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11 Security Sights Seen Only At Black Hat

Who says fun, sun, malware, and penetration testing don't mix? This year's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas offered information security training, hardware hacking, pool time, and more.
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Talk about a security first: Apple, which normally details no security vulnerability--or even admits to its existence--before patching, sent Dallas De Atley, manager of Apple's platform security team, to deliver a highly polished overview of current iOS security to a near-capacity conference room crowd.

While Apple earned kudos from security experts for simply showing up, others questioned whether the technology firm couldn't have opened more of a dialog with attendees, for example detailing future security refinements they're pursuing, or providing a more candid look at iOS security successes and failures. But the session ended with no allowance for audience questions, and De Atley swiftly departing through a side door.

Android user at Dallas De Atley's presentation on iOS security. Photograph by Mathew J. Schwartz.

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8/2/2012 | 12:14:46 PM
re: 11 Security Sights Seen Only At Black Hat
The whole conference looked like it was a blast to attend and learn some state of the art defensive techniques. I have to make it to one of these I would love to sit through most of these speakers that attend. I have heard many different opinions in what the key theme was at the Black Hat conference, did anyone attend? What was in your opinion the theme of the conference that you viewed?

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