Steve and Gerry dive headfirst into a recent indictment against 9 Iranian nationals accused of hacking universities worldwide (a majority in the US) for research capital; showing the value of academic research, they discuss a recently published paper from China outlining a technique for tricking facial recognition biometric information. Finally Gerry shares his experiences from the DakotaCon security conference and how blue teams are gaining ground against attackers.
Iranian hackers attack universities worldwide: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-charges-nine-iranians-with-hacking-over-300-universities/
Research tricking Facial Recognition systems: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.04683.pdf
DakotaCon talks http://dakotacon.org/#video
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Google Takeout: https://takeout.google.com/