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Subjects of 31c3 - A new Dawn

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Posted · Original PosterOP

On Tuesday 31c3, the annual Chaos Communication Congress by Chaos Computer Club, ended.

This is a short list of the talks I attended and deem to be important or at least informative, this list is by no means complete.



Links to the Youtube videos:




In German:

1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVivA0eoNGM  --> "Starbug: Ich sehe, also bin ich.... Du" by Starbug

In short for all non german speakers: Starbug demonstrated how easy it is to fool biometric security systems,

                                                           that you can develope a keylogger using the reflection of the screen in your eye and made a step by step guide how you to recreate a fake fingerprint.


In Englisch


2)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKxj-Jh9pmY     --> "Whatever happened to nuclear weapons?" by Michael Büker

3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l4B7C5MNMQ  --> "Inside field Station Berlin" by Bill Scannell

4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKLnhmri8Cg    --> "Forging the USB armory - Creating an open source secure flash-drive-sized computer" by Andrea Barisani

5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ0I5tl0YLY       --> "SS7: Locate. Track. Manipulate" by Tobias Engel

6) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BrdX7VdOr0    --> "Thunderstrike: EFI bootkits for Apple MacBooks" by Trammell Hudson

7) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgGMj3Mf88   --> "Jacob Appelbaum: Reconstructing narratives - transparency in the service of justice" by Jacob Appelbaum

8) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmKqdMDastM  --> "Crypto Tales from the Trenches" by Nadia Heninger, Julia Angwin, Laura Poitras, Jack Gillum

9) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrFWwA-47U --> ""State of the Onion" by Jacob Appelbaum and arma


You can find descriptions to all talks of 31c3 here: http://halfnarp.events.ccc.de/




Keep in mind that this was a meeting of people with different backrounds, from press to kids to security specialists.

As stated above, this is just a very short list of talks I found interesting and is by no means complete.

I suggest you check out recordings of the other talks on the following channels:




My intention with this post is to spread awareness of the topics that were discussed during 31c3. If you don't want to concern yourself with netpolitics, some of the topics might not be for you.



If you read this far, thank you.

Happy new year! (although I'm a bit late for that)

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