CONFidence 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016 5 months ago Krakow, Poland

MWR is pleased to announce that Georgi Geshev & Alex Plaskett will be presenting at CONFidence 2016 in Poland where the world’s leading experts and hackers present their latest research.

Event Description

CONFidence was created in 2005 by a group of enthusiasts that wanted to improve the security of operating systems and applications. Within a few years it transformed into the biggest meeting of hackers and IT security experts in Poland.

CONFidence is an endless source of knowledge, an opportunity to improve your skills, exchange experiences with experts and meet international specialists. Technical lectures, practical workshops and relaxed discussions at the party.

CONFidence gathers 500 attendees each year: top specialists on IT security from the government, industry, bank sector and universities as well as scientists and software developers.

CONFidence 2016 is the next edition which will be a part of Capture The Flag game - the results are included in the global classification. They’re organized by the Dragon Sector - Polish team led by Gynvael Coldwind and Mateusz “j00ru” Jurczyk, which is first in the world CTF games. Players participating in the Capture the Flag will have to demonstrate their skills in areas such as cryptography, steganography, programming, web security, low-level exploitation and forensics.

Once more we’ll discuss the subjects such as cybercrime, IT security and network threats on the Polish market. The best world-renowned IT security experts will appear on stage. When focusing on technical topics, we don’t forget about the incredible atmosphere of CONFidence - casual conversations are not only a source of valuable contacts, but also amazing solutions.

Do you want to know everything about IT security? CONFidence is for you!

Talk presented by MWR

  • Time: 11:00:00
  • Room: l33t
  • Topic: QNX: 99 Problems but a Microkernel Ain’t One!
  • Speakers: Georgi Geshev & Alex Plaskett
  • Description: Cars, Turbines, Safety Critical Systems and consumer devices (phones) all run QNX, however, very little security research has been performed in this area.

    This talk will provide an overview of QNX security architecture with Blackberry 10 used as the primary target. We will discuss research on a locked down highly secured OS, the OS attack surface and our method for identifying weaknesses within the QNX OS. We will cover our methods of identifying vulnerabilities from both a reverse engineering perspective and automated fuzzing. This talk will provide a good overview of how the subsystems on QNX communication and how an attacker would attempt to elevate their privileges. We will also talk about some of the weaknesses identified with this on-going research and the challenges faced with exploit development on the platform.




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