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Dark Web and Silk Road
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Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details

Law and Technology Centre
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

"Dark Web and Silk Road"

Speaker: Dr. K.P. Chow (Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong)

Date: April 13, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Venue: Small moot court, Room 723, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong

Abstract: Dark Web is the part of the Internet that is hidden from normal Internet user. In the Dark Web, every user is anonymous and no one knows the real identity of the other user. The shops in the Dark Web are also “anonymous”. No real IP address is exposed in the Dark Web. Traditional network investigation is not possible. Many illegal activities are conducted in the Dark Web, such as selling of drugs, weapons and child pornography. Recently, Google gmail user accounts with password were available on sale in the Dark Web at a very cheap price. In this talk, the speaker will share his experience of Dark Web and the underlying technology, the Onion Router (TOR).

About the speaker: Dr. K.P. Chow (MA, PhD UC Santa Barbara) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Associate Director of the Center for Information Security and Cryptography (CISC) at The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chow’s areas of research interest are computer forensics, cryptography, computer security, Internet surveillance and privacy. In the past few years, Dr. Chow has been invited to be a computer forensic expert to assist the Court in Hong Kong.

All are welcome!

Date/Time13/04/2017 13:00-14:00
VenueSmall moot court, room 723, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 13/03/2017 11:00(HKT) to 12/04/2017 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 60.

* Registration is now closed.

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