CSAW CTF 2013 Qualification Round: Reversing

Each year, the Information Systems and Security Laboratory (ISIS Lab) of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University hosts a Cyber Security Awareness Week, bringing together students and researchers to discuss the latest in cybersecurity.  Cybersecurity...

CSAW CTF 2013 Qualifiers: Crypto 300 Write-up

The CSAW CTF 2013 online qualifiers were held last weekend (09/19/2013 through 09/22/2013). The top 10 undergraduate teams will participate in the CSAW CTF finals in November; however the qualifiers were open to everyone and a small team from Digital Operatives...

Defending Your Emails from Surveillance … Conveniently

With the recent and ongoing disclosures of what appear to be widespread Internet surveillance programs, the public is becoming increasingly aware of the privacy risks in sending plaintext email. Even connecting to one’s email service provider using a...

Landmine: Advanced Clandestine Defensive System

Been on our website for sometime, but we wanted to release some additional information to the public about Landmine, our sophisticated custom defensive sensor that detects advanced targeted intrusions with ease. Check it...

Hackers That Solve Problems

The nation and the world at large are struggling to come to grips with the fact that we are now more than ever vulnerable in our daily lives to adversarial actions in cyberspace. Digital Operatives has been working in computer/network/cyber security focused...

Security and Trust When Everything Has a Computer in It

Recently, Panic Software announced that they had opened up an HDMI display adapter cable for the latest family of Apple iOS devices, which use a proprietary I/O port named Lightning. Inside the HDMI adapter, the engineers at Panic Software found an ARM system on a...

Codegate 2013 Quals

The Codegate 2013 YUT Preliminary capture-the-flag event wrapped up last week on March 03, 2013. Congratulations to the European NOPSled Team for winning the challenge and congratulations to all who qualified to participate in the final challenge in Korea on April...

Security News: Adobe Reader/Acrobat 0-Day with Sandbox Bypass

Some of you have undoubtedly heard the big news in the exploit world this week. There is a new Adobe Reader/Acrobat exploit in the wild that bypasses ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization), DEP (Data Execution Prevention), and, most importantly, the sandbox...

PAINT released to the public for Research Purposes Only

Digital Operatives is proud to release to the public for Research Purposes Only beta version of PAINT, Process Attribution In Network Traffic. PAINT is a standalone application that works alongside Wireshark to analyze process attribution data. This release includes a...