ExploitHub

A few years ago, following the failure of WabiSabiLabi’s 0day auction site, I gave some thought to how to create a public marketplace for exploits that actually works.  Obviously given the example of WabiSabiLabi and a little common sense that any vulnerability researcher worth their salt would know, you can’t have a public market for 0day vulnerabilities.  As WabiSabiLabi quickly found out, by disclosing enough information about the vulnerability so [...]

By |2012-02-29T13:42:15+00:00February 29th, 2012|business, security, software, technology|0 Comments

TSA Lectures, Lies, and Rude, Dismissive Behavior

On a recent trip to Orlando, I opted out of the full-body scan at AUS, as I always do at every airport security checkpoint.  While waiting for my pat-down, I was lectured by the TSA gate agent about how safe they are, was subsequently questioned about my cellphone use as a radiation exposure comparison, and was subjected to repeated attempts to get me to change my mind and just go [...]

By |2012-02-21T13:02:38+00:00February 21st, 2012|opinion, physical security, rant, security, technology, travel|0 Comments

InfoSec Southwest 2012

A few years ago, the idea came up at our local AHA! meeting that our group should host an information security and/or hacking conference here in Austin, Texas.  Some venue ideas were tossed around, some preliminary cost research done, but the idea never went much beyond that due to a number of reasons, foremost of which is that AHA! folk are very, very busy people, myself included.  Back then, none [...]

By |2012-02-14T11:01:09+00:00February 14th, 2012|AHA!, business, conference|0 Comments

Reboot

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything here other than the occasional conference report, and there are many more of those in draft form from the past two years that I didn’t even get around to finishing up and actually posting…  This is due to a variety of reasons, some of which include a complete change in career focus a couple years ago involving going into business for [...]

By |2012-02-06T10:14:00+00:00February 6th, 2012|business, employment, Personal|0 Comments