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The year-end review – well, sort of :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Handle: Cap’n Steve IRL: Steve Adegbite Rank: Senior Security Program Manager Lead Likes: Reverse Engineering an obscene amount of code and ripping it up on a snowboard Dislikes: Not much but if you hear me growl…run Hey! It’s that time of year again for all of us to pack up and head out to the desert to reconnect, discuss, and plan for the future, or at least what we think will be the future of security.

Stainless steel bridge

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hi! Manuel Caballero here. I had the pleasure of penetration testing (pen-testing) the previous versions of Microsoft Silverlight, and now, for the last three weeks, I’ve been playing around with the beta version of Silverlight 3. When I say, “the pleasure”, I really mean it. Playing with Silverlight means to play with a plug-in that, from a security point of view, was born being already mature.

Announcing the BlueHat Security Forum: EU Edition

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Handle: C-Lizzle IRL: Celene Temkin Rank: Program Manager 2 & BlueHat Project Manager Likes: Culinary warfare, BlueHat hackers and responsible disclosure Dislikes: Acts of hubris, MySpace, orange mocha Frappaccinos! Hey folks! I know this is typically the time of year when birds are chirping, the rain is _supposed _to be letting up, and those of you in the BlueHat network who are normally invited to attend the Spring BlueHat conference are asking yourselves, “Why did MSRC start doing the con only once a year?

Token Kidnapping finally patched!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Here I am again writing on MS BlueHat blog, this time about Token Kidnapping. The first time I talked about Token kidnapping was a long time ago and now after a year the issues detailed in the presentation are finally fixed. Let’s see what happened. Before the first public Token Kidnapping presentation I talked to MS about the topics it included, I mentioned that there were design issues and that some issues were already known.

Learning by our mistakes

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mike Andrews here. With a very broad brush, the vulnerabilities we see can be split into two categories – flaws and bugs. Flaws are inherent problems with the design of a system/application – Dan Kaminskys’ DNS vulnerability would be a good example. Bugs, on the other hand, are issues with the implementation of the software, and the classic example would be a buffer overflow.

Good Things Come in Blue Packages

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hello everyone, Celene Temkin here from the MSRC Ecosystem Strategy Team. BlueHat v8: C3P0wned ended a month ago and the success of the con lives on in the outstanding training and networking done between Microsoft employees and external speakers and guests. I’m happy to say the speaker video interviews, podcasts, anecdotes and archives are live on the BlueHat TechNet Page.

State of the Union

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I spent a lot of time trying to think about what to write for a BlueHat pre-conference blog entry and had a pretty hard time focusing on one topic. To handle this, I decided to comment on the state of security. While I’ve found plenty of things to be excited about with security, including improved awareness, ~~~~enhanced vendor responsiveness to issues (although some still lag behind), increasing global awareness of security concerns, etc.