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Andrei Costin Co-founder, Lead Researcher

Jonas Zaddach Co-founder, Lead Researcher

Andrei is a Computer Science graduate of the Politehnica University of Bucharest where he did his thesis work in Biometrics and Image Processing. While starting out his IT-career in the Computer Games industry, he has worked in the Telecom field and also was a senior developer at a specialized firm programming various GSM/UMTS/GPS sub-systems.

He is the author of the MiFare Classic Universal toolKit (MFCUK), the first publicly available (FOSS) card-only key cracking tool for the MiFare Classic RFID card family and is known as the "printer guy" for his "Hacking MFPs" and "Hacking PostScript" series of hacks & talks at various international conferences. Lately he was spotted security-harassing airplanes with ADS-B hacks, though no planes were harmed during the experiments. He is passionate about security in a holistic fashion. Currently Andrei is a PhD candidate with EURECOM in the field of "Software security in embedded systems".

Contact Andrei at: {firstname}@firmware.re

Jonas Zaddach is a Computer Science graduate of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen and Telecom ParisTech, where he wrote his thesis on securing infrastructure-as-a-service clouds in a double-degree program. Results from this research is at basis of the well-received presentation "SatanCloud:A Journey Into the Privacy and Security Risks of Cloud Computing".

In his youth he spent his time making his Lego Mindstorms robot do things it was not supposed to do by hacking its firmware. Since then he has shifted his attention to harddrives and many other embedded devices. Currently Jonas is a PhD candidate with EURECOM in the field of "Development of novel binary analysis techniques for security applications", specializing in dynamic analysis of firmwares of embedded devices.

Contact Jonas at: {firstname}@firmware.re