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Hacking in the Far East 8: Summarizing the Most Striking Security Flaws

Proceeding to the summary, Paul S. Ziegler lists the top three security-related problems he has encountered during the years spent in the Eastern Asia. After I’ve shown you all of this cool stuff that we can do and all these weird vectors, we’re going to sum them up a little, and we’re going to look at...

Hacking in the Far East 7: Too-Near Field Communication

In this part, Paul Ziegler gets critical about the way near field communication technology is implemented in Japan, from a security person’s perspective. Next thing we’re going to look at is what I like to call the Too-Near Field Communication, which is kind of an international topic, because if you...

Hacking in the Far East 6: Wireless Insecurity and the SEED Encryption Algorithm

Security of wireless communication in Eastern Asia and details of the crypto algorithm used in South Korea are the issues Paul S. Ziegler looks into here. Let’s jump to wireless for a second. So, if any of you have been wardriving recently in a European city or in an American city, and you’ve seen all...

Hacking in the Far East 5: Effects of Lifetime Employment and Bonus System on Corporate Security

Paul S. Ziegler points out the issues of corporate security in Eastern Asia, namely the peculiarities of an employee’s perspective upon taking responsibility. We’re going to move on to probably one of the most fun parts of this, at least if you like stories that make your hair stand up. We’re going...

Hacking in the Far East 4: Locked but Unsafe

This part of Paul Ziegler’s presentation is dedicated to an insight into the security measures for mailboxes and electronic PIN code locks in Japan and Korea. Mailboxes in Japan No matter if you live in an apartment or in a mansion, one of the other central parts you will run into is this thing: it’s a...

Hacking in the Far East 3: Home Insecurity in Japan

Based on Paul S. Ziegler’s observations, in this section you can learn some facts about the measures adopted in Japan to prevent intrusion into one’s home. What we’re going to look at next is ‘home insecurity’. I have this basic approach that if anyone has access to your home, your work...

Hacking in the Far East 2: The Suit Works Wonders

Paul S. Ziegler is now shifting the focus over to the importance of one’s appearance and the Asian stereotypes with regard to informal classes of foreigners. For every element I’m going to point out to you today, after this we’re going to look at the exploitation vector, because that’s what makes...

Hacking in the Far East

The entry reflects an extremely interesting insight into the peculiarities of general security perception in Eastern Asia, presented by the well-known German computer security specialist Paul Sebastian Ziegler at Hack In The Box 2012 Conference. Today’s talk is entitled “I Honorably Assure You: It Is...

Advanced Phishing Tactics Beyond User Awareness 8: The Countermeasures

As a summary, Accuvant’s Eric Milam and Martin Bos are providing some food for thought on why user awareness is insufficient for preventing phishing attacks. Martin Bos: Like in every good presentation, what we really wanted to talk about here is why user awareness isn’t working. Once again, this was...

Advanced Phishing Tactics Beyond User Awareness 7: Getting Persuasive

Martin Bos and Eric Milam are now singling out some attributes of a successful attack, such authenticity of secure login page, excessive requests script, etc. Martin Bos: So, then what we do is we log in to our free GoDaddy email account, infosec@humana-portal.com. And what we do is we just save it in...