Friday, September 27
Using Reverse-Engineering to Unravel Code
Friday, September 27
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Room 2.107, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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  • Vanessa Wormer (Speaker) Head of Data and Digital Investigations, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Felix Ebert (Speaker) Developer, Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Thorsten Holz (Speaker) Professor, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


More and more often journalists get not only documents, but also software, code or devices leaked. But how to investigate code? What security precautions do you need to take when analyzing a spyware app? How can I crack encrypted code? And what can the software actually tell me?

In this workshop, Vanessa Wormer and Felix Ebert from the Süddeutsche Zeitung together with the computer security researcher Thorsten Holz from the Ruhr University Bochum explain, based on their story on a Chinese surveillance app, how software can be evaluated and what journalistic conclusions can be drawn from it. The participants get to know the basics of Reverse Engineering and learn how to set up an investigation based on code.

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