Carders & Skimming - Turning credit card theft to cash
bmanahan188at December 12,2015 Powerful video displaying the fragile state of security in our world. One of the most interesting TedTalks I have ever seen. While the entire video was captivating, the end was truly inspiring when he broke down the thinking behind hacking, and showing how that thought process can achieve great things. It was also pretty cool to see mosquitoes being shot with a laser.
CCotton10at January 30,2016 As with most Ted Talks, this one does an excellent job with the subject matter. One key point he makes is the mindset of the hacker which is that they look at the possibilities of what can be done with something. I like that approach. Too often in my career I have had employees that work for me give me a hundred and one reasons why something cannot be done rather than look for how to get something done.
BrianDaugetteat February 12,2016 The pay off for this video wasn't until half way until the end where he started talking about how hackers can help solve real world problems, and the work they are doing against mosquitoes. I think the laser was an overengineered solution, but it does show that if hackers use their intelligence and natural curiousity for good it can benefit everyone.
adamat February 16,2016 This video is a fantastic look into new ways of approaching problems and solving them. We need people who think of creative ways to get new tools to market to solve time sensitive problems quickly. I would love to know how many mosquitoes that laser can kill and how many get passed it, and what range that thing covers.
tcmahonyat March 11,2016 This was a pretty good video that goes over the various weaknesses in security across many technologies. This video may be a few years old but a lot of what was presented is still true today. The presenter talked about how he could control his tv and circumvent certain paid restrictions. At a presentation at DEF CON two years ago a presenter was able to control all aspects of the hotel room and those surrounding him because of an insecure protocol controlling the various lights, TVs, blinds, etc. These technologies are great and can lead to efficiencies in our lives but security is always thought of last and this needs to change. The presentation from DEF CON questioned whether you would stay in this hotel knowing a person could control all aspects of the room without harming you, most people said yes. But one has to think what more could be done had they gone another step forward.