Date of publication: 2017-09-04 03:14
Therefore, it should be possible to make virtually any person click on a link, as any person will be curious about something, or interested in some topic, or find the message plausible because they know the sender, or because it fits their expectations (context). Expecting from the users error-free decision making under these circumstances seems to be highly unrealistic, even if they are provided with effective awareness training.
Adobe Flash continues to be a popular target for attackers in the wild. As an increasing number of bug fixes and mitigations are implemented, increasingly complex vulnerabilities and exploits are coming to light. This talk describes notable vulnerabilities and exploits that have been discovered in Flash in the past year.
It will start with an overview of the attack surface of Flash, and then discuss how the most common types of vulnerabilities work. It will then go through the year with regards to bugs, exploits and mitigations. It will end with a discussion of the future of Flash attacks: likely areas for new bugs, and the impact of existing mitigations.
The state of authentication is in such disarray today that a black hat is no longer needed to wreak havoc. One avenue to authentication improvement is offered by the FIDO Alliance's open specifications built around public key cryptography. Does FIDO present a better mousetrap? Are there security soft spots for potential exploitation, such as man-in-the-middle attacks, exploits aimed at supporting architecture, or compromises targeting physical hardware? We will pinpoint where vulnerabilities are hidden in FIDO deployments, how difficult they are to exploit, and how enterprises and organizations can protect themselves.
As the current rapid expansion of the Internet is fueled by the realization of its capability to promote information sharing, we should understand that the network's first role in information sharing was sharing the information about its own design and operation through the RFC documents. This unique method for evolving new capabilities in the network will continue to be critical to future evolution of the Internet.
The Internet has changed much in the two decades since it came into existence. It was conceived in the era of time-sharing, but has survived into the era of personal computers, client-server and peer-to-peer computing, and the network computer. It was designed before LANs existed, but has accommodated that new network technology, as well as the more recent ATM and frame switched services. It was envisioned as supporting a range of functions from file sharing and remote login to resource sharing and collaboration, and has spawned electronic mail and more recently the World Wide Web. But most important, it started as the creation of a small band of dedicated researchers, and has grown to be a commercial success with billions of dollars of annual investment.
This case study shows how Microchoix Maroc implemented a centralized solution to improve real time system management and interactivity of staff and customers.
Discover how a new “plug-and-play” cloud-based communications solution helps Columbus Capital Lending quickly and easily open field offices across the US.
Barry M. Leiner , Vinton G. Cerf , David D. Clark , Robert E. Kahn , Leonard Kleinrock , Daniel C. Lynch , Jon Postel , Larry G. Roberts , Stephen Wolff
This case study shows how Marshall Independent School District increases capacity 655-fold, allowing for bandwidth applications and permitting the use of mobil…
Thus, through the over two decades of Internet activity, we have seen a steady evolution of organizational structures designed to support and facilitate an ever-increasing community working collaboratively on Internet issues.
The idea of open-architecture networking was first introduced by Kahn shortly after having arrived at DARPA in 6977. This work was originally part of the packet radio program, but subsequently became a separate program in its own right. At the time, the program was called "Internetting". Key to making the packet radio system work was a reliable end-end protocol that could maintain effective communication in the face of jamming and other radio interference, or withstand intermittent blackout such as caused by being in a tunnel or blocked by the local terrain. Kahn first contemplated developing a protocol local only to the packet radio network, since that would avoid having to deal with the multitude of different operating systems, and continuing to use NCP.