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Running Away from Security: Web App Vulnerabilities and OSINT Collide - Micah Hoffman (Circle City Con 2015 Videose 2015) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Running Away from Security: Web App Vulnerabilities and OSINT Collide
Micah Hoffman

Circle City Con 2015

An Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) look into the world of health and fitness-tracking sites. 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.

Bio: 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 penetration testing and incident response experience to provide excellent solutions to his customers. Micah works for a large consulting firm and is a SANS Certified Instructor. Micah is an active member in the NoVAHackers community, writes Recon-ng modules and enjoys tackling issues with the Python scripting language. When not working, teaching, or learning, Micah can be found hiking or backpacking on Appalachian Trail or the many park trails in Maryland. Catch him on Twitter @WebBreacher.

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