In June 2013 Snowden has transferred a set of sensitive documents to journalists, resulting in a continuous stream of revelations on mass surveillance by governments. In this talk we present an overview of these revelations; we also discuss their impact on our understanding of mass surveillance practices and the security of ICT systems. In particular, we discuss the known ways in which sophisticated attackers can bypass or undermine cryptography. We conclude by analyzing how these revelations affect future research in information security and privacy.
Infecting computer systems with remote-controllable software is a universal and increasingly important instrument used by law enforcement to fight cybercrime. In this talk we discuss technical, legal and ethical aspects (...)