Time+Place: Tuesday 30/12/2014 14:30 Room Auditorium 1 Taub Bld.
Title: How to reach unreachable computers
Speaker: Prof. Adi Shamir - Colloquium Lecture - NOTE UNUSUAL ROOM http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/profile/scientists/shamir-profile.html
Affiliation: Weizmann Institute
Host: Eli Biham

Abstract:

Highly sensitive computers are usually unreachable in the sense that 
they are located in isolated facilities surrounded by armed guards, and 
are not connected to the internet or to any other external communication 
networks. In addition, they are protected from standard side channel 
attacks by receiving their electricity from local generators and by 
being surrounding by Faraday cages to prevent any leakage of 
electromagnetic radiation. The holy grail of cyber attacks is to find a 
way to reach such unreachable computers. In this talk, I will describe 
some new experimentally verified techniques which can be used by an 
outside attacker to establish long range (>1 kilometer) bidirectional 
communication with such an airgapped computer system that contains only 
standard untampered hardware components.


Short Bio:
Adi Shamir a Professor of Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute of 
Science. Prof. Shamir is a co-inventor of the RSA algorithm (along with 
Ron Rivest and Len Adleman), a co-inventor of the Feige-Fiat-Shamir 
identification scheme (along with Uriel Feige and Amos Fiat), one of the 
inventors of differential cryptanalysis and has made numerous contributions 
to the fields of cryptography and computer science. Prof. Shamir received 
numerous prizes including the ACM Turing Award in 2002 and the Israel prize in 2008.


Desserts will be served from 14:15
Lecture starts at 14:30