Boatloads of new Briefings been confirmed for Black Hat USA this August, and among them are a number of practical, actionable deep dives into cutting edge cybersecurity issues.
Worm Charming: Harvesting Malware Lures for Fun and Profit promises to show you how to set up malware lures that can - by applying a series of YARA rules - charm interesting malware samples to the surface from the ~1M files uploaded to Virus Total daily.
You’ll learn how to harvest lures for the purposes of dissection and detection, and explore mechanisms for identifying interesting samples that can give you a heads-up about what attacks are coming. This is a useful skill to have along with multiple real-world examples showing how an astute researcher can harvest zero-day exploits from the public domain.
In I'm Unique, Just Like You: Human Side-Channels and Their Implications for Security and Privacy you’ll be given an expert’s perspective on which identifiers are unintentional, non-physical, and generated as a result of human behaviors and activities, yet can still be used to uniquely identify and/or track individual users in the digital realm.
These "human side-channels" (among them forensic linguistics, behavioral signatures, and cultural references) take training to spot. In this Briefing you’ll learn how to do just that, as well as how side-channels can be used by bad actors to erode privacy, and possible countermeasures to disguise your own human side-channels. Don’t miss it! ..