Every year I making a point of going through the CCC’s archives of C3 talks and watching the ones that catch my interest. These are the ones I watched from 2018’s 35C3.
- How Facebook tracks you on Android (even if you don’t have a Facebook account) by Frederike Kaltheuner and Christopher Weatherhead
- A Routing Interregnum: Internet infrastructure transition in Crimea after Russian annexation by Xenia
- Sneaking In Network Security: Enforcing strong network segmentation, without anyone noticing by Maximilian Burkhardt
- “The” Social Credit System: Why It’s Both Better and Worse Than We can Imagine by Toni
- The Rocky Road to TLS 1.3 and better Internet Encryption by hanno
- Russia vs. Telegram: technical notes on the battle by Leonid Evdokimov (darkk)
Some thoughts on the linked talks
I would highly recommend everyone watch the talk about Facebook, if you have to pick one from this list to watch, that would be it.
The talk by Xenia about the internet infrastructure in Crimea was personally quite interesting to me. Same with the talk about Telegram.
The talk about the social credit system in China is just a bit scary (okay very scary actually).
The talk about TLS 1.3 by hanno is quite funny, I especially enjoyed the “fun” things that enterprise middleboxes do with TLS. I was saddened to learn that I cannot deploy TLS 1.3 yet as all my servers run Ubuntu 18.04 and that has a version of OpenSSL too old for that!