A great way to steal someone’s secrets is often just listening carefully enough. At t2’15 Lev Pachmanov, Daniel Genkin, Itamar Pipman and Eran Tromer from Tel Aviv University demonstrated in practice how sensitive information can be pilfered with a sausage (or a Pita bread, if you’re vegetarian). In all seriousness, this has to be one of the funniest publicly delivered presentations on gathering electromagnetic emanations.
Whether you are into emission security or collecting signals intelligence, we’re sure you will enjoy this talk.
In this 2015 keynote headhntr aka Morgan Marquis-Boire philosophizes on nation state attacks, their history, how hackers operate, and the nature of the Internet. As with all philosophical content and/or keynotes, very little has fundamentally changed since the talk.
Is modern technology the Panopticon? What is the East Germany tipping point of today? Do you agree with Morgan at all? Watch the keynote and let us know on the Twitter with #t2infosec !
Those who actually read the CFP announcement might have noticed the fine print in the footnote section where we announced this year’s keynote. Like having an IRC gateway from a BBS group chat, we’re trying to stay modern and understand that since time is money and everybody wants a TL;DR which fits a tweet, we need to provide one:
Breaking: Dave Aitel giving the headline keynote at t2’17! #t2infosec #cyber #leftoflaunch #dailydave #voiceofreason #buffythevampireslayer
In other words, we’re continuing the tradition of inviting former @stake / NSA employees / DailyDave posters to speak at t2. If you’ve been reading mailing lists and not just clicking on random links from Twitter, you will probably agree that people who have been long enough in the game often have the kind of insight you can only get by having been there and done that. It is our pleasure to welcome Dave Aitel to deliver the keynote this year.
In case you were born after Miami Vice originally aired, do some googling and figure out a way to mention GOBBLES and our keynote speaker in the same sentence.
Some of us are young/old enough to have spent too much time browsing through Cryptome archives in the late 90s and being amazed by documents about ECHELON and TEMPEST. Yet, it only took a couple of decades to see those unravel before our very eyes.
Compared to many other security topics, open source information available on electromagnetic intelligence cannot be described as extensive nor comprehensive. Luckily, the talented researchers from Tel Aviv took public research to a new level by demonstrating their 300 USD pita bread.
The setup brings practical attacks to class rooms and coffee shops near you. This time paper and pencil are recommended for taking notes.