28C3 - Version 2.3.5

28th Chaos Communication Congress
Behind Enemy Lines

Mathias Payer

Mathias Payer is a security nerd and computer science researcher / PhD student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland. His interests are related to system security, binary exploitation, user-space software-based fault isolation, binary translation/recompilation, and (application) virtualization.

The topic of his thesis is related to low-level binary translation and security. After developing a fast binary translation system (fastBT) he started to analyze different exploit techniques and wondered how binary translation could be used to raise the guard of current systems (with libdetox as a prototype implementation of the security framework).


mathias dot payer at nebelwelt dot net