22C3 - 2.2

22nd Chaos Communication Congress
Private Investigations

Martin Herfurt

the trifinite.group is a bunch of computer experts that teamed up in order to do some projects in the area of wireless devices with special focus on security.

Martin Herfurt is the founder of the trifinite.group. He completed his Telecommunications Engineering Degree at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and Technologies in 2001. Alongside his study Martin was involved in numerous industry projects, providing him with commercial programming practice. In 2000 Martin followed up his formal study with a four-month internship at the telecommunications institute of TELCOT institute in San Ramon, California, USA. Since the second half of 2000 Martin has been working as a full time researcher at an Austrian Research facility. His project responsibilities range from the co-ordination of a European IST project with a total budget of over 5 million Euro to software agents development. Together with a colleague, Martin began in the summer of 2003 a class on mobile data services at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences and Technologies. In February 2004, Martin discovered a major security loophole in several popular cellphones which is referred to as BlueBug in the media. Martin is also currently working on a PhD in computer science at the University of Salzburg. As part of his fascination with the rapid development in computer programming Martin has become a regular participant in the Chaos Communication Congress which is a yearly meeting of the German hacker association CCC.