The Dalai Lama, Advanced Persistent Threat and the Great Whitehat Taboo. presented at Shakacon 2012

by Kent Backman,

Summary : In this talk, Kent will discuss what two years of "ethically sniffing" a Tor exit node has revealed about large scale email exploitation campaigns targeting Tibetan dissident exiles, democracy advocates and others working around the world to counter systematic human rights abuses. Also covered will be touchy ethical issues on sniffing anyone's traffic, how these ethical issues were overcome for the duration of this project, what the Tor-leveraged email exploitation says about the state of Internet email security and even your email account, and what you can do about it.