Christopher Abad - Advancements in Anonymous eAnnoyance

This talk will go over advancements in the technology to circumvent measures put into place to prevent the age old internet pastime of annoying other people. Methods and tools will be presented for breaking audio and visual CAPTCHA systems, taking advantage of lazy registrant authentication, ruining the quality of collaborative content, and defeating spam filters even better than the spammers do and otherwise compromising usability, as well as a few other surprise demos.


Christopher Abad is a research scientist at Cloudmark, where he spends a lot of time thinking about spam. Previously, he has worked for numerous vulnerability management companies thinking a great deal about vulnerability assessment and host fingerprinting and he has spoken at a number of conferences on various topics surrounding profiling classification.