Thursday, August 07, 2008

'How I Got Hacked at Black Hat'

Brian Prince writes on eWeek:

So as some of you may have already read by now, one of our brilliant cyber-minds at eWEEK who will remain nameless (Brian Prince…oh wait…damn!) entered one of his passwords in the clear and had it intercepted at this year’s Black Hat conference.

Alas, I broke one of the cardinal rules of security and, but for the grace of the Black Hat conference staff, would have had my name added to the infamous Wall of Sheep.

Here’s the back story: a group of journalists representing Global Security Mag, one of the media sponsors of the event, decided it would be a good idea to see if they could catch some of their fellow journalists insecurely accessing the Web via the local area network (LAN) in the conference pressrooms.

More here.

Note: Robert Vamosi also has some additional details on this over at C|Net News here.


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