Black Hat 2013 Showcases Home Security, Bootkits, Cellular OPSEC Failures

A posting from Dark Reading on Black Hat:  Major information security event Black Hat has announced three more featured talks — just the start of an avalanche of new briefings being announced on the Black Hat USA website. We’re highlighting three of them here — focusing on diverse subjects spanning home security system hacking, bootkit threats across multiple OSes, and OPSEC failures involving the American intelligence community and cellphones.

Home and office security systems are big business, with more than 36 million installed in the United States. In Let’s Get Physical: Breaking Home Security Systems and Bypassing Buildings Controls, Bishop Fox’s Drew Porter and Stephen Smith will show you just how easily these systems can be bypassed, with no physical evidence. Whether it’s slipping past a simple door sensor or intercepting the signal from a keypad before it alerts authorities, expect live demos of the shockingly effective techniques security system manufacturers don’t want you to know.

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