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Saturday, August 22 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
So, I Made A Microdot

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Microdots have a long and storied history in the transfer of information over obscured channels. In the same family of invisible inks and stenganography, microdots were the OG side channel attack and were used to great effect throughout the cold war.
But the advent of more modern methods of data storage and transfer have rendered film microdots obsolete. In this talk, I discuss the technical concepts behind how I made the microdot, and a modern twist on microdot methodology to bridge the gap between analog and digital microdot creation and use.
  1. Here's a rough outline:
  2. Introduction - 2 min
  3. What is a microdot? - 2 min
  4. History of the microdot - 2 min
  5. methodology overview - 2 min
  6. 1-step method - 7 min
  7. 2-step method - 7 min
  8. analog/digital hybrid - 5 min
  9. Operational security considerations - 3 min
  10. Challenges - 3 min
  11. wrap-up & questions - 7 min

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Emily Crose

n/a, Speaker
Emily Crose has been working in the field of information security for over 10 years. Previously she has worked at the CIA, NSA, and US Army INSCOM. In her free time, she runs the Hacking History project and co-authors The Teletypist.

Saturday August 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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