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Saturday, May 9 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Running Away from Security: Web App Vulnerabilities and OSINT Collide

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Lately it seems like more and more of our lives are being sucked into the computer world. There are wrist-sensors for tracking our steps, phone apps that plot our workouts on maps, and sites to share our healthy-eating and weight loss progress. When people sign up for these sites, they usually use pseudonyms or the sites give them a unique numbered ID to keep their information "private".

How hard would it be to connect a person's step-counting, diet history and other info on these health sites to their real lives? Are businesses using these sites for non-fitness purposes?

This talk will show weaknesses in several web applications used for health and exercise tracking and reveal [spoiler alert] how trivial it is to find the real people behind the "private" accounts.


Micah Hoffman

Micah Hoffman has been working in the information technology field since 1998 supporting federal government, commercial, and internal customers in their searches to discover and quantify information security weaknesses within their organizations. He leverages years of hands-on, real-world... Read More →

Saturday May 9, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Microsoft 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

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