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Talk at DeepSec: Manipulating Human Memory for Fun and Profit

by Stefan Schumacher (Magdeburger Institut für Sicherheitsforschung)

Stefan Schumacher will give a talk at this year's DeepSec Security Conference in Vienna.


Manipulating Human Memory for Fun and Profit

The human memory is very volatile and not really trustworthy. Judges, interrogators and scientists know that humans often mix up or straight up create new false memories. In this talk I will show what we know about how the human memory works, which factors lead to a loss of quality of stored memories and how they can be altered or manipulated for social engineering attacks. Since, ethically, this is a very controversial topic, I will also speak about the ethics behind this. And be advised that I will not talk about NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), as this stuff is unsubstantiated, unscientific esoteric charlatanry.