Sunday, 29 June 2014

BSides Manchester 2014

It was really nice to be invited to present at BSides Manchester (@BSidesMCR) this year [1]. Very interesting talks and one of the most organised events I have ever been. On-time information on the website and clear instructions about the event . I really enjoyed both days and tried to attend as many talks as I could. 

On the second day, I was presenting about the security of Point of Sale (POS) devices. These devices have a number of “features” which can be used to allow someone to deviate from payment process in a number of different ways. More specifically, it is possible to complete a transaction without actually being charged, pay with someone else’s card without knowing the PIN or even get paid instead of paying. The presentation gave a good understanding on how these devices work and basically demonstrated a number of “magic tricks” on how one could actually live for free! I was overwhelmed from the number of people attended the talk and their enthusiasm on the subject. Thank you all for your kind words, tweets and re-tweets, much appreciated.