As I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t make it out to the BlackHat this year. These are the top 5 ways to tell you’re not at a Vegas Con. :( Some of the other notable things that I saw coming out from BlackHat/Defcon:
1. A significant vulnerability in MSCHAPv2 and by extension PPTP Microsoft VPN. The keys are too small at 56-bit DES. If you’re are still using it: don’t. The tool is here
2. A long paper about intrusion kill chains and a short summary of it. Here is one more for good measure. It boils down to the fact that you want to be able to detect and respond to an attack as early as possible. The only way to do that is to be able to look at events in context and be able to correlate disparate event streams into a single attack.
3. A very neat attack tool. Could be excellent for pen testing.
5. Vulnerabilities in payment terminals.
6. How to attack poorly configured Apache servers. A new tool has been released for this. Vulnerability isn’t new; lazy admins with bad .htaccess files have been doing this for a while. This automates the process.
7. Possibly a nice extension to one of my favorite tools: Maltego.
8. A fairly significant 0-day against Oracle.