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  • - friend's blog focusing on design, programming, and her occasional rants about high-fructose corn syrup.
  • Buffer Underflow - friend's blog focusing on programming and his random projects.
  • PAPPP's Rambling - friend's blog about school and hardware hacking.
  • Matt Sullivan - friend's blog about web stuff and design

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Wondering If We Have More Speakers to Share With You? Wonder No More.

July 1, 2013, 7:53 p.m.


The short answer is 'Yes'. The long answer is the rest of this post. So. Many. Presentations. You probably want to go get your reading glasses. Or black-market cyber eyes. Eye strain is a real possibility, and we care about your optic health. Remember – take care of your eyes and they'll take care of you. DragonLady: An Investigation of SMS Fraud Operations in Russia Ryan W. Smith The Government and UFOs: A Historical Analysis Richard Thieme Analyzing and Counter-Attacking Attacker Implan
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Source: DEFCON Announcements!

DEF-CON 21 Entertainment Featured Artist Posting: Round 1

June 28, 2013, 6:55 p.m.


There's more to be announced very shortly, but we thought we'd kick things off with a taster on some extraordinarily talented acts we've managed to get a hold of. These are in no particular order. There should be something for eeeeveryone here. **************************************************************** First up: Left/Right Video: Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (Left/Right Remix) Chris Lund aka Left/Right has spent over 12 years working from Dal
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Source: DEFCON Announcements!

DEF CON Review Board Revealed!

June 27, 2013, 1:22 a.m.


It's my pleasure to announce to you the DEF CON 21 Review board. There were some not listed whom wished to remain super sekret, but I would like to take the moment to thank them for their work in reviewing the five hundred plus submissions. ( It goes without saying, but I will anyway) The men and women on our review board are all highly qualified, respected members of the hacker community, and I can't thank them enough. They worked really hard to help cook up a fresh batch of awesome-sauce for
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Source: DEFCON Announcements!

Another Round of Speaker Announcements!

June 27, 2013, 1:20 a.m.


That's right. More speaker announcements. We know it's a lot to take in. You don't have to read them all at once. Meditate. Contemplate. Marinate. Defense by Numbers: Making Problems for Script Kiddies and Scanner Monkeys Chris John Riley Backdoors, Government Hacking and The Next Crypto Wars Christopher Soghoian All Your RFz Are Belong to Me - Hacking the Wireless World with Software Defined Radio Balint Seeber How my Botnet Purchased Millions of Dollars in Cars and Defeated the Russian Ha
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Source: DEFCON Announcements!

Transparency Report: Making the web a safer place

June 25, 2013, 4:08 p.m.


Posted by Lucas Ballard, Software Engineer [Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog] Two of the biggest threats online are malicious software (known as malware) that can take control of your computer, and phishing scams that try to trick you into sharing passwords or other private information. So in 2006 we started a Safe Browsing program to find and flag suspect websites. This means that when you are surfing the web, we can now warn you when a site is unsafe. We're currently flagging up t
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Source: Google Online Security Blog

Congrats to the Qualified DEF CON CTF Teams!

June 25, 2013, 11:23 a.m.


With the DEF CON CTF Qualifications now complete, we'd like to give a hearty congratulations to the qualifying CTF Teams: more smoked leet chicken blue lotus routards shell corp shellphish WOWHacker-BI0S 9447 men in black hats clgt sutegoma2 pwningyeti apt8 Alternatives And congrats to the following teams pre-qualified from other CTF competitions: PPP - Ghost in the Shellcode Technopandas - Hack in the Box fail0verflow - RuCTFe whois - Codegate pwnies - PlaidCTF Samurai - Defcon CTF Eu
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Source: DEFCON Announcements!

More Talks For You!

June 23, 2013, 9:44 p.m.


We have broken off a new hunk of talks for you to chew on, check them out! Made Open: Hacking Capitalism Todd Bonnewell Panel Ask the EFF: The Year in Digital Civil Liberties Kurt Opsahl, Marcia Hofmann, Dan Auerbach, Eva Galperin,and EFF Staffer(s) to be named later Electromechanical PIN Cracking with Robotic Reconfigurable Button Basher (and C3BO) Justin Engler Adventures in Automotive Networks and Control Units Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek A Password is Not Enough: Why Disk Encrypt
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Source: DEFCON Announcements!

BSides Boston Videos

June 21, 2013, 10:12 p.m.


BSides Boston VideosWhile at BSidesRI I met a bunch of folks from BSidesBoston. Roy asked me to put up a link to their videos: Next year I hope to be able to make it out there.
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Source: Irongeek's Security Site

Things are Heating Up!

June 21, 2013, 3:42 a.m.


Tomorrow is the first official day of summer and, if you really think about it, DEF CON is the main reason summer exists. There are probably some other things going on, like shark attacks and whatnot. There are probably people who prioritize car trips and county fairs over hacker conventions. But you're HERE, so you are probably not one of those people. You are one of US, and you want to know what kind of action we have bubbling for you this year. Well, the short answer is 'plenty'. Here are s
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Source: DEFCON Announcements!

President Obama Is Right On US-China Hacking

June 19, 2013, 2:18 a.m.


I strongly recommend watching the excerpt on the Charlie Rose show titled Obama: Blunt Conversation With China on Hacking. I reproduced the relevant part of the transcript below and added emphasis to key points. CHARLIE ROSE: Speaking of pushing back, what happened when you pushed back on the question of hacking and serious allegations that come from this country that believe that the Chinese are making serious strides and hacking not only private sector but public sector? BARACK OBAMA: We h
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Source: TaoSecurity