“A security researcher who was set to speak at the Black Hat hacker convention in Las Vegas next week on a previously undiscovered flaw in Apple’s FileVault encryption system has canceled his talk, citing confidentiality agreements with the Cupertino computer maker,” Brian Krebs reports for The Washington Post.
“Charles Edge, a researcher from Georgia, had been slated to discuss his research on a weakness that could be used to defeat FileVault encryption on the Mac. But sometime last week, Black Hat organizers pulled his name and presentation listing from its schedule of talks,” Krebs reports.
“Contacted via cell phone, Edge said he signed confidentiality agreements with Apple, which prevents him from speaking on the topic and from discussing the matter further,” Krebs reports.
“Edge should absolutely honor any legal agreements he signed with Apple, which he says is his biggest client,” Krebs writes. “But these kinds of reversals have a funny way of stoking the curiosity of the hacker community, already an inquisitive bunch by nature.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]