The Hacker's Guide to NOT Getting Hacked

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The Hacker's Guide to NOT Getting Hacked

Speaker: Jakub Kaluzny

“You don’t have to run faster than the bear to get away. You just have to run faster than the guy next to you.”

This principle also applies to internet security – the majority of cyber attacks are opportunistic.

You don't need to wear a tinfoil hat to keep yourself safe: there are simple changes you can implement in your life and keep the bar high enough to avoid getting hacked.

Consider this talk as a "hacker's guide" covering what can be done to secure your data, money and identity. Whether you are a CEO, lawyer, journalist or a student, you probably have a phone, bank account and some social media presence. This is all the hackers need.

If you don't have a bank account, they will hijack your Facebook and message your friends who have bank accounts. If you don't have Facebook, they will open a profile for you and tell your friends you've just opened one. If you don't have money, they will apply for a loan in your name.

Depending on your level of paranoia, you may decide to introduce some of these techniques to make your internet presence more secure. I will mention real-world attacks and common scam schemes in the following areas:
- online banking;
- mobile devices, PCs;
- corporate assets;
- social media;
- online shopping;
- sharing documents and ID scans.

Jakub is a security consultant focusing on high-risk applications, devices and systems. Previously testing security for banks in Europe, working at European Space Agency and protecting instant wire transfers intermediary. Jakub presents his researches at international conferences such as BlackHat, HackInTheBox, OWASP AppSec. Hacking since 12 years old.

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