[GLLUG] OSHUG #31 -- Privacy and Security, 20th February 2014.

JLMS jjllmmss at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 3 22:47:53 UTC 2014

Me too. Should we wear penguin lapel pins?

On 3 February 2014 18:45, Tom Taylor <tom at tommyt.co.uk> wrote:

> Me +1
> On 3 Feb 2014 18:44, "adam at geekism.co.uk" <adam at geekism.co.uk> wrote:
>>  Is anyone planing on going to this?
>> Adam
>> Sent from my HTC
>> ----- Reply message -----
>> From: "Andrew Back" <andrew at carrierdetect.com>
>> To: "The mailing list for the Greater London Linux User Group" <
>> gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk>
>> Subject: [GLLUG] OSHUG #31 -- Privacy and Security, 20th February 2014.
>> Date: Sun, Feb 2, 2014 21:04
>> Hello,
>> Details below of the first OSHUG meeting of 2014, which those with an
>> interest in privacy, security and RFID hacking may wish to head along
>> to.
>> Cheers,
>> Andrew
>> //
>> Event #31 -- Privacy and Security (Security protocols in constrained
>> environments, RFIDler, Indie Phone)
>> 20th February 2014, 17:30 - 20:30 at BCS London, 1st Floor, The
>> Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.
>>   Registration: http://oshug.org/event/31
>> The thirty-first OSHUG meeting is dedicated to privacy and security,
>> with talks on implementing security protocols in constrained
>> environments, an SDR RFID reader/writer/emulator, and a new initiative
>> that will use design thinking and open source to create a truly
>> empowering mobile phone.
>> -- Security protocols in constrained environments
>> Implementation of security protocols such as TLS, SSH or IPsec come
>> with a memory and compute overhead. Whilst this has become negligible
>> in full scale environments it's still a real issue for hobbyist and
>> embedded developers. This presentation will look at the sources of the
>> overheads, what can be done to minimise them, and what sort of
>> hardware platforms can be made to absorb them. The benefits and
>> potential pitfalls of hardware specific implementations will also be
>> examined.
>> Chris Swan is CTO at CohesiveFT where he helps build secure cloud
>> based networks. He's previously been a security guy at large Swiss
>> banks, and before that was a Weapon Engineering Officer in the Royal
>> Navy. Chris has tinkered with electronics since pre-school, and these
>> days has a desk littered with various dev boards and projects.
>> -- RFIDler: A Software Defined RFID Reader/Writer/Emulator
>> Software Defined Radio has been quietly revolutionising the world of
>> RF. However, the same revolution has not yet taken place in RFID. The
>> proliferation of RFID/NFC devices means that it is unlikely that you
>> will not interact with one such device or another on a daily basis.
>> Whether it's your car key, door entry card, transport card,
>> contactless credit card, passport, etc. you almost certainly have one
>> in your pocket right now!
>> RFIDler is a new project, created by Aperture Labs, designed to bring
>> the world of Software Defined Radio into the RFID spectrum. We have
>> created a small, open source, cheap to build platform that allows any
>> suitably powerful microprocessor access to the raw data created by the
>> over-the-air conversation between tag and reader coil. The device can
>> also act as a standalone 'hacking' platform for RFID
>> manipulation/examination. The rest is up to you!
>> Adam "Major Malfunction" Laurie is a security consultant working in
>> the field of electronic communications, and a Director of Aperture
>> Labs Ltd., who specialise in reverse engineering of secure systems. He
>> started in the computer industry in the late Seventies, and quickly
>> became interested in the underlying network and data protocols.
>> During this period, he successfully disproved the industry lie that
>> music CDs could not be read by computers, and wrote the world's first
>> CD ripper, 'CDGRAB'. He was also involved various early open source
>> projects, including 'Apache-SSL' which went on to become the de-facto
>> standard secure web server. Since the late Nineties he has focused his
>> attention on security, and has been the author of various papers
>> exposing flaws in Internet services and/or software, as well as
>> pioneering the concept of re-using military data centres (housed in
>> underground nuclear bunkers) as secure hosting facilities.
>> Andy Ritchie has been working in the computer and technology industry
>> for over 20 years for major industry players such as ICL, Informix,
>> British Airways and Motorola. Founding his first company, Point 4
>> Consulting at the age of 25, he built it into a multi-million pound
>> technology design consultancy. Point 4 provided critical back end
>> technology and management for major web sites such as The Electronic
>> Telegraph, MTV, United Airlines, Interflora, Credit Suisse,BT,
>> Littlewoods and Sony. Following Point 4 he went on to found Ablaise, a
>> company that manages the considerable intellectual property generated
>> by Point 4, and Aperture Labs. In his spare time he manages the worlds
>> largest and longest running security conference, Defcon. Andy's
>> research focuses on access control systems, biometric devices and
>> embedded systems security, and he has spoken and trained at
>> information security conferences in Europe and the US publicly and for
>> private and governmental audiences. He is responsible for identifying
>> major vulnerabilities in various access control and biometric systems,
>> and has a passion for creating devices that emulate access control
>> tokens either electronic physical or biometric. Andy has been
>> responsible both directly and indirectly for changing access control
>> guidelines for several western governments. Andy is currently a
>> director of Aperture Labs Ltd, a company that specialises in reverse
>> engineering and security evaluations of embedded systems.
>> -- Indie: a tale of privacy, civil liberties, and a phone
>> Can a phone really help protect our civil liberties? Aral Balkan
>> thinks so. And he's embarked on an audacious journey to make one. Join
>> us to hear the introduction of a two-year story that is only just
>> beginning.
>> Aral Balkan is is founder and designer of Indie Phone, a phone that
>> empowers mere mortals to own their own data.
>> Note: Please aim to by 18:15 as the first talk will start at 18:30 prompt.
>> --
>> Andrew Backhttp://carrierdetect.com
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