Thursday, March 19

Update from CanSecWest

So most of the way through the second day of the conference there have been some really interesting topics. Here is a list of the top ones for me:

Unicode vulnerabilities - Although it was cut short due to running over time, Chris Weber, from Casaba Security gave an excellent description of a large number of unicode issues which plague web applications. His favorite - BOM.

Sniffing Keystrokes - What a nice change in pace - the two Italians put on quite a show regarding the use of two side channel attacks on keystrokes. One regarding the electrical noise that poorly shielded PS2 connectors, and the other by recording and analyzing vibrations from typing on laptops by using cheap lasers!

Chinese Hacking Culture - Wow, what a great opportunity to hear from a security professional working inside the hacker community in China! Excellent talk, and cudos to ICBM for getting the message across and even answering questions with a significant language barrier.

More later.
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