AusCERT 2012 pics: Vaders and Terminators

AusCERT 2012 pics: Vaders and Terminators

Summary: The 2012 AusCERT conference continues with Star Wars, censorship, cyber attacks and machines becoming self-aware.


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  • (Credit: Zennith Geisler/ZDNet Australia)

    Chairman and founder of Internet Systems Consortium Paul Vixie gave his keynote address on "Stories and Lessons from DNSChanger", a trojan that reroutes victims' traffic through rogue servers, without their knowledge. Despite the victim count decreasing, Vixie couldn't help but cringe as he presented the figures.

  • (Credit: Zennith Geisler/ZDNet Australia)

    Mark Fabro, president and chief security scientist for Lofty Perch, tried not to look too concerned when there was a mishap with the stage lighting during his plenary presentation on "Forensics and supervisory control and data acquisition [SCADA]/distributed control system [DCS]".

    "You know, everybody laughs when I kid about hitting critical mass and the system becoming self-aware ... this is it, this is the moment."

Topics: AUSCERT, Security

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  • I think, therefore I am. I am what? A machine. Damn!!