Presenting at HOPE 6 in NYC

I confirmed last weekend that I will be presenting at the 6th HOPE conference again this year in New York City. I submitted 2 talks, but they were after the deadline, so only 1 was accepted.

The talk that was accepted is actually not a normal presentation, but more of an event. It will be the first episode of season 4 of Binary Revolution Radio and will have both myself and several others on stage with me including nottheory, zer0db, and others according to availability.

But what will the show contain? That is the question…

The show will be 1.5 hours long and will focus mainly on the conference itself and the experiences of the weekend. It WILL NOT be pre-scripted or planned. It will be impromptu and very light-hearted and will include interviews with several people from the audience, so bring your questions and comments with you. We will probably bring some random people onto the show and some special surprise guests as well.

We will have some free stuff to give out to audience members who participate in the show and we will be getting together directly afterwards to hang out and grab some food as a group activity for BinRev forum members and supporters.

There will be an announcement at the end of the show pertaining to the future of Binary Revolution Radio, so stick around until the end! “The Revolution Will Be Digitized!”

The Art of electronic Deduction

My presentation from interz0ne 5 is now available for download. The Powerpoint file is included below with this post and the article is finally up over on docdroppers.org right here.

The presentation covers a lot more than the article does, but the articles goes into more depth and does a better job of explaining some of the examples used. Feel free to use and/or redistribute these files as explained in our standard creative commons license.

The Art of Electronic Deduction <== .PPT

Presenting at Interz0ne 5

The schedule for interz0ne 5 has just been released and my presentation (based on my blacklisted411 article) has been accepted. I will be presenting at 4 PM on the main speaking track.

If you are going to be at interz0ne, please be sure to stop by my presentation and our table in the lobby to say hello and hang out!

There are quite a few additions to the presentation itself as compared to the article…

The original article dealt with the amount of information that could be surmised from simply looking at screen shots or shoulder-surfing a person. A simple glance at a persons screen could generate a wealth of information. The first half of this presentation will give several examples of this. This presentation will be HIGHLY INTERACTIVE!! There will be several examples of questions for the audience. Anyone can play along and you may be surprised at how much information that you can put together as we go along.

The second half of the presentation will branch off of the visible analysis and move onto concepts of metadata. This is a natural transition depending on your visual clues that can continue your detective work with or without physical access to the machine. I think that we all know that with physical access, we can eventually find anything and everything that we want. But physical access is not always necessary to arrive at a conclusion. I hope to demonstrate that through this presentation.

NOTE: Here is a secret about the presentation for anyone who read this post… There will be a special question for the audience at the end of this presentation, so make sure you pay attention from start to finish so that you are prepared for it.

Article published – Summer 2005 2600

I got home from presenting at Defcon 13 and sometime over the weekend, the new Summer 2005 issue of 2600 magazine came out. It contained the article that I just presented on at Defcon entitled “Hacking Google Adwords” which can be found below if you keep reading.

This was my 9th article to be published by 2600.

The article was submitted to them around 6 months ago (give or take a month) and I continued my research on the topic as I put together my presentation for Defcon and I found a whole lot of other interesting things that were demonstrated in my presentation that I had not found when I wrote the article.

The article is posted on DocDroppers.org and the powerpoint presentation is right here: .

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Presenting at Defcon 13

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The AdWords program is an advertising system used by Google. It is a pay-per-click system like may others but Google doesn’t give it the attention to design that it deserves. Not only does Google take some liberties with the Terms of Service and what they allow and don’t allow in the program, but also have several flaws in the logical design of the system. There are several loopholes in this system and they will be explained and demonstrated with proof of concepts for every example.

There is also an upcoming article on this topic.

UPDATE!!! I was just informed that my speaking time has been moved to 3 PM Friday, July 29 on track 3 in the Apollo room! These people do not seem to have it all together, so all I can say is to check the schedule and see what other changes they make.

UPDATE!! 09/28/2005 – The mp3 file is floating around in the internet, so I am putting it up here for you to download.

Article published – Spring 2005 2600

2600 - Spring 2005

I arrived home from my local 2600 meeting last night to find the Spring 2005 issue of 2600 waiting for me in my mailbox. This confirmed the phone call that I got from Natas earlier in the evening telling me that my article on “disposable email vulnerabilities” was in this issue.

This is the same topic that I presented at the recent Interzone conference and is discussed earlier in this blog.

*** 08/07/2005 UPDATE! *** This file is now up on Docdroppers.org with my other articles! I have also added the presentation itself to this post.

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My HOPE5 presentation video available

In July 2004, I attended and presented at the 5th HOPE conference in NYC. The subject of my presentation was “AS/400: Lifting the veil of obscurity” which was an introduction to the AS/400, how it works, and where common mistakes are made from an administration standpoint.

While the MP3 audio version has been available for some time, it appears that 2600 magazine (the people who run the conference) have made all of the videos available on their web site now as well.

You can get a copy of my presentation for $5.00 on SVCD at the 2600 store. The entire list of presentations is at this page. I also made a 5-10 minute appearance on sl1pm0de’s excellent “hacker radio” presentation as well, so I recommend you pick that up while you are there.

Interz0ne 4

I just confirmed that I will be presenting at the Interz0ne 4 conference in Atlanta the weekend of March 11-13. The topic will be “Disposable Email vulnerabilities” and we will officially announce a new DDP project related to that topic.

I will also be doing a lot of other things while I am there. My tentative schedule is as follows:

I will not arrive at the conference until Late Friday night at around 9-10 PM. I have no specific plans Friday night other than checking in and getting some food somewhere!

Saturday, I volunteered and will be working at the registration desk for most of the morning. I will then probably break for lunch and come back and set up in the vendor area with copies of Binary Revolution Magazine 1-3 (sorry, 4 is still not done yet). I will take in as many other presentations as I can on Saturday as well.

Saturday night, I am tentatively scheduled to go on after the keynote speaker. Watch the official Interz0ne schedule for the final speaker schedule. After that, I will watch as many of the presentations as I can and then I will probably be hanging around and maybe filming some HackTV segments if anyone comes up with any ideas.

I will be recovering Sunday, but I still plan to take in some presentations and set up in the vendor area with the magazines again if I can. I will have to leave the con early Sunday evening to catch a flight Sunday night.

If anyone wants to say hello, just look for me at those areas in those times. I will be glad to sign copies of the magazine or anything like that. I am pretty approachable, so don’t be afraid to say “Hi”. I hope to meet a bunch of you there!