Not-So-Limited Warranty: Target Attacks on Warranties for Fun and Profit presented at DEF CON 20

by Darkred ,

Tags: Security

Summary : Frequently people consider a serial number as
nothing but a number but in this presentation
you will be shown the multitude of ways in which
an attacker could utilize serial numbers to hurt
you,to hurt companies as well as to track your
movements. A brief primer on the function and use
of serial numbers in the real world will be provided.
Focusing on Apple, Amazon and Pringles and
providing in-depth insight into the varying degrees
of trust a serial number will gain you. Attack vectors
ranging from Apple to Pringles and everywhere in
between along with points about how to prevent
similar tragedies from occurring with your product.