Blackhat 2011 Recap

Friday, January 28, 2011, 10-11am in PHO 339
Speaker: Ari Trachtenberg, Boston University Electrical and Computer Engineering

NISLAB weekly seminar, in conjuction with the RISCS center


This month’s Blackhat conference covered a frightening array of potential exploits, including:

  • Setting up rogue base stations to take over cellphones
  • Attempts at technical attribution of the Stuxnet worm
  • Bypassing tamper-evident seals
  • Counterattacking hackers
  • Making your cellphone look like a mouse
  • Attacking the clouds

This presentation will cover as many of these as time allows, with an *attempt* to minimize required technical background.

Supported with funds from the College of Engineering Inaugural Innovative Engineering Education Faculty Fellowship.