Nope, not a photoshop this time. It’s CSEC, the Canadian government’s version of the NSA, presenting a hacker conference for computer security enthusiasts this November in Quebec. [h/t Lux ex Umbra]
Events scheduled for Hackfest Strikes Back include:
- Hide yo Apache, hide yo SSH cause they backdoorin’ everybody out there
- Bypassing Security Controls with Mobile Devices
- Bypassing whitelisting/blacklisting, anti-virus, and other preventative technologies
- Bypassing Security Defenses – Secret Penetration Testing Techniques – $995.
“High budgeted intelligence organizations, such as the NSA, will not help fix vulnerabilities, only find as many as possible. The intention is to use these vulnerabilities for offensive operations and fixing them is counter-intuitive to that goal.”
“… beginning the journey was a challenge in finesse. After some behind-the-scenes finessing with the head of the Canadian national delegation and with C.S.E., the stage was set for N.S.A. to submit a rewrite of the draft … Eventually, N.S.A. became the sole editor.”