shmoocon 2007, Dan Kaminsky




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Published on Jul 9, 2007

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Weaponizing Noam Chomsky, or Hacking with Pattern Languages

There is no man page for the English language, but kids pick it up anyway (more or less). There is deep structure hidden inside every human generated language, especially those we intend to fuzz. I will discuss and demonstrate new, useful, and purty purty tools for rendering complex patterns automatically, potentially in realtime, and breaking things with it. New toys will be released, including a generic XML fuzzer (rawk!).

Dan Kaminsky is the Director of Penetration Testing at IOActive, a Seattle-based security consultancy. Dan has been speaking at conferences for over six years, and has a reputation for doing bad things to packets. He spent two years at Cisco, and another two at Avaya, before spending 2006 consulting at Microsoft analyzing Vista.


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