Heartbleed, Sony and Lenovo : Anatomy of a Computer Vulnerability

04/03/2015 1pm, F10

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Seminar:

Wednesday 4th March 2015, 1pm, F10, Merchiston All invited.

Title:

Heartbleed, Sony and Lenovo : Anatomy of a Computer Vulnerability

Abstract:

This talk will outline the time lines involved in some of the most recent computer hacks, and showcase the issues involved. It will look at the complete timeline of Heartbleed, and outline how bugs and sloppy coding within C++ nearly brought down the Internet. The talk will also provide a live demo of Heartbleed, and analyse some insider share price dealing around the vulnerability.

Along with this the talk will look at the complete timeline of the Sony hack, going back to the issues related to the cracking of the PlayStation Network, and show new evidence on the possible culprits.

Finally it will look at how Lenovo managed to compromise the security of the Internet with the integration of Superfish.

 
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Associated people

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
w.buchanan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2759
Cyber-Security
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.

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