Five Accuvant Security Experts to Share Research Findings at DEF CON 21 in Las Vegas

Topics to Include: Google TV Exploits, Embedded Systems,  State-Sponsored Malware and More 

Denver   – July 25, 2013 – Accuvant,  the Authoritative Source for information security, today announced that several members of its renowned Accuvant LABS team are presenting at DEF CON 21. The conference will take place August 1-4 at Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 

Google TV or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Exploit Secure Boot

Who/Topic:  Amir Etemadieh, research scientist, will co-present this session during which he will publicly release two exploits that allow users to modify their Google TV devices and bypassing "secure boot," as well as show off a custom recovery on the device. The presentation will include unreleased exploits, recently released exploits and the researchers’ experience adding a potentially malicious Android application to the Google Play store. It will end with a demo.

When/Where:  Friday, August 2 at 3:00 p.m./Penn & Teller

Getting The Goods with smbexec

Who/What:  Eric Milam, principal consultant, will explore the creation of smbexec, the components behind it and how to leverage its functionality to get the goods from a system without having to use a payload.

When/Where:  Friday, August 2 at 4:00 p.m./Track 2

BoutiqueKit: Playing WarGames with Expensive Rootkits and Malware

Who/What: Josh Thomas, applied research scientist, will discuss the current state of affairs in state-sponsored malware and implants; talk about who buys 0-day exploits and how they are used; and cover use cases, laws, costs, overall designs and advanced malware techniques not normally seen “in the wild.”

When/Where: Saturday, August 3 at noon/Track 2

Simplifying Wireless Attacks with Easy-Creds

Who/What: Eric Milam will focus on the use of easy-creds to set up several different wireless attacks including fake-ap, karmetasploit and FreeRadius attacks.

When/Where: Saturday, August 3 at 1:00 p.m./Wireless Village

GoPro or GTFO: A Tale of Reversing an Embedded System

Who/What: Todd Manning and Zach Lanier, senior research consultants, will explore the hardware used in the GoPro Hero 3 camera to handle imaging, networking and other input/output. They will explain the multiple layers of software running on the device, show attack surfaces exposed to attackers, demonstrate interesting ways to interface existing software with the audio visual capabilities and present a library to remotely control the device.

When/Where: Saturday, August 3 at 5:00 p.m./Track 2

Accuvant LABS, the largest and most skilled team of information security professionals in the world, is comprised of respected information security veterans, established thought leaders, sought out speakers and published authors. Each of our 250+ leading security experts is committed to performing research, developing solutions and working with clients – and one another – to solve specific security problems as well as those of the industry at large.

Media wishing to interview any Accuvant experts are encouraged to contact Lauren Howe at or (443) 519-5455.  

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