Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

IoT Security, Digital Data Privacy, the Linux Dirty COW and related matters

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 325


Brian DeLacey - CryptographicHistory gmail com


An examination of IoT security in the wake of the 2016-10-21 DDoS attack


We'll review technologies, techniques and practices to address IoT and cloud-based security. We'll focus on digital data privacy concerns and Linux tools that help. We'll review recent breaches, leaks, phishing and malware attacks, as well as known exploits and vulnerabilities. (We'll recap the Linux Kernel's “Dirty Cow” story and the OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug.)

Meeting Notes


  1. Brian's slides (pdf)

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