SSL/TLS - Just when you thought it was safe to return

Scottish Developers
Wed, 28 Apr 2010, 19:00 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Dundee University , Dundee, GB

The Talk

2009 was a serious year in breaking secure protocols.  SSL/TLS was no different.  Hacking SSL/TLS has a big return as a blackhat hacker, once you penetrate a corporate network, stealing login details and passwords are just the beginning.  SSL VPN's can also be vulnerable to a number of attacks.  There are a number of tools and techniques that are readily available that can make defeating SSL/TLS both simple and well with in the reach of the unauthorized attackers.

The talk focus on the research and tools of Moxie Marlinspike, who has gained an excellent reputation as an independent security research. 

With some interesting attack vectors, you'll be surprised at the results one can achieve

Its no longer a case of user awareness

The Speaker

Arron Finnon is an independent security researcher, ethical hacking consultant, and security podcaster. Arron was on the first ethical hacking degree course in the United Kingdom, where he began giving regular security information shows and talks.  During Arron's time he has managed to cover a wide array of security topics.

Arron also started The University of Aberaty Dundee Linux Society, where he was president for 3 years. The Linux Society promotes free and open source software, concepts, and ideals.  Arron recently won the SICSA Student Open Source Award 2009 for Open Source advocacy whilst he was at university (Arron's personal blog post about the award can be found

The Venue

We are meeting in the Queen Mother Building at Dundee University. After the meeting we normally retire to the the bar at Laing's

The Agenda

18:45 Doors Open
19:00 Welcome
19:10 The Talk (Part 1)
19:55 Break
20:05 The Talk (Part 2)
20:45 Feedback & Prizes
21:00 Retire to the Pub

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