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HITBSecConf2008 - Malaysia (Day 1)

HITBSecConf2008 - Malaysia (Day 2)

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Roberto Preatoni (Director of Strategy, WabiSabiLabi & Founder, Zone-H Defacement Mirror)

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Presentation Title: Time for a Free Hardware Foundation?
Presentation Abstract:

We speculated long time ago, right here from the HITB conference, that the ultimate hacker tool should have been embedded at hardware level. We even created a special hacker comic episode to alert the masses while entertaining them.

Science fiction or reality? Since then, we had real examples of embedded spyware at hardware level as well as military programs especially funded to account with such possibility. But… what about us? Can we really trust what we buy? Let’s take a trip in this fantasy world, peeking at the guts of the most known security appliances and let’s try to find out ourselves if there may be some ways to avoid to carry the enemy directly within our cellphone’s circuits…

- The concept of embedding spyware at hardware level
- Real life cases
- The US “Trust in IC” military program and similarities to what we speculated from within our Hero-Z comic episods
- Peeking at security hardware’s guts. Can we trust vendors? Can vendors trust manufacturers?
- Global economy effects on security hardware: the key role of Chinese factories and examples of hardware self-production past stories
- Anti embedded spyware strategies and technicalities
- Time for a Free Hardware Foundation? Are anti-reverse engineering current laws really protecting our interests?
- How would YOU embed spyware?

About Roberto

Roberto Preatoni (aka Sys64738): 40, is the Director of Strategy of WabiSabiLabi, the first marketplace for security research and intellectual property. He is also the founder of the cybercrime archive Zone-H (http://www.zone-h.org). He’s also CEO of an International ITsec company (Domina Security) which is active in European and former soviet countries. He has been globetrotting, lecturing in several ITsec security conferences, including Defcon in the US, Paranoia Norway and Chaos Communicatio Congress Germany. He has been interviewed by several print and online newspapers where he shares his experiences relating to cyberwar and cybercrimes.

Event Organizer

Hack In The Box (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Supported & Endorsed By

Malaysian National Computer Confederation

Multimedia Development Corporation

Platinum Sponsors

Titanium Sponsor (Post Conference Reception)

Gold Sponsors

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CTF Prize Sponsor

Open-Hack Sponsor

Metro-e and Official Bandwidth Sponsor

Network Equipment Sponsor

Our Speakers are Supported By

Supporting Media:

Virus Bulletin

InfoSec News

InfoSec News

XAKEP (Russia)

Supporting Organizations

Professional Information Security Association - Hong Kong

Special Interest Group in Security & Information InteGrity Singapore