Thursday, July 30, 2009

Black Hat 2009 Slides

The wait is over. The slides are here. The press release is here. Unless you're a chipset/BIOS engineer kind of person, I strongly recommend reading the press release first, before opening the slides.

So, the "Ring -3 Rootkit" presentation is about vPro/AMT chipset compromises. The "Attacking Intel BIOS" presentation is about exploiting a heap overflow in BIOS environment in order to bypass reflashing protection, that otherwise allows only Intel-signed updates to be flashed.

We will publish the code some time after get back from Vegas.


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Friday, July 17, 2009


Alan Dang from Tom's Hardware did an interview with me. I talk there about quite a lot of things, many of which I would probably write about on this blog sooner or later (or already had), so I thought it might be of interest to the readers of this blog.