Call for Papers: CryptoCon16 – Patch Me If You Can


For the the fourth time Leipzig Hackerspace sublab e.V. and Bündnis Privacy Leipzig e.V. invite everybody to our security conference CryptoCon16 themed “Patch me if you can”. Ehe event will take place from May 19 until May 22, 2016, at our location in Leipzig-Plagwitz (Westwerk).
For four days, we will focus on:

  • cryptography
  • practical approaches to encryption
  • decentralized communication infrastructure
  • law and administrative questions
  • privacy
  • open hardware
  • hacktivism
  • attacks on IT and communication systems
  • security solutions and protocols

In 2013 Edward Snowdens uncoverings made our worst …

Crypto Talk at 28C3: Datamining for Hackers – Encrypted Traffic Mining, Day 1, 14:00, Saal 1


The first cryptography related talk at 28C3 is about data mining in encrypted data. One may assume, that encrypting your data with a good encryption scheme prevents other people from learning about it. However, this is not true, specially for network protocols, that often leak information, like who is communicating with who, and when how much data is transferred. An attacker can use these information to make assumptions about the content of the transmission.

From the abstract: Voice over IP (VoIP) has experienced a tremendous growth over the last few years and is now widely used among the …