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Baltimore 2016

Baltimore, MD | Mon, Oct 10 - Sat, Oct 15, 2016
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Running Away from Security: Web App Vulnerabilities and OSINT Collide

  • Micah Hoffman
  • Tuesday, October 11th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Lately it seems like more and more of our lives are being sucked into the computer world. There are wrist-sensors for tracking our steps, phone apps that plot our workouts on maps, and sites to share our healthy-eating and weight loss progress. When people sign up for these sites, they usually use pseudonyms or the sites give them a unique numbered ID to keep their information "private".

How hard would it be to connect a person's step-counting, diet history and other info on these health sites to their real lives? Are businesses using these sites for non-fitness purposes?

This talk will show weaknesses in several web applications used for health and exercise tracking and reveal [spoiler alert] how trivial it is to find the real people behind the "private" accounts.


Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
  • Master's Degree Presentation: Presentations given by SANS Technology Institute's Master's Degree candidates.
Monday, October 10
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Monday, October 10th, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Evolving Threats Paul Henry Monday, October 10th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, October 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Women's CONNECT Event Hosted by SANS COINS program and ISSA WIS SIG Tuesday, October 11th, 6:00pm - 9:15pm Special Events
(Am)Cache Rules Everything Around Me Eric Zimmerman Tuesday, October 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Running Away from Security: Web App Vulnerabilities and OSINT Collide Micah Hoffman Tuesday, October 11th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, October 12
Session Speaker Time Type
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Wednesday, October 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
The Labyrinth: Active Defense through Baselines, Configuration, and Deception Nathaniel 'Q' Quist Wednesday, October 12th, 7:15pm - 7:55pm Master's Degree Presentation
Resolving Names to Pwned: A Journey to Compromise Russel Van Tuyl Wednesday, October 12th, 8:15pm - 8:55pm Master's Degree Presentation