Mar 10, 2009

Didier Stevens will give a Digital ID workshop during Brucon

We are happy to announce that Belgian Security Researcher and Blogger Didier Stevens will provide a Digital ID workshop. Didier Stevens (CISSP, GSSP-C, MCSE/Security, ...) is an IT Security Consultant for Contraste Europe currently working at a large Belgian financial corporation and maintains a security blog at If Didier is not playing with Google adwords, he is playing with pdf readers, twitter controlled xmas trees or playing with RFID tags.
This is just one example of the many things we have in store for you during the Brucon conference. If you would like to submit a workshop yourself, please contact us.

Abstract Digital ID workshop:

This workshop will show you how to read your digital identification documents you're carrying with you. Think of your bankcard, credit card, Belgian Electronic ID card, SIS, Proton, hotel room keycard, RFID passport, RFID access badge,SIM card, train ticket...

You'll learn the basic principles of magnetic stripe cards, smartcards and RFID tags. Bring your laptop with a Windows XP install (virtualized is OK too, provided USB is supported) and a smart card reader if you have one. Didier will provide you with several Python and C programs to read your IDs on your machine (you don't want somebody else to read your credit card on their machine, right?). The workshop will also show you how to program a simple smart card for your own digital ID applications.

Keep following our updates on our blog for more upcoming talks and workshops.

(Photo under creative commons from Uwe Hermann's photostream)

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