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Black Hat 2011 Takes Aim at iOS, Android and Windows

The annual Black Hat USA event kicks off this week in Las Vegas with security researchers set to discuss vulnerabilities in nearly every type of information technology.

Over the years, Black Hat has created a mythos for itself as the conference where some of the most lethal hacking attacks are discussed and sometimes debunked. Black Hat is the place where Dan Kaminsky revealed his DNS flaw in 2008 and where Barnaby Jack hacked ATMs live on stage in 2010. For 2011, the topics are no less severe with researchers set to discuss vulnerabilities in mobile communications and even core infrastructure like water meters.

Multiple researchers over the two day event will be taking aim at Google's Android mobile operating system. Security researchers from Dasient are set to reveal new research that shows that a large percentage of Android apps are insecure and leak user information. Going a step further security researchers Riley Hassell and Shane Macaulay are scheduled to talk about, Hacking Androids for Profit.

 

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Black Hat USA 2011 Preview