I have just got back from what I consider the best security conference of the year. Organised by the DefCon Switzerland guys Hashdays was a two day two track security conference held in Luzern (Lucerne) Switzerland.
For me the highlights were a drunk Irishman falling asleep in the night club toilet and a certain incident involving a brothel, maybe nightclub in German means brothel in Swiss German?.
Some great talks from some really talented researchers, some of who I had never heard of. The main highlights for me were the following:
OsmocomBB by Harald Welte – Open source baseband GSM stack
Busting Phone Encryption by Karsten Nohl – Needs no description
Helios by Stefan Buhlmann – Excellent dynamic code analysis tool
Detecting Hardware Keyloggers by Fabian Mihailowitsch – Great insight into the hardware used by keylog vendors
Big respect to the organisers who had everything organised to perfection, I think that will be the German in them.
See you next year.