DeepSec 2020 U21 Talk: Protecting Mobile Devices from Malware Attacks with a Python IDS – Kamila Babayeva, Sebastian Garcia

Sanna/ September 2, 2020/ Conference

[Editorial note: We are proud to publish the articles about the U21 presentation slot for young researchers. The U21 track is a tradition of DeepSec. We aim to support (young) talents and give them a place on the stage to present their ideas and to gain experience.] Technology poses a risk of cyber attacks to all of us, but mobile devices are more at risk because there are no good detection applications for phones, and because they are the target of many novel attacks. We still don’t have a good idea of what our phones are doing in the network. To be better protected, mobile devices need better detection solutions from our community. In this talk I will present the development of Slips, a Python-based, free software IDS using machine learning to detect attacks

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DeepSec2017 U21 Talk: Lessons Learned: How To (Not) Design Your Own Protocol – Nicolai Davidsson

Sanna/ November 15, 2017/ Conference, Development, Security

“One of the first lessons of cryptography is “don’t roll your own crypto” but we were bold enough to ignore it”, says Nicolai. “Single Sign-On is so 2016 which is why we’d like to introduce its replacement, Forever Alone Sign-On – FASO. This talk will discuss one of the ugliest SSO solutions you’ll ever see, its updated, slightly less ugly, iteration, and, ultimately, FASO. We’ll discuss the use cases, questionable decisions made during the planning process, the actual self-rolled, totally vulnerable, cryptography, and the even worse code architecture. In all seriousness: The talk reflects on the design process of a SSO protocol and its first two iterations, going from a semi-functional workaround to an experimental OAuth-and-the-like alternative utilizing pre-shared keys, symmetric cryptography and implicit authentication.”   Nicolai is a security researcher at zyantific and

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DeepSec 2013 Video: CSRFT – A Cross Site Request Forgeries Toolkit

René Pfeiffer/ February 14, 2014/ Conference

While Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack that is primarily targeted at the end user, it still affects web sites. Some developers try to avoid it by using secret cookies or restricting clients to HTTP POST requests, but this won’t work. The usual defence is to implement unique tokens in web forms. CSRF is often underestimated, because their presence is more common than anticipated. At DeepSec 2013 Paul Amar introduced his Cross Site Request Forgeries Toolkit (CSRFT). The toolkit helps you to study and prototype CSRF interaction with web servers. Paul’s talk was one of the U21 submissions accepted at DeepSec 2013.

DeepSec 2013 Talk (U21): The Dark Side of the Internet

René Pfeiffer/ November 10, 2013/ Conference, Internet

You may have heard of background radiation. It’s the kind of ionizing radiation you are exposed when wandering around on this planet. The sources are radioactive isotopes in the air, the soil, our food, and the water. In addition there is cosmic radiation from outer space. So even without artificial radiation sources you will have a natural background radiation. The Internet has a similar phenomenon. The pendant of the fundamental particle in Nature is the packet. Internet traffic consists of data packets going from their source to a target address. Imagine a part of the Internet which isn’t used at all. Its address space isn’t advertised anywhere. It holds no services and no active hosts. This place is called Darknet. In theory there will be no packets. In practice there are. A student from

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Podcast Finux Tech Weekly #25 with DeepSec CfP and U21

René Pfeiffer/ June 5, 2013/ Administrivia, Mission Statement

MiKa and me have been chatting with Finux for his latest recording of the Finux Tech Weekly #25 (mp3/ogg download). We talked about the next DeepSec conference and our special U21 initiative for young security researchers. We like to support young researchers (under the age of 21, hence U21) and enable them to present their works and results in an appropriate manner. Listen to the podcast to hear about our motivations! Oh, and don’t forget, the Call for Papers for DeepSec 2013 is still running! Send us your submissions! We’re looking forward to it 🙂