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If You Are Attending Ekoparty in Argentina...

September 14, 2010

Hello internet-sphere,

My name is Chris Valasek and I’m the newest edition to the Accuvant LABS research team. I will be working alongside Chief Research Scientist Ryan Smith on a variety of subjects. While I mainly do reverse engineering and exploitation related work, we have plans to work on a wide array of internet awesomeness.

Additionally, I wanted to let everyone know that I will be speaking at Ekoparty ( in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 16-17. Ekoparty is on its sixth year and appears to be getting bigger and better as time goes on. I am truly honored to be speaking this year and hope to make subsequent conferences as well. I look forward not only to speaking, but also to chatting with all the South Americans about computer security in general. I will try to keep everyone posted on some of the conversations I have via Twitter at @nudehaberdasher.

My topic at the show will be Understanding the Low Fragmentation Heap: From Allocation to Exploitation, which specifically focuses on how the heap manager in Windows 7 (32-bit) works. It covers topics ranging from data structures to exploitation techniques and is useful for security professionals to software developers. If you have any interest in modern Windows memory management then I’d suggest stopping by if you live near Buenos Aires, otherwise, please feel free to read the following paper/slides that were presented on the same topic at Blackhat USA 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Again, for real-time info, don’t hesitate to follow me on Twitter for more frequent updates about my work and presentations (@nudehaberdasher).

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