Black Hat DC 2009 to Showcase Five New Vulnerabilities and Ten New Tools

Paul Kurtz, former White House Advisor, to Keynote on the Move from Strategic Indecision to Leadership in Cyberspace

Feb 12, 2009

Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events today announced that Black Hat DC 2009 will showcase five new vulnerabilities and ten new tools at this year's event happening February 18-19, 2009 at Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Paul Kurtz, a partner at Good Harbor Consulting and former White House Advisor, will open the conference with a keynote addressing the most pressing challenges the US government and private sector face in cyberspace and define top priorities for the next few years. Black Hat DC 2009 will host over 500 digital security experts, bringing together public and private sector security professionals and underground hackers. For more information visit

"Black Hat events are the premiere cyber security events you can attend. And because of that they are always able to get the hottest, most relevant speakers and leaders in the field," said frequent Black Hat panelist Jim Christy, Director of Futures Exploration at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center.

The TechWeb-produced event brings together thought-leaders from around the world to dissect the latest security trends. Topics Include Biometrics, SSL, Web 2.0, Intel, Tor, Anonymous Browsing, OSX, IAT, Emulation Software, Malware, 64-Bit Imports, Emergency Data Destruction, Adobe Flash, and Database Forensics. Highlights of the new tools and vulnerabilities presented at Black Hat DC this year include:

  --  Your face is NOT your password by Duc Nguyen - New Vulnerability and
  --  New Techniques For Defeating SSL/TLS by Moxie Marlinspike - New
      Vulnerability and Tool
  --  A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: The Dangers of Persistent Web Browser
      Storage by Michael Sutton - New Vulnerability
  --  Attacking Intel® Trusted Execution Technology by Joanna Rutkowska -
      New Vulnerability
  --  One Cell is Enough to Break Tor's Anonymity by Xinwen Fu - New
  --  XSS Anonymous Browser by Matthew Flick - New Tool
  --  let your mach-o fly by Vincenzo Iozzo - New Tool
  --  QuietRIATT: Rebuilding the Import Address Table Using Hooked DLL Calls
      by Jason Raber - New Tool
  --  Emulation-based Software Protection Providing Encrypted Code Execution
      and Page Granularity Code Signing by William Kimball - New Tool
  --  Snort My Memory by Peter Silberman - New Tool
  --  Blinded by Flash: Widespread Security Risks Flash Developers Don't See
      by Prajakta Iagdale - New Tool
  --  The Forensic Investigation of a Compromised Oracle Database Server by
      David Litchfield - New Tool

"The fifth Black Hat DC comes at an important moment," said Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat. "It's exciting to be here as the profile of cybersecurity is rising. I think the increased focus on information security at the national level will benefit the entire industry."

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