Security is a journey — Seminar by Jean-Charles Griviaud from Cisco at Ecole Polytechnique

This morning, Jean-Charles from Cisco France stopped by Ecole Polytechnique, to give a master-class on Cybersecurity for our 2nd year students. It’s always entertaining when Jean-Charles is lecturing — as well as frightening, when in 2019 we’re reminded of both…
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Point Gamma at Polytechnique: The Hacker Experience?

This evening, students at Ecole Polytechnique organize “Point Gamma 2017” – a gigantic party for students and others, with music, entertainment, – and, according to the flyer, something special this year…. I cannot help but wonder if this is related…
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Walking Through the 1602 LCD Keypad Shield for Arduino

Some months back, a student at Ecole Polytechnique came to me asking for help with an Arduino shield, that he’d acquired on Amazon: a “LCD Kuman 1602 v3”. The shield is a clever little combination of a 2 lines /…
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Leo Gaspard presenting initial security analysis of LoRA WAN at Ecole Polytechnique

Leo Gaspard, X14-student at Ecole Polytechnique, presenting his findings from a 2 month part-time security analysis of LoRAWAN: several interesting finding, notably that the gateway-server communication (an otherwise proprietary protocol) exposes various internal data structures, including path names – as…
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Man-In-The-Middle attack demonstration by Alexis Thual and Victor Quach, Ecole Polytechnique

A neat little man-in-the-middle attack demonstration by Alexis Thual and Victor Quach: it works by redirecting traffic (to their site) and recording passwords before re-redirecting to the original site. So far so good….except…..the recorded passwords were available on a public…
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