Building

Troopers 19 – Hack your badge

Sadly, TROOPERS 19 is already over. I had great fun meeting all of you, helping you with your badge problems and seeing others hacking on their badges for example to get custom images on there.

With this year’s badge we wanted to give you something you can reuse after the conference, learn new things new build something on your own.

As promised in our talk Jeff and I would like to give you a short introduction into the badge internals. Along with this post we will release the source code for the badge firmware, the provisioning server and the schematics for the PCB.

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Breaking

A few notes on WordPress Security

Taking a look at the CVE List for WordPress, most vulnerabilities aren’t found within the WordPress core but inside of third-party plugins and themes.

Today, let’s talk about WordPress.

Performing a WordPress assessment might seem boring at first as core functionality [tested] and configuration does not allow for extensive security misconfigurations. Luckily, most instances use plugins and themes to add features not offered by the WordPress core.

In this blog post I would like to discuss the findings and how I discovered them. Also, I will describe different vendor responsiveness reaching from not responding at all, to not understanding the issue to fast and professional responses kindly asking for a review of the updated code ready for deployment. Continue reading “A few notes on WordPress Security”

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