The risk of being there and being caught

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What could possibly go wrong?
Nov 7, 2020
Spurred on ny SN891 and the risk of an attacker being there and being possibly caught, it reminded me of this work by the Chaos Computer Club.

I had to assess this at work because we use video identification in certain non-contact processes. I had to summarise the following:
  • Faking identity is nothing new but being able to do it from somewhere else, somewhere safe is reducing the risk for the attacker; it's a 21st century version of the backstreet fake ID and some make-up
  • Being able to disrupt the ID or the video feed will always be a risk (consider the French minister video from some years ago)
  • The future will continue to be filled with what attackers think are low-risk, high-reward attacks and scams
  • Your defence in depth will be what protects you - never rely on a single control
I am in an environment that is heavily regulated and involves acronyms like KYC and AML.

@Steve most of this CCC is in German but I can summarise. It took a long time to build up for this attack, leveraged identical twins and still was not that effective (but of course Schneier's Rule still applies).
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