26C3 - 26C3 1.15

26th Chaos Communication Congress
Here be dragons

Karsten Nohl

Karsten is a cryptographer and hardware hacker.

Towards more security in everyday devices like phones and credit cards, Karsten raises public awareness about the wide-spread use of weak cryptography and advises companies ready to improve from there.

Karsten's academic research deals with privacy protection, while his white hat hacking projects focus on cryptographic hardware. Karsten analyzed and found to be insecure most major RFID smart-cards including Mifare, Hitag, Legic, and HID, as well as the popular DECT cordless phones.