Tamper Evident Seals: Design and Security presented at BlackhatUSA 2011

by Datagram ,

Summary : Tamper evident technologies are quickly becoming an interesting topic for hackers around the world. Defcon 18 (2010) held the first ever "Tamper Evident" contest, where contestants were given a box sealed with a variety of tamper evident devices, many of which purport to be "tamper proof." All of these devices were defeated, even by those with little experience and a limited toolkit. Like the computer world, the security of many of these devices are over-represented and it is difficult for the average person to compare different technologies.
This talk covers the design and uses of tamper evident devices used in the commercial and government sectors. We'll dig into the nitty gritty of how many of these devices work, the methods by which they can be defeated, and live demonstrations of defeats against common tamper evident devices.