Carders & Skimming - Turning credit card theft to cash
rburkettat May 02,2016 This video helped reinforce the importance of understanding protocols. If the goal is to protect all of the potential exposures in a protocol like SSL, you have to know and understand them. The mosquito solution is more relevant to the US now with the Zika virus.
haneenat May 05,2016 I appreciated the examples illustrated about the flaws that comes with every new innovation. It is not doubt that with new technologies, the first thing hackers start thinking about is what they can make the new devices. I remember the risk that was associated with with the chipped credit cards but thanks to improvements the current new chips are supposedly more secure. This made me think of the risk that may come with Apple or Android Pay and what gaps might be there. Finally, I would like to stress the importance of the SSL certificates (good ones) and the need for encryption as we communicate online or for banking transactions.
ronnypaladinoat June 21,2016 Interesting presentation, a little dated examples as people are not able to simply write scripts to run against top social media sites as easily anymore, etc. But, what I got out of this is that people will always find a vulnerability to exploit and being in the era of the Internet of things, this becomes very dangerous as every device becomes something that can be controlled by others.
mikebrashierat June 22,2016 With the way "software is eating the world" I wonder if hacking will decrease or increase. Certainly the various methods for hacking physical artifacts like credit cards and hotel TV remotes will become obsolete.
The laser mosquito system was pretty cool but as others have posted it might not be the most efficient way to solve the problem. Too many times I see proposed solutions for problems in third world countries by people who have never lived there and have no idea what it is like to live there. How would the poorest people on earth, who are actually the people who suffer most from malaria, supposed to install and maintain laser systems around their villages when they dont even have electricity much less money for lasers? I applaud the idea though. I would just prefer a more practical solution. Maybe market it in the US and sell it for a ton of money for people to use at backyard bar-b-q's then use that money to subsidize installations in third world country.
dgroveat July 21,2016 It was interesting presentation, however, I thought the title is misleading. The talk did start as a hacker demo, which I always find interesting of the vulnerabilities people exploit in everyday life, but then it turned into him promoting his company. The venture he was researching about defeating a pest/disease that harms people and crops is fascinating, but nothing to do with hacking.