• DEFCON 201 Meet Up — March 2018 — One Year Later

    03/16/2018 at 20:04 0 comments

    Date: March 16th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: MakerBar (38 Jackson St. 3rd Floor, Hoboken, NJ)

    Facebook: TBA

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/MakerBar/events/dthcknyxfbvb/

    Medium: https://medium.com/@defcon201/defcon-201-meet-up-march-2018-one-year-later-4c3f86b7b3f4

    We still can’t believe it has been one year since we started but here we are. Isn’t aging fun?

    After the success with our March 10th event, we are going FULL OUT on our One Year Anniversary. We are bringing the big 47 inch TV with video games and movies, music, food and drink (booze and non-booze, you are also welcome to bring your own), board and card games, and more! Wrapping all this up with a lightning talk and workshop that is so 1337 we can’t think of a better way to recap this milestone.

    We want to thank everyone who has attend our meetings now and in the past and we are excited to see you again of our future events. To celebrate this, both during the Meet & Greet and the Open Workshop we will be in process of filming the DEFCON 201 About Us video. We will have Permission Agreements to sign for those who want to be on camera to interview and we will respect anyone’s privacy for those who do not want to be a part of this.   .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::. 7:00pm — 7:45pm  Meet & Greet & DEFCON 201 One Year Anniversary Party 7:45pm — 8:00pm  DEFCON 201 Year In Review and Future— Sidepocket & GI Jack 8:00pm — 9:00pm  Writing a Remote Code Execution Exploit — Sean 9:00pm — 9:55pm  Open Workshops + Projects & DEFCON 201 One Year Anniversary Party 9:55pm — 10:00pm  END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.   DYI Remote Code Execution Exploit — Sean

    DEFCON 201 CTF — GI Jack

    DEFCON 201 Badge for DEFCON 26 — Sidepocket


    DEFCON 201 Year in Review and Future

    :..> Rebooted on March 17th 2017, we can’t believe we manage to survive and grow one year later. Our Co-Founders would like to go over our first year. It’s success, it’s failures, it’s improvements and where we hope to take it in 2018 and beyond. Topics will include Code of Conduct, Membership, The Circle of HOPE, DEFCON 26, upcoming special meet ups, ect. This will be a roundtable for all in attendence so your imput and critiques will be really valueable.

    :.>Bios: Sidepocket is an awful human being that for some reason people listen to. A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, he is constantly wanting to help people to get better at whatever they want to do and learn. He also has a history with NYC 2600, Radio Statler at Hackers on Planet Earth, Phone Losers of America, Museum of Urban Reclaim Spaces and The Yes Men. Find out more about DEFCON 201 at: http://www.defcon201.org

    GI Jack is one of the Co-Founders of DEFCON 201. He might have seen a Ninja that had built their own hacker variant of Arch Linux known as Ninja OS. You might be able to also find this ninja at: https://ninjaos.org/

    Writing A Remote Code Execution Exploit

    :..>This will be an interactive class that goes over the basic knowledge necessary to compromise a vulnerable web server. We step through the web server code to reveal where a vulnerability exists. Then, we will write code that exploits the vulnerability and pop a shell into the web server.

    The presenter will explain things at a high level as much as possible. However, this class will be geared towards an audience with programming experience, especially for the interactive portion.

    The last 15 Minutes will be used for Q&A so bring a sharp tongue and the hacker mentality.

    :..>Bio: Sean — TBA


    DYI Remote Code Execution Exploit

    :..>In this open workshop continuing from the main talk, we will write code that exploits the vulnerability and pop a shell into the web server....

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  • New Jersey Makers Day at Liberty Science Center Hosted by DEFCON 201 on March 10th

    03/09/2018 at 20:30 0 comments

    Date: March 10th, Saturday

    Time: 9:00 PM — 4:00 PM

    Location: Liberty Science Center (Liberty State Park 222 Jersey City Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07305)

    Libery Science Center Link: https://lsc.org/explore/today/makers-day

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800047896737234/

    DEFCON 201 is proud to announce that on March 10 we urge everyone in the Hudson County and surounding NYC-NJ area to attend our NJ Makers Day festival at the Liberty Science Center!

    New Jersey Makers Day is a statewide celebration of making and maker culture that takes place every March in the Garden State. The primary goal is to enhance community engagement and facilitate connections among New Jersey residents by exploring new and interesting opportunities for community-wide education, entrepreneurship and hands-on learning experiences.

    During this statewide celebration of all kinds of makers, the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City will host maker groups with a wide range of specialties: LEGO robotics, internet security, coding for fun, retro tech from the 1950s to 1990s, a Bitcoin ATM machine, and more.

    Make a picture frame, learn to fix a bike, compose an original 8-bit digital tune. It’s a full day of hands-on fun!



    :..>Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs.


    BelcoBTM  :..> BelcoBTM is a Cryptocurrency Kiosks company in USA, offering Bitcoin vending services to local customers. Our Cryptocurrency kiosks support Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum.


    Bike JC

    :..>Bike JC is a citizen-based advocacy organization that aims to make Jersey City streets safe and welcoming for bicyclists, by promoting traffic law enforcement, bicycle lane creation, additional bicycle rack placement, education, and group rides.


