No-Tech Hacking presented at Blackhat USA 2007

by Johnny Long (Hackers for charity),

Tags: Security Wireless Cloud

Summary : I'm Johnny. I hack stuff. I've been at
it for quite a while now, and I've picked up a few tricks along the way.
I get asked about my tricks all the time, mostly by kids who saw that
movie. You know the one. But I've always said no. I've held onto my
secrets as part of the pact I made with the hacker underground. I mean
I'm allowed to give talks and presentations about hacking stuff, but the
secrets...the real super-cool secrets I've had to keep to myself. The
head of the underground said so. But I got this email the other day that
says I'm THIS close to getting kicked out of the underground. Seems the
glare of the public eye has been on me for far too long and I've become
a liability. So, I'm going to be proactive. I'm going to quit before
they can fire me. I'm coming out of the closet (not that one) and I'm
airing all the underground's dirty laundry in the process. That's right.
I'm going public with the überest of the über. The real ninja skillz
are yours for the knowing. Want to know how to suck data off a laptop
with nothing but your MIND? Poke your way into a corporate email server
without touching a keyboard? You think I'm kidding. I'm not. Want to
slip inside a building and blend with the shadows? Even the best slip up
with this trick, but don't worry. If your camouflage breaks down, I'll
teach you the Jedi wave. Not the one in Star Wars (they stole theirs
from the hacker underground), but the REAL Jedi wave that confuses
people and makes them ignore you as you bumble around in the high
security areas. Or the smoke trick. The one that lets you pass through
walls untouched, surrounded by a cool-looking (but smelly) cloud of
smoke. How about sucking sensitive data from a corporate network from
the parking lot? Without a wireless device. How about blending in with
the feds? You can chat with them about...fed stuff, and they'll accept
you as one of their own. All this and more. The underground is gonna be
sooo ticked off.