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DefCamp 2016

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This was my first time at DefCampin Romania, and it was definitely a good experience. DefCamp was an interesting mixture of not so technical talks (but with acute insights) and technical ones.

Among the "not so technical" ones, I liked the following:

Do Tinder bots dream of electric toys?

Tinder is a match-making/dating application. Inbar Raz decided to test it. He created a profile according to online guidelines (images with animals, images looking official, etc.) and quickly got many matches. But...it turned out that they were all bots. The names were sometimes real, but the picture different, and a bot was obviously answering, and in the end, always pointing to a shady website.

Real-world lessons about spies every security researcher should know

David Jacoby and Stefan Tanase talked about strange encounters security researchers occasionally have (e.g non-ethical hackers, government agents, etc.) Their talk was also an illustration of how social engineering can affect...(continued)

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