Dangerous Ideas Seminar
Speaker: Simson Garfinkel , MIT CSAILContact:
Date: May 5 2005
Time: 1:00PM to 2:00PM
Location: Stata - Kiva
Host: Tevfik Metin Sezgin
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What can you do with 236 used hard drives?
I found credit card numbers, medical records, pornography, and lots of personal email. But I also found proof that a security vulnerability that's been known about for more than 3 decades has the potential to seriously compromise the privacy and the security of more than a billion computer users.
This talk will start with a discussion of computer forensics and show how the problems that have been observed on hard drives are actually common-mode failures---failures that have solutions we can readily deploy. We'll look at recovered data from hard drives, web browsers, USB storge devices, and even Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat files.
Finally, to keep things really dangerous, we'll brianstorm up tricks for turning this technique around and targeting the enemy.
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