The 1-day training from last TROOPERS has become a 2-day training, featuring even more real-world attacks and defenses as well as new hands-on sessions! We’ll teach you, step by step, how to spot and exploit crypto vulnerabilities, how to use the strongest forms of state-of-the-art cryptography to secure modern systems (like IoT or mobile applications), and bring you up to speed on the latest and greatest developments in the world of cryptography, such as TLS 1.3, blockchains, and post-quantum crypto. Continue reading “TR17 Training: Crypto attacks and defenses”Continue reading
Recently I’ve started some research on MikroTik’s RouterOS, the operating system that ships with RouterBOARD devices. As I’m running such a device myself, one day I got curious about security vulnerabilities that have been reported on the operating system and the running services as it comes with tons of features. Searching for known vulnerabilities in RouterOS on Google doesn’t really yield a lot of recent security related stuff. So I thought, there is either a lack of (public) research or maybe it is super secure… 🙂
Not really satisfied with the outcome of my research about previous research one day I thought I give it a shot and just take a quick look at the management interfaces, mainly the web interface. As it turns out, there could be a third explanation for the lack of security related search results on Google: obfuscation. The communication of the web interface is obfuscated, most likely encrypted, which may discourages researchers that just came around to search for low hanging fruits. Continue reading “Implementing an Obsolete VPN Protocol on Top of HTTP: Because Why Not?”Continue reading
Yesterday the US-CERT released a Technical Alert (TA16-144A) about the recently found WPAD Name Collision Vulnerability. We will give you a summary about the vulnerability as well as the basic mechanisms here.Continue reading
This blog post will give a brief overview about how a simple IoT device can be assessed. It will show a basic methodology, what tools can be used for different tasks and how to solve problems that may arise during analyses. It is aimed at readers that are interested in how such a device can be assessed, those with general interest in reverse engineering or the ones who just want to see how to technically approach an unknown device.
This post will most likely not cover any vulnerabilities per se. However, it outlines weaknesses which affect a wide range of IoT devices so various aspects are applicable to other devices and scenarios.Continue reading
After being on the market for a few months now, Microsoft started quite a large advertising campaign in Germany for its new Surface RT . We had a comprehensive look at the new tablet PC and here are a few thoughts and impressions:
Running a slightly reduced ARM version of Windows 8, I heard somebody calling it “Windows 8 Home”, which in comparison to older versions hits the spot, Microsoft offers an easily usable interface. Software is reduced to market apps (the minimal run level on a plain Windows is 0, any, and 8, Microsoft, on Windows RT), so you can’t just install your favourite app, or can you?
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