By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
May 5, 2010
One year after his Black Hat talk on Automated Teller Machine security
vulnerabilities was yanked by his employer, security researcher Barnaby
Jack plans to deliver the talk and disclose a new ATM rootkit at the
computer security conference.
He plans to give the talk, entitled "Jackpotting Automated Teller
Machines," at the Black Hat Las Vegas conference, held July 28 and 29.
Jack will demonstrate several ways of attacking ATM machines, including
remote, network-based attacks. He will also reveal a "multi-platform ATM
rootkit," and will discuss things that the ATM industry can do to
protect itself from such attacks, he writes in his description of the
talk, posted this week to the Black Hat Web site.
Jack was set to discuss ATM security problems at last year's conference,
but his employer, Juniper Networks, made him pull the presentation after
getting complaints from an ATM maker that was worried that the
information he had discovered could be misused.
The security researcher found a straightforward way of getting around
Juniper's objections, however. Last month, he took a new job as director
of security research with IOActive.
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