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    The keynote opening starts at 9:47, Parisa Tabriz's, Project Zero Manager & Director of Engineering at Google, Security Princess - talk starts at 23:35.

    Parisa Tabriz's lead in and discussion of Google's recent final push and fruition for the transition from http => https, starts at 39:00

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    Black Hat USA 2018 Keynote: Parisa Tabriz
    Black Hat
    Streamed live on Aug 8, 2018
    Optimistic Dissatisfaction with the Status Quo: Steps We Must Take to Improve Security in Complex Landscapes
    By Parisa Tabriz, Project Zero Manager & Director of Engineering at Google, Security Princess
    Working in security is a principled decision. Many of us do this because we want to help make technology more reliable and safer for our friends, our family - for humanity. Your skills got you a job, but your principles and drive got you the skills.

    Turning your ideals into real, concrete outcomes at scale is… daunting. Interconnected networks, billions of lines of ever-evolving code, third party dependencies and legacy requirements, competing priorities, conflicting incentives, snake oil solutions; these are just a few of the challenges that are familiar to security professionals, and that doesn’t even include the social and communication barriers or endless philosophical debates.

    So, how do you actually make technology in complex landscapes safer, at scale?

    This talk offers guiding advice that we as security practitioners and leaders must embrace in order to succeed. Drawing on her experiences leading some of the biggest, ongoing security efforts that aim to make technology safer for all users, Parisa will first share how throwing out the rule book on vulnerability disclosure has been moving giants of the software industry toward measurably faster patching and end-user security. Next, she will share how a grassroots side project grew to shift the majority of the web ecosystem to secure transport, nearly 25 years after the technology was first made available. Finally, she will review the major effort to implement an intern’s publication in one of today’s largest open source projects, and how they persevered for 5+ years of refactoring, avoiding efforts to defund the work along the way. (Coincidentally, this project helped the world’s most popular browser mitigate a new class of hardware vulnerabilities earlier this year!)

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    T-Mobile Hacked — 2 Million Customers' Personal Data Stolen
    https://thehackernews.com/2018/08/t-mobile-hack-breach.html
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    T-Mobile today confirmed that the telecom giant suffered a security breach on its US servers on August 20 that may have resulted in the leak of "some" personal information of up to 2 million T-Mobile customers.
     
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    Cuban scientist rejects microwaves as source of mysterious acoustic attacks on diplomats
    By Patrick Oppmann, CNN, Updated 6:43 PM ET, Mon September 3, 2018
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/03/health/cuba-microwaves-attacks-theory/index.html

    "Havana (CNN)A Cuban government investigator looking into reports of mysterious acoustic attacks on US and Canadian diplomats on the communist-run island on Monday dismissed a US government theory that microwave weapons emitting concentrated beams of radiation may have been used in the incidents.

    "If you look at the alleged events, there have been reports that there are several people in a room with thick walls and thick windows and only one person was targeted. This is a kind of weapon that doesn't exist," said Dr. Mitchell Valdes-Sosa, a well-known neurologist who is part of the Cuban special task force investigating the alleged attacks. "It's science fiction, not science," he said.

    "First, it was sonic weapons, now microwave. What's next, kryptonite?" the investigator said in an interview with CNN at his research center in Havana, referring to an earlier theory that sonic weapons emitting high-powered ultrasound waves could have caused the injuries.

    Valdes-Sosa said researchers and investigators are working on a paper to rebut the microwave weapons theory.
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