This Week: Inspiration and Knowledge at 37C3

Every year (when its possible) the Chaos Communication Congress is part of my last week of the year. I never had the chance to attend in person but some presentation are truly great. This year the 37 edition under the name 37C3 with the claim “unlocked” will take place over the course of 4 days.

ℹ This post will be updated multiple times over the next few days.

Here are some links for remote viewers like me. (2023-12-27)




SMTP Smuggling – Spoofing E-Mails Worldwide

How to build a submarine and survive

Die Akte Xandr: Ein tiefer Blick in den Abgrund der Datenindustrie

A look behind the data tracking and analytics industry. I was not aware of this case yet and I’m happy I learned about it.

Back in the Driver’s Seat: Recovering Critical Data from Tesla Autopilot Using Voltage Glitching

Very impressive to hack ‘secure’ hardware, which once again demonstrates that nothing is secure if people have access to the hardware holding a secret. 2023-12-27

Breaking “DRM” in Polish trains

Impressive revelation of the unlocking of trains and the demonstration of how companies abuse their power. In my opinion, it bears a striking similarity to the trickery of Volkswagen and their Dieselgate.

Von Zebrastreifen, offenen Daten und verschlossenen Verwaltungen

The lack of transparency in government and their efforts to hide their tracks is concerning. The presentation was good, but there’s more to the story. They are due to go to court in September 2024.

SMTP Smuggling – Spoofing E-Mails Worldwide

Der sehende Stein der Polizeibehörden

Hirne hacken: Hackback Edition