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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Gingerdave, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    Hi Guys

    Was reading the Security Monkey's Blog and he is doing some posts from BlackHat 2009. Give the second link a check because there is some scary scary reading on topics such as

    • Credit Card Fraud
    • Russian Maffia
    • World Wide Traffic Monitoring
    • specific traffic monitoring and much more.

    Give it a read.
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    Yeh, heard the same from Ed Gibson when he spoke at Dorset BCS last year. His comment "Welcome to my world - you really don't want to be welcome to my world". VERY scary stuff !
     
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  3. Gingerdave

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    I thought the fact that to intercept 90% of the worlds web traffic they would only need to tap 7 fibre points very interesting.
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    If you ever get the chance to hear Ed Gibson DO IT ! He's ex FBI, worked at the US embassy in London, knows all the political knobs, is chief of cyber security for MS UK and has a wickedly dry sense of humour.

    That said, the stories he told of students being blackmailed (i.e. by beating up their families) by the russian maf**, companies getting hacked and the real down side of police having to deal with child porn (and worse) were depressing to say the least.

    Rumoured to have a book coming out which will no doubt be an excellent read.
     
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  5. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    I will give him a look and see. - thanks for the tip
     
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  6. zebulebu

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    You'd need a helluva tap... and a helluva lot of offload cards to process the SSL traffic and get owt useful from it... and a helluva lot of electricity to power it all.

    I wouldn't get too worried - saying that is like saying you can build an elevator to outer space - theoretically it can be done... but it ain't gonna happen.

    In any case, seven is a bit optimistic. There are three major internet exchanges in London alone. Perhaps 90% of the US's web traffic goes through just seven IXs - but traffic unrelated to the US doesnt.
     
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  7. Gingerdave

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    That wasnt something I was worried about - more interested from a "really? that's it?" kinda stand point.
     
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  8. jk2447

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    There seem to be some good Hacker seminars and courses happening all the time in Vegas. One of these days I'll trick the little lady into coming back there for a holiday . . . :twisted:
     
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