[ISN] Black Hat says 'canceled' Apple talk never existed

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 04:03:45 -0500 (CDT)

By Robert Vamosi
Security - News.com
August 6, 2008

LAS VEGAS -- On the eve of this year's Black Hat Briefings, officials 
disputed a researcher's claim that his talk had to be canceled. They say 
the talk never even existed.

Last Thursday, researcher Charles Edge told Brian Krebs of the 
Washington Post that a talk on a previously disclosed flaw within the 
encryption for Apple FileVault had to be canceled because of a signed 
agreement with Apple.

The story had the individuals at Black Hat who handle the Call for 
Papers -- the process by which a researcher submits a request to make a 
presentation and then waits to hear back from the 
conference--scrambling. Edge, who goes by the nickname "Krypted," is a 
well-known Apple security researcher who has previously presented at 
both Black Hat and its sister conference Defcon.

But on Tuesday, two different Black Hat officials confirmed to CNET News 
that Edge never submitted a paper for this year's conference.

Charles Edge did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and 
this story will be updated as necessary.

Meanwhile, a Black Hat spokesperson confirmed that a panel discussion 
titled "Meet the Apple Security Experts" was canceled by its moderator. 
The panel still appears in the printed schedule for the conference; the 
cancellation came too late to change the printing. All other references 
have been removed.

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