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Hacking-Lab @ CodeMash 2017

What is CodeMash? CodeMash is a conference for software developers and IT security professionals. It takes place every year in Sandusky, Ohio, in the U.S. The event consists of two parts: two days of training sessions (called “PreCompiler”), followed by two days of conference with sessions. It attracts about 3’000 visitors and takes place in […]

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Black Hat USA 2016 / DEF CON 24

At the beginning of August, as every year, two of our security analysts attended the most renowned IT security conferences Black Hat USA and DEF CON to learn about the latest trends and research. This year’s Black Hat conference, the 19th edition, took place at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center while DEF CON 24 was located […]

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Windows Phone – Security State of the Art?

Compass Security recently presented its Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile research at the April 2016 Security Interest Group Switzerland (SIGS) event in Zurich. The short presentation highlights the attempts made by our Security Analysts to bypass the security controls provided by the platform and further explains why bypassing them is not a trivial undertaking. Windows 10 Mobile, which […]

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Presentation on SAML 2.0 Security Research

Compass Security invested quite some time last year in researching the security of single sign-on (SSO) implementations. Often SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is used to implement a cross-domain SSO solution. The correct implementation and configuration is crucial for a secure authentication solution. As discussed in earlier blog articles, Compass Security identified vulnerabilities in SAML […]

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Compass Security at CYBSEC15 in Yverdon-les-Bains

As in past years, Compass Security will participate in the upcoming CyberSec Conference in Yverdon-les-Bains (formerly Application Security Forum – Western Switzerland). This year, we will contribute in two events: First, Antoine Neuenschwander and Alexandre Herzog will conduct a day long training session on Tuesday, November 3rd. Participants will be able to exercise their skills […]

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Presentation about Windows Phone 8.1

Earlier this month, my colleague Cyrill Bannwart and I held two Compass Security Beer Talk presentations in Bern and Jona about Windows Phone 8.1 security. The slides are now online and cover: Our (unsuccessful) black box attempts to break out from a Windows perspective A review of the implemented security features in Windows Phone 8.1 from a mobile perspective Our findings […]

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Presentation at BSidesVienna

On the last Saturday the 22nd of November, I attended BSidesVienna 2014 to deliver a talk about BurpSentinel. This tool is a Burp Suite extension giving better control over semi-automated requests sent to a given web application page. The presentation also covered aspects on automated Cross-Site Scripting and SQL injection detection. Despite talking early in the day (10 am), […]

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APT Detection Engine based on Splunk

Compass Security is working on an APT Detection Engine based on Splunk within the Hacking-Lab environment. Hacking-Lab is a remote training lab for cyber specialists, used by more then 22’000 users world-wide, run by Security Competence GmbH. An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a network attack in which an unauthorized person gains access to a network […]

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Compass Area 41 attendance

Area41 (@a41con) is a security conference held in Switzerland. Its the successor of the highly successful Hashdays. Several Compass Security Switzerland employees volunteered to help organizing this event. Some say, we completely infiltrated Area41! The compound of Komplex 457 was pretty awesome. There was enough space in the main hall for to accommodate all viewers, […]

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Compass Security at ASFWS in Yverdon-les-Bains

Compass Security is proud to be part and sponsor of the Application Security Forum – Western Switzerland (ASFWS), a conference about application, identity and cyber security which will be take place in a week’s time in Yverdon-les-Bains (15-16 October 2013). I will run the AppSec Lab 1 (featuring the Hacking-Lab), on Wednesday 16 October in the […]

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