    Brickz 4 Kids

    :..>Bricks 4 Kidz® is devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where we learn, we build, and we play with LEGO® Bricks. Classes are designed to teach the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, built around our proprietary model plans, created by engineers and architects.


    Code Advantage

    :..>At CodeAdvantage, we give kids a fun and interactive environment to learn, create, and master technology skills they often do not get at school — skills that will be critical to success in the future. Coding helps develop critical reasoning, logical thinking, and creative expression — it will be used in almost every field across STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).


    FatCat Fab Lab

    :..>Fat Cat Fab Lab is a Not-For-Profit-Corporation makerspace in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood.



    :..>HugMatch is an interactive toy developed for children aged 2–5, specifically focusing on the experience of visually impaired children, during the time the senses of hearing and touch are most stimulated for development.



    :..>MakerBar is a volunteer hacker collective with a shared space located in Hoboken, New Jersey. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, teach and build community. We use our collection of knowledge and skills to teach classes in a variety of subjects from 3D Printing, Robotics, Circuit Design, Web Development; Chocolate Making and more!



    :..>Move38 seeks to delight hands, challenge minds, and inspire curiosity. We believe we learn best when at play, and that our play shapes who we are. We’re creating a new kind of tabletop game, Blinks, with components that think for themselves, talk to each other, and come...

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  • DEFCON 201 Meet Up — February 2018 — I Love You Until Melissa’s Heart Bleeds

    02/12/2018 at 06:26 0 comments

    Date: February 16th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: MakerBar(38 Jackson St. 3rd Floor, Hoboken, NJ)

    Medium Blog: https://medium.com/@defcon201/defcon-201-meet-up-february-2018-i-love-you-until-melissas-heart-bleeds-30fdb239e40

    Two days after Valentines “Sit-At-Home-And-Debug-Your-Partner-You-Built-With-Power-Tools” Day and the next DEFCON 201 Meet Up has arrived!

    We will have some HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS for upcoming events in DEFCON 201! Stay tuned to this Medium Blog and our website for further information or get a sneak peek at the early announcements at our meet up!   .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::. 7:00pm — 8:00pm  Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party 8:00pm — 8:05pm
     Welcome to JET.com! — Mark Shasha
    8:05pm — 8:10pm  DEFCON 201 Agenda + Huge Announcements Sneak Peak — Sidepocket 8:10pm — 8:25pm  Manipulating Data with JSON and Lua — Yuri Astrakhan 8:25pm — 8:45pm  Deep Into The Deep Web — Anonymous 8:45pm — 9:00pm  Famicom Music Symphony Orchestra — Tyler 9:00pm — 9:55pm  Open Workshops + Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm  END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.   DEFCON 201 CTF — GI Jack

    DEFCON 201 Badge for DEFCON 26 — Sidepocket

    Famicom Music Symphony Orchestra — Tyler


    Welcome to JET.com

    :..>Welcome to the Jet.com Headquarters in Hoboken! A few words from us…

    :..>Bio: My name is Mark Shasha, a Pentester by trade, and a Sysadmin by nature. I wear the badge of Penetration Tester with pride, focusing my efforts on Web Application Penetration Testing, as well as network, wireless security and social engineering attacks. Red team only (jk).

    Currently working as a Security Engineer at Jet.com

    DEFCON 201 Agenda + Huge Announcements Sneak Peak

    :..> We hope you are sitting down for this one. Hint: We are going to need Volunteers. Apply at INFO<at> DEFCON201 (dot) org

    :.>Bio: TBA

    Manipulating Data with JSON and Lua


    :..>Bio: Yuri Astrakhan is a member of the Wikipedia Foundation and is heavily involved with Wikidata. For more information, visit his User Wiki Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Yurik

    Deep Into The Deep Web

    :..> TBA

    :.>Bio: Anonymous — R̶E̶D̶A̶C̶T̶E̶D̶

    Famicom Music Symphony Orchestra

    :..> TBA

    :.>Bio: Tyler — TBA


    DEFCON 201 CTF

    :..>We have been batting this idea back and forth for a long time and now we are ready to begin to set this in motion. In this Open Workshop, we are going to start the main pre-production on creating our own 201 CTF team. Things that will be decided on such as “what will the name be?”, “what equipment can we source to make our own practice drills and where do we source them?” and “what skill sets do we want to develop to grow the team?” will be brought up here. This will be an ongoing project that will be reoccurring for multiple DEFCON 201 meet ups that we hope to eventually spin into it’s own thing.

    :..>What To Bring: A mind that is interested in joining a CTF to develop ones technical and teamwork skills and have fun doing it. If you have CTF and/or CTF closed network creation hardware examples please bring them with you!


    :..> There has been a long tradition of DEFCON Groups creating their own badges to identify their members inside the convention. Since a portion of us would like to attend DEFCON in 2018, we want to start right away on the idea and execution for our badge.

    :..>What To Bring: Design, hardware an programming skills Most importantly: awesome ideas that think outside the box!

    Famicom Music Symphony Orchestra


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