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AthCon 2011 update

CENSUS has participated once again at AthCon, the leading technical IT security conference in Greece. Our work entitled “Introducing the Parasite” presented a small device that is capable of creating a physical backdoor in an otherwise protected network.

Context keyed payload encoding - AthCon 2010 update

AthCon 2010 is now over and I must say that I’m really looking forward to next year’s event! Kudos to Christian, Kyprianos, Fotis, Chariton, Bernardo, Sandro, Iftach, Corrado, Rodrigo, Alberto and everyone else for making this such a great event!

FreeBSD kernel exploitation mitigations

In my recent Black Hat Europe 2010 talk I gave an overview of the kernel exploitation prevention mechanisms that exist on FreeBSD. A few people at the conference have subsequently asked me to elaborate on the subject. In this post I will collect all the information from my talk and the various discussions I had in the Black Hat conference hallways.