF is your chance to publicly schmooze, vish, elicit, smooth-talk, and social engineer in front of an eager audience of peers for […]
People lie. It’s a fact of life. Recently at my 10 year reunion, I overheard people say they worked in everything from medicine to engineering, when I knew that these people worked in a big box retail store occasionally moving shelves and stocking meds. My wife lies to me every time I get excited about […]
Friday, October 21st was a rough day for many on the internet. This was the day a massive DDoS attack took place against Dyn DNS; taking sites like Twitter, Amazon, New York Times, and many others off line. With our favorite social media tools down OSINT was slim, so we had to find other ways […]
Recent headlines have thrown social engineering tactics back into the spotlight and with the election, it’s no wonder that the candidates are the primary targets of attacks. In recent months Robert Podesta, Colin Powell and the Democratic National Convention have had emails dumped to WikiLeaks by persons unknown. While many of these are attributed […]
The chaos that is DEF CON once again has come and gone like a raging bull in the streets of Spain. While we all feel a little gored, we thought it would be good to give you some of the highlights. The madness that was Black Hat had just ended; Chris and Michele had one […]
It’s nothing new that when we’re on the Internet, somewhere, a small portion of our semi-personal or personal data is being cached. We’re a society used to being watched in some form or another while online. And sad to say, most people just accept this. However, what about when that steps over the line from […]