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Come WiFind Me: WiFi & Other RF Surveillance

Join Alissa Gilbert (dnsprincess) as she dispels myths around RF tracking, negates some fears, and gives completely new ones in its place.

Wireless networks are all around us; from Bluetooth, WiFi, RFID, and more, these radio frequencies (RF) carry precious data for us wherever we go. But if the packets can reach you, you aren’t really lost, and you can definitely be found. Some of the tracking is more obvious; we carry around Tiles, headphones, RFID anti-theft stickers, and smartphones. However, RF is also used to track behavior and purchasing decisions in stores, identify who was at a protest, and other location-based services.

Rotating your MAC address isn’t the cure-all to making sure you aren’t tracked, and you can’t live life in a Faraday cage. So what now? This talk will dispel some myths around RF tracking, negate some fears, and give completely new ones in its place.


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About the speaker, Alissa Gilbert (dnsprincess)

Solutions Architect

Alissa Gilbert is a solutions architect at Bishop Fox. They appreciate teaching and leading others through community involvement and speaking. Alissa has been featured at GrrCON, ThotCon, and ShmooCon speaking on topics like breaking and entering, physical security, digital forensics, anti-forensics, and malware. They organize CircleCityCon, a hacker conference in Indianapolis focusing on professionals, students, and hackers in the community. Alissa's skills in wireless security led to their adventures wardriving and compromising wireless networks. They also mentor new security professionals, bridging the gap from learning to landing their first infosec job. Alissa is always looking forward to the next area of research to share, and continues to explore the depths of offensive security.

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