Encryption refreshed, Plans for 2024

René Pfeiffer/ February 6, 2024/ Conference/ 0 comments

The picture shows a flowchart of a C++ program code. Source: https://www.w3resource.com/cpp-exercises/oop/cpp-oop-exercise-2.phpComputer science is all about automation. Repetitive tasks are best done by machines. This is true for our TLS certificate, but maybe you noticed it expired a few days ago. As always, this was because of an automated task that didn’t do what it was supposed to do. We changed parts of our infrastructure, so a few lines of code were not running on the new hardware. Blame it on ChatGPT, but your browser can trust our certificate again.

Last year’s DeepSec conference had a focus on the zoo of artificial intelligence algorithms. The AI revolution has so far only pushed the Large Language Model (LLM) algorithms and a discussion about copyright. The battlefield is real. Researchers from the University of Chicago have published the Glaze and Nightshade algorithms to counter unrestricted harvesting by AI companies. It works better than the robots.txt recommendations. Glaze bars the LLMs from imitating the style of an image. Nightshade disrupts the harvesting part by destroying the usefulness of an image in AI processing. Other types of data are a harder to protect. For example, text files have fewer data that can be changed. Defending against AI attacks by targeting their supply chain is a hot topic.

While we prepare this year’s call for papers, we will illustrate some topics we are looking for. What is on your mind?

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About René Pfeiffer

System administrator, lecturer, hacker, security consultant, technical writer and DeepSec organisation team member. Has done some particle physics, too. Prefers encrypted messages for the sake of admiring the mathematical algorithms at work.

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