Pneumonia, Shardan, Antibiotics and Nasty MOV: a Dead Hand's Tale

March 18, 2015 (at 10:30 a.m.) in Attack & Research

Starting in the 80’s we will discuss the influence of nuclear weapons on the design of an ITsec “Dead Hand” system for a security practitioner, how it merged with research into firmware backdoors and microcode modification and finally triggered when instead of enjoying Summer pneumonia struck unannounced, or rather, announced by the Dead Hand via Twitter.

Arrigo Triulzi

Arrigo is an independent security consultant based in Switzerland with a background in Pure Mathematics, Computer Algebra, Supercomputers, a long history of Unix, mainframes and weird systems plus an unhealthy interest in nuclear weapons and other esoteric technologies. He can be followed on Twitter as @cynicalsecurity.