Avast, Ye Trojan Scallywags!

August 24th, 2007

For several years now, there has been a steady, increasing effort by computer criminals to utilize malware in order to steal data from victim computers. Often the criminals don’t actually write the malware, they simply download a trojan kit, configure it for their purposes and then spread it using various methods. We talk about these schemes all the time, yet there’s no good term to describe these miscreants.

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Back From Vegas

August 15th, 2007

DEFCON 15 Speaker BadgeSo, at Black Hat I demoed my Perl-based Windows kernel debugger. You can download it here. Nothing earthshaking, just an implementation of the Windows serial debugging protocol in a Perl script. Initially I hadn’t planned to speak at DEFCON, wanting to devote all my time to the CTF competition, but I ended up with a seat on the Internet Wars panel discussion, so picked up the nifty blue speaker badge pictured here.