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Thursday, September 12 • 14:30 - 15:29
Neil Kettle - IBM/Trusteer Rapport: Does IBM (I)ntentionally (B)ackdoor (M)achines?

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Despite my best efforts in 2011, IBM/Trusteeer Rapport is still doing the rounds in the UK banking community. Having concentrated on what was at that time OS-X related issues with only hints at the Windows issues, no one seemed to pick up the mantle to prove the remainder of Trusteer Rapport nothing more than snake oil. In the intervening years Trusteer have been hard at work improving their backdoors after their acquisition by IBM for a cool $1 billion in September 2013, quite the price to pay indeed. In this talk I’ll cover the historical state of, what was, the MacOS implementation since a recent disclosure resulted in IBM/Trusteer fixing the issues by performing a simple ‘rm -rf’ of the Kernel components (CVE-2018-1985) and the current state of play for the Windows components, the result of which is hopefully the ‘rm -rf’ of the Windows components.


Neil Kettle

Digit Labs
Neil was testing various writing products when he found a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he saw the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like “Stay Asleep”, “No Imagination”, “Nobody got fired for buying IBM”. Even... Read More →

Thursday September 12, 2019 14:30 - 15:29 BST
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