Operation Luigi: How I hacked my friend without her noticing presented at bsideswellington 2017

by Alex ,

Summary : I’m at a ramen place with my friend Diana. Diana isn’t her real name, but we’re going to pretend it is because that’s what all the cool journalists do and I wanna fit in too so don’t ruin this for me okay.
I ask her if it would be okay for me to try and hack all her stuff. She’s instantly visibly excited. I explain how this could result in me seeing everything she’s ever put on a computer ever. She tells me she thinks this is going to be “so good”. We lay down some rules:
I’ll start some time in the next 12 months No deleting anything she has No disrupting her daily life Stop asking if she’s sure it’s okay Bonus rule from me: Do this entire thing in stealth mode. Don’t ever let Diana know that I’ve started until it’s too late.
I mean, obviously it worked since you and I are having this nice little textual discourse right now. Take my hand metaphorically, and I’ll guide you through the what I tried, my many flubs1, and how to protect yourself from what I did2.
And uh also at the end Mario’s green friend is there.