This talk is in two part: CloudPets, and next; How far are we from Big Brother society.
Wouldn’t it be cool, for a parent far from home, to be able to record a voice message with their phone and make the sound come out from a soft toy that children can hug? That’s the idea of CloudPets, children can even respond directly from the soft toy and communicate with their parents. What could possibly go wrong? Let your imagination go wild and you will still fall short!
How far are we from Big Brother society is a talk about how technology can be used for surveillance and crowd control. We will give you a practical demo how Chinese authorities employ spy on the Muslim minorities of China’s Xinjiang region with applications like: “IJOP” and “BXAQ”. While the audits focused on evidence gathering of the surveillance activities, which will be covered in this talk, we will also discuss some interesting vulnerabilities that we found along the way and were not the focus of the audit itself.
The session will be held by Abraham Aranguren. After 13 years in IT-SEC and 20 in IT Abraham is now the CEO of 7ASecurity. He is former senior penetration tester / team lead at Cure53 and Version 1. Creator of “Practical Web Defense” – a hands-on eLearnSecurity attack / defense course (www.elearnsecurity.com/PWD), OWASP OWTF project leader, an OWASP flagship project (owtf.org). Major degree and Diploma in Computer Science, some certs: CISSP, OSCP, GWEB, OSWP, CPTS, CEH, MCSE:Security, MCSA:Security, Security+. As a shell scripting fan trained by unix dinosaurs, Abraham wears a proud manly beard. He have been Security Trainer at Blackhat USA, HITB, OWASP Global AppSec and many other events. He writes on Twitter as @7asecurity @7a_ @owtfp or https://7asecurity.com/blog. Security Trainer at Blackhat USA, HITB, OWASP Global AppSec and many other events
This session is an eye opener of how technology control our lives. The question after this talk: Are we controlling the technology or are technology controlling our lives.