The joy of breaking stuff

By Carl Mäsak (‎masak‎)
Date: Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:45
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: bugs outofbox perl6 security


We keep hearing so many success stories. This is a talk about things sometimes failing, and how they fail.

I am a firm believer of learning by breaking stuff. A big part of understanding how things work is related to understanding the failure modes of those same things.

This talk takes us through a handful of situations where software failed rather badly, either because of professional exploiters of failure modes (like script kiddies) of innocently curious people (like me).


Attended by: Sebastian Willing (‎sewi‎), Yanick Champoux (‎Yanick‎), Jean Forget, Martin Becker (‎martin‎), Gabi Hack (‎gabimuc‎), H.Merijn Brand (‎Tux‎), Oleg Komarov (‎komarov‎), Stefan Seifert (‎Nine‎), Barbie, Manfred Heumann (‎confuseAcat‎), Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎), Gunnar Koppel (‎wk‎), Erik Johansen (‎uniejo‎), Jess Robinson (‎castaway‎), Jesse Luehrs (‎doy‎), Michal Jurosz (‎mj41‎), marc chantreux (‎eiro‎), Abe Timmerman (‎abeltje‎), Gianni Ceccarelli (‎dakkar‎), Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), Patrick Mevzek, Tudor Constantin, Henrik Hald Nørgaard, Artur Spengler, Mike Eve, Peter Heuchert, Fredrik Thunberg (‎Thunis‎), Robin Sheat, Paul van Eldijk (‎pavel‎), Elena Bolshakova (‎helena‎), Kenneth Power, Magnus Zeisig (‎magnuz‎), Mark Stringer (‎mullet‎), Francisco Lourenço (‎fml‎), Ole Voß, Anne Thorniley, felher, Alex Timoshenko, Winfried Puchinger (‎winpuc‎), Maxim Vuets (‎mvuets‎), Caio Romão, Sebastian Willert, Vincent Bachelier (‎geistteufel‎), Istvan Gal, darius ungurean, Dave Sherohman (‎dsheroh‎), Patrick Ringl (‎pari‎), Ahti Nurminen (‎ade‎), Tadeusz Sośnierz (‎tadzik‎), Jesper Dalberg, Matthias Zeichmann, Andreea Stanciu, Asbjørn Thegler (‎ath‎), Plesco Natalia (‎natasha‎), Martin Evans (‎mjevans‎), Sören Laird Sörries, Luís Miguel Braga (‎microft‎), Tri Duong Tran, Stepan Cenek, Tomas Doran (‎t0m‎), Christian Altergott, Aaron Crane (‎arc‎), Peter Makholm (‎brother‎), Fabian Zimmermann (‎fobs‎), Dennis Stosberg, Wolfgang Schemmel (‎Perleone‎), Herbert Breunung (‎lichtkind‎),
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