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Threat Research

NSE Experts Academy CTF

At the end of this past June, Fortinet ran the NSE Experts Academy which featured for the first time a Capture The Flag (CTF) session. We welcomed close to 60 participants, and feedback was extremely positive. We congratulate the top 2 winners, with very close scores, teams YouMayNotWannaCry and ACSN. Our CTF had two specifications: While it included challenges on Fortinet products it was not limited to them - this was not a sales session but a technical one! For instance, while we had challenges on FortiSandbox, FortiCam, and FortiGate,...

By Axelle Apvrille July 30, 2017

Threat Research

Wrap-up: US Campaign-themed Malware and Trolls

The US political season is over and a new President has been elected. This election has arguably been one of the most colorful (some might say entertaining) and controversial presidential election cycles in the country’s history. For cyber crooks, this has been just the right environment to target victims with their attacks and trolls. In this post we take a look at some of the more notable US campaign-themed malware and scams. While some may induce false fears and a few laughs, others represent serious threats.  “Donald...

By Joie Salvio and Rommel Joven November 15, 2016

Industry Trends

The Challenge of E-Voting

Countries where open elections occur have often developed arcane rules and processes for casting, collecting, and tabulating votes, in part because counting and managing votes is so time-consuming. But also because different groups, especially those with power, have strongly vested interests not only in the outcome, but also in the process itself. In the US, for example, Americans voting in the current Presidential election don’t actually vote for Presidential candidates, but for slates of “electors” pledged to support those...

By Anthony Giandomenico October 31, 2016

Industry Trends

So You Want to Be a (Ethical) Hacker?

The news is inescapable. Hackers and their nefarious counterparts have been thrust into popular culture, not just in the form of fictional characters like Mr. Robot (see our thoughts on season 1), but in the form of very real individuals and organizations that are responsible for everything from the sophisticated take down of nuclear enrichment facilities to the humiliation of major media organizations. It all sounds terrifying, I know. Which is why I asked some of our very own researchers and analysts to help us separate fact from fiction. In this...

By Michael Chalmandrier-Perna October 04, 2016

Industry Trends

Proactive Hacking to Build Better Security

Fortinet has developed a talented group of security experts and veterans that work together to design, execute, and administer every conceivable type of networking and security infrastructure. These infrastructures serve the largest enterprises, university campuses, and industry conferences, to small and mid-sized businesses, inter-connected retail locations, and even storm-battered cargo ships. Designing and building any network infrastructure poses unique challenges, and requires extreme diligence in the planning, implementation, and administration....

By Aamir Lakhani October 03, 2016

Threat Research

Hacktivity 2015

I'm back from Hacktivity 2015, a big hacking and industrial event in Budapest (Hungary), where I was presenting an update of my research on the Fitbit Flex tracker (slides). It seems several people in the audience were wearing a sports wristband ;) Fitness Trackers at my talk at Hacktivity For your information, I will be presenting on the same topic at Hack.lu next week, but let's say 70% of the presentation will be *different* as I am not focusing on the same aspects. Tamas Szakaly - Shall we play a game? Tamas gave an interesting...

By Axelle Apvrille October 14, 2015

Industry Trends

Why Mr. Robot Still Works...And Why It's Sending A Timely Message

[Editor's Note: If you haven't yet watched the season finale of Mr. Robot, there are some spoilers here. It's not a recap and it won't ruin the whole episode, but you might want to watch it first before you keep reading.] Within the first four minutes of last night's Mr. Robot finale (postponed from last week because of sensitivity to the on-air shooting in Virginia), we saw a character who's life had been destroyed by the Ashley Madison data dump and heard how astoundingly difficult it is to prosecute computer...

By Chris Dawson September 03, 2015