Knowing when to call it quits or pivot is an important life skill. Unfortunately, this time has come for ExploitHub.
A couple of weekends ago I hosted my first information security and hacking conference called InfoSec Southwest here in Austin, Texas. Having been attending such conferences for over fifteen years, and being involved with those in such capacities as speaker, volunteer, and sponsor, I had a general idea of the amount of work that this undertaking would be and luckily I wasn’t too far off in my estimation. Had this [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]