Loading...

Hacktivity

Hacktivity is the biggest IT and Security conference held in Central- and Eastern Europe. From 2011, we are resident presenters, each year introducing the audience to a different biometric technology, showing its possible uses and vulnerabilities.

2014

In 2014, our topic was Iris recognition. Many ideas and misconceptions are attached to this tecnology. We intended to show the truth through our presentation - about the operation, the solutions and last but not least the vulnerabilities. We presented an iris identification device live in operation, and how one can spoof it with rather simple tools. We also discussed the potential uses of the technology, especially in light of the recent news that a number of phone manufacturers intend to introduce iris recognition after fingerprint sensors to their devices.

2013

In 2013, it was the 10th time that Hacktivity, the biggest IT security conference of Central-Eastern Europe was organised. This was the third time Applied Biometrics Institute (ABI) featured itself on this event. After 2011’s fingerprint scanner and 2012’s hand vein scanner, this year we examined the vulnerabilities of face recognition.

We presented the basics of face recognition on the stage, then executed several successful spoofing attacks on two different systems, showing that it is no coincidence face recognition was featured at Hacktivity, as there are still issues to be fixed about the security of this method.

2012

In 2012 we experimented with vein scanners, which were advertised by being equipped with infallible sensors. Because biometric identification can only be interpreted as a part of a system, it is worth analyzing questions of vulnerability of security identification devices. We may identify many grounds for attacks, due to the structure of the systems. We managed to spoof the devices, shedding light to the fact that no matter how good the sensor may be, if the device built around it is not up to the task.

2011

In our first appearance at Hacktivity we presented the vulnerabilities of fingerprint scanners and the process of obtaining, copying and using fingerprints left on surfaces.

We spoofed the scanners with fingerprints collected on-site with various methods (e.g. from wax imprints). Our tests shed light on the risks and weaknesses of the technology, and examined the possible ways to solve this problem.

Please register to access our content!

With just a few easy steps, you can get a 365 day full access to all our tests. Click Register to get started!

629 + VAT/year

Learn about the various biometric technologies available to you! Find the direction you wish to follow with our overview on identification technologies!

Already selected a technology? See how it worked out for others! Read our case studies to confirm your choice!

Choosing the proper device for your application is crucial to achieve the desired results. Our independent and professional tests will help you find the most suitable system that will best serve your needs.

Sign up!

Following the instructions, you can register yourself or your company with a few clicks.

Pay

Subscription for a year is only 629 EURO (+ VAT) that can be payed either by credit card or bank transfer.

Enjoy!

Beyond our tests, we constantly publish content to help those who wish to get a true picture of the usability and limitations of biometric technologies.