34C3 – Chaos Computer Congress

This year, the Chaos Computer Congress opened his doors in Leipzig.
About 15000 visitors joined the presentation & questions sessions.

All sessions have been recorded and are provided in various formats:
https://media.ccc.de/c/34c3

Chaos Computer Club

The Chaos Computer Club e. V. (CCC) is Europe’s largest association of hackers. For more than thirty years they are providing information about technical and societal issues, such as surveillance, privacy, freedom of information, hacktivism, data security and many other interesting things around technology and hacking issues. As the most influential hacker collective in Europe they organize campaignsevents, lobbying and publications as well as anonymizing services and communication infrastructure. There are many hackerspaces in and around Germany which belong to or share a common bond to the CCC as stated in their hacker ethics.

Read more:

ccc.de

OpenSSL – Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

Links:

http://heartbleed.com/

http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=76F83051-AFDA-B0A2-500DC6997EA04308