DIY DNA OSINT!

or… how to enhance your social engineering skills using recent genomics par Renaud Lifchitz // Digital Security

DIY DNA OSINT! or… how to enhance your social engineering skills using recent genomics

he first whole human genome sequencing took years of effort and cost about 2.2 billion euros in 2003. Today it takes a few weeks and a few hundreds euros to get your own (or someone else’s!) DNA sequenced. More than 20 millions of US citizens have already sequenced their DNA and several hundreds of raw DNA files are available through the Web, sometimes without their owner’s consent… Even if DNA is not a completely documented format, many things can be found against people having their DNA exposed. What are today’s tools to study DNA? Are they freely available? What can you really find about somebody? How is it related to information security? Learn many things about you in this first of its kind talk!

– Generalities about DNA and genes
– Sequencing services: differences between the bad and the good
– DNA file formats & Google dorks (demo)
– Open source genes databases & tools
– Interesting online services
– DNA OSINT sources
– How to find nearly anybody with DNA
– Find your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses using DNA (demo)
– Recommendations about DNA and privacy


Renaud Lifchitz est un expert français en sécurité informatique ayant une expérience de 15 ans en tant qu’auditeur, chercheur et formateur, principalement dans les secteurs bancaire et télécom. Actuellement chez digital.security, il s’intéresse tout particulièrement à aux objets connectés, au développement sécurisé, aux protocoles de communication sans fil et à la cryptographie. Il a été intervenant dans de nombreuses conférences internationales : CCC 2010 (Allemagne), Hackito Ergo Sum 2010 & 2012 (Paris), DeepSec 2012 (Autriche), PHDays (2019), Nuit du Hack, Shakacon 2012 (Etats-Unis), 8dot8 2013 (Chili)… et a formé plus de 2000 personnes en entreprise. Ses publications les plus significatives couvrent différents sujets : cartes bancaires sans contact, géolocalisation GSM, blockchain, signatures RSA, ZigBee, Sigfox, LoRaWAN, et calcul quantique. »
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