• DEFCON 201 Meet Up — December 2018 — HoHoCon

    12/10/2018 at 00:46 0 comments

    Date: December 21st, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: WHEALTH Cafe (615 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

    Facebook: TBA

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/257085579/

    Joind.In:

    Hackaday: TBA

    “Cliff Stoll My K0DEZ!@$#!”

    It’s the end of the year where we celebrate and be merry (and patching, tons of patching) so DEFCON 201 is throwing a fun event for the occasion. Hack the halls with bows of OpenBSD workshops, hot coco (and depending on the turnout a very large pizza), Super Smash Bros Ultimate, plus a look at DC 201’s future in 2019!

    About our meet-up location WHEALTH & CO. CAFE in Jersey City:

    Outside of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Interior of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Overhead Map of WHEALTH & CO Cafe in relation to the Journal Square PATH & Bus Station

    Centered right at the heart of the Journal Square PATH STATION with mobile accessibility, coffee and food, inside and outside areas and a passion for the hacker community. BONUS, our venue is allowing us to BYOB so continue that tradition!

    Again, if you like to do a talk at our meet ups our collaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:

    INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG

    .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::.

    7:00pm — 8:00pm

    Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party

    8:00pm — 8:10pm

    DEFCON 201: 2018 In Review & Onward Into 2019— Sidepocket

    8:10pm — 9:00pm

    OpenBSD and You— Dr. Brian Callahan

    8:50pm — 9:55pm

    Open Workshops + Projects

    9:55pm — 10:00pm

    END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    OpenBSD VM/Harddisk Install — Dr. Brian Callahan

    DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    DEFCON 201: 2018 In Review & Onward Into 2019

    :..>Another year has gone by and we are super close to our Two Year Anniversary in March! We will review our ups and downs in 2018 and the improvements, new projects and bold new ventures in 2019!

    :.>Bio: A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, Sidepocket 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

    OpenBSD and You

    :..>If you’ve ever used TCP/IP or vi (among many other foundational technologies), you have directly benefited from the work of *BSD, a series of Unix projects that have continued unabated since 1976. If you have used OpenSSH, LibreSSL, tmux, or sudo (among many others), you have directly benefited from the work specifically of OpenBSD, one of the current branches of BSD Unix. In this talk, we will discuss how OpenBSD fits into your daily lives, how and why it’s here to stay, some of the more well-known technical specialties of OpenBSD, and dive into some fun surprises. If you have any preconceived notions of OpenBSD, be prepared to have them smashed! (or totally reinforced, depending :) ).

    :.>Bio: Brian has been an OpenBSD developer since early 2013. He mostly focuses on third-party ports and packages but also has interest in a few userland tools and exotic hardware support, and is especially committed to teaching new potential developers. He is an admin for the New York City *BSD User Group and one of the administrators of Devio.us, the free OpenBSD shell provider. When not working on OpenBSD, he is a classically trained bassoonist who still regularly performs.

    Brian grew up in Central NJ but managed to escape to upstate NY. He is a Professor in the IT & Web Science program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    OpenBSD VM and/or Bare-Metal Installs

    :..>If you are interested in exploring the OpenBSD *BSD operating system platform,...

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  • DEFCON 201 Meet Up — November 2018 — Hacksgiving

    11/14/2018 at 15:48 0 comments

    Date: November 16th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: WHEALTH Cafe (615 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

    Facebook:

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/256294048/

    Joind.In:

    Hackaday:

    Welcome to No Network UPS Tools November!

    Before the following week where you have to travel in awful weather to eat around intoxicated abusive relatives you really wish you weren’t related to and then the next day wait in a line that starts in Cairo for 12 hours before the MMA fights with middle-age Moms trample everyone so you can get that one SD Card from the department store…

    Come down to DEFCON 201 where we will have some cool WebSec centric lightning talks, a Hacksgiving homemade potluck and planning out chaotic-good projects to launch in early 2019!

    About our meet-up location WHEALTH & CO. CAFE in Jersey City:

    Outside of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Interior of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Overhead Map of WHEALTH & CO Cafe in relation to the Journal Square PATH & Bus Station

    Centered right at the heart of the Journal Square PATH STATION with mobile accessibility, coffee and food, inside and outside areas and a passion for the hacker community. BONUS, our venue is allowing us to BYOB so continue that tradition!

