2011 FIRST Conference: Friday

The final day of the conference began with Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure exploring the history of PC-based malware, beginning with the Brain virus in 1986, and moving towards the threats posed by ransomware, social network-based attacks. He also looked at … Continue reading

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2011 FIRST Conference: Thursday

Thursday morning commenced with a presentation from Marc Feidt of the European Commission, talking about the EU’s vision for a more IT enabled society in order to enable economic growth, a reduction in poverty and their climate change goals. They … Continue reading

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2011 FIRST Conference: Wednesday

Wednesday’s sessions began with a very engaging, entertaining and informative talk from Rob Thomas, founder of Team Cymru, a group with which we co-operate closely. The talk commenced with a brief overview of his history, how he became involved in … Continue reading

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2011 FIRST Conference: Tuesday

Tuesday’s sessions commenced with a look at rogue pharmacy sites by Brian Krebs, well known for his column Krebs On Security. He explored the history of some of the major players in this black-market industry, including some of the other … Continue reading

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2011 FIRST Conference: Monday

Monday saw the first full day of the conference.  After some opening remarks, the morning consisted of two plenary talks, the first by Peter Zinn of the Netherlands National Crime Squad.  His presentation concentrated on some of the cybercrime cases … Continue reading

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2011 FIRST Conference: Sunday

Two members of OxCERT are currently attending the annual conference of FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams). As a truly international body, the venue for the conference moves around the world each year; recent venues have included Seville, … Continue reading

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SSL Interception: Making the world a safer place?

Hi all and welcome to OxCERT’s new blog.  Here we will try to keep you up to date with any developments and projects we are involved in regarding security in the University of Oxford.  We’ll also take the chance to … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to OxCERT’s new blog. We’ll be using this to complement our existing series of bulletins and monthly reports, but unlike those will not be access-restricted. We are looking to discuss some of the work we’re doing, respond to queries, … Continue reading

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