    Again, if you like to do a talk at our meet ups our collaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:

    INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG

    .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::. 7:00pm — 8:00pm  Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party 8:00pm — 8:30pm  An In-Depth Look At the Domain Name System; the Yellow Pages of the Internet — NCommander 8:30pm — 8:40pm  Password “Alternatives”: Causing More Problems Than They Solve — Sidepocket 8:40pm — 8:50pm  Hacksgiving Potluck Show & Tell 8:50pm — 9:55pm  Open Workshops + Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm  END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    Hackgiving Potluck Sampling

    DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    An In-Depth Look At the Domain Name System; the Yellow Pages of the Internet

    :..>The Domain Name System (DNS) is the core underpinning of the Internet; it’s used to allow users to find things like google.com or Facebook. Despite being a core protocol, DNS is often poorly understood and rarely used correctly. This talk goes in-depth on the feature and design of DNS, while following up with attack vectors and security threats around the system.

    :.>Bio: NCommander (@fossfirefighter) lives in New York and is a contributor to multiple free and open-source software projects, an Ubuntu core developer, and an active developer for the Hermes Center for Transparency working on the GlobaLeaks project. In his free time, he likes to travel, write, and play with radios.

    Password “Alternatives”: Causing More Problems Than They Solve

    :..>In Information Security you may have heard of articles on passwords by major technology writers such as Ben Dickson who write about how password systems are doomed and that new “password-less” systems will eventually replace them. This presentation examines the validity of known password-less systems (FIDO, Fingerprints, Face Unlock, PIN Number, Software Token, NFC) and why manipulation of language and the reality of the security landscape both practically and legally has usurped the validity of the term “password-less system” with snake-oil sales-pitches such as “blockchain”.

    :..>Bio: A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, Sidepocket 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...

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  • DEFCON 201 Meet Up — October 2018 — Hacktoberfest 2.0 Brew Ha Ha

    10/07/2018 at 14:07 0 comments


    Date: October 19th, Friday

    Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

    Location: WHEALTH Cafe (615 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/273536513273652/

    Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/255003819/

    Joind.In: TBA

    Hackaday: TBA

    NOTE: All info posted here is TBD. We will have the final version a week before the event.

    We had three conflicting themes for this upcoming meeting. On one hand, it’s Octoberfest and a lot of hackers love beer. On the other hand, it’s Hacktoberfest and a lot of hackers love improving code. Then you add in Halloween where we get to dress as a Prostitute Apple Newton and act like an ass-hat. So we decided…why not all three?

    Please join us for a stuffed to the brim meet up with activities such as drinking our first ever DEFCON 201 Homebrew beer, doing git pulls for FREE T-Shirts, work on your Halloween outfit and more!

    About our meet-up location WHEALTH & CO. CAFE in Jersey City:

    Outside of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Interior of WHEALTH & CO. Cafe in Journal Square
    Overhead Map of WHEALTH & CO Cafe in relation to the Journal Square PATH & Bus Station

    Centered right at the heart of the Journal Square PATH STATION with mobile accessibility, coffee and food, inside and outside areas and a passion for the hacker community we invite everyone to join us in welcoming our new venue and house breaking it in (but not breaking the house). BONUS, our venue is allowing us to BYOB so continue that tradition!

    Again, if you like to do a talk at our meet ups our collaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:

    INFO {at} DEFCON201 [DOT] ORG

    .::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::. 7:00pm — 8:00pm  Meet & Greet & GPG Keysigning Party 8:00pm — 8:20pm  $brew Open Source Beer: A Study Of Large Scale Projects— Sidepocket 8:20pm — 8:50pm  TBA — TBA 8:50pm — 9:00pm  Intro to Hacktoberfest & Open Source Show and Tell — Sidepocket, GI Jack 9:00pm — 9:55pm  Open Workshops + Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm  END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

    .::OPEN PROJECTS::.

    Hacktoberfest — GI_Jack, Sidepocket

    DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio

    Halloween Costume Craftathon — Sidepocket

    .::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

    $brew Open Source Beer — A Study of Large Scale Projects

    :..>In Spring 2018, Firefox’s parent company Mozilla partnered with Portland, Oregon’s premier brewery, Widmer Brothers to make a beer. Widmer Brothers developed a recipe for called Open Sourcery, a 7 percent ABV, 70 IBU tropical IPA. And it’s completely open source on GitHub. DEFCON 201 took on this challenge and we brewed it ourselves with our own twist. This talk will go over how to brew your own beer, the triumphs and disasters of the process, how we created our own spin on it and how you can apply what we learned to your own project, alcohol related or not. After the presentation, participants of legal drinking age (21+) will be able to sample and enjoy the result of our literal homebrew.

    :.>Bios: A Co-Founder of DEFCON 201, an open group for hacker workshop projects in North East New Jersey, Sidepocket 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

    TBA TALK(S)

    :..>TBA

    :..>Bio: TBA

    Intro To Hacktoberfest & Open Source Show & Tell

    :..>Hacktober fest in upon us! Join the DEFCON 201 Founders as they explain what Hacktoberfest is and how to participate. We will also open up the floor for show and tell...

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