Dan will discuss the history of hacking video game consoles from the Atari 2600 to today, including some of the landmark legal cases that helped to develop a consensus on what was legal. This presentation will also include the positives and negatives of working with older hardware to develop new games, both from the developers and from the publishers perspective!
Presentations for Applications
Eric Escobar will be presenting on wireless hacking concepts and will go into details on the CypherCon 2.0 wireless capture the flag!
When I took on the world of AppSec, I thought many of my life lessons in network security operations would carry over. I found out that it didnt work that way. As I progressed in AppSec, I soon discovered many other folks were like me but had no idea what to do or where to start.
From a security operations world looking glass, I want to give a presentation on how to think, what terms to use, what tools to use, and where to go to learn. If you are a seasoned AppSec pen tester, this presentation isn’t for you. If you’ve been doing Sec Ops, this is probably for you.
Ed Abrams (zeroaltitude)
Demetrius Comes (cmdc0de)
cmdc0de and zeroaltitude will present an overview of the DEFCON DarkNet challenge, currently getting ready for its fifth year. This presentation will also give an inside look at the DarkNet hardware, software, badges, and quests done over the years.
DEFCON DarkNet has created a Daemon who controls the DarkNet; and players interact with it through the website at dcdark.net . The Daemon keeps track of player quests and their DarkNet inventory. DarkNet badges, once assembled as a learning quest, act as a valuable tool to identify your role as a player and to help you with certain quests. Physical puzzle items such as lockpick stations and phonebooths, as well as interactions with DarkNet Operatives, provide further avenues to engage players in their quests and learning experiences.
Cmdc0de and zeroaltitude will be presenting two ciphers at the end of their talk, and discussing a little bit of how they think about ciphers. They will then invite people to join them in the cipher village after their talk to work on these.
Experiences within the DarkNet will take you to the limit of your existing knowledge… and beyond. If you join us, we will send you on quests to improve your technical abilities. You will meet others like you and you will learn from each other and grow stronger. As you proceed within the DarkNet, you’ll discover hidden messages you would never have noticed and you’ll accomplish goals you never would have achieved alone. To succeed, you have to find your way through the quests and if you make it to the end, you will have proven yourself worthy to join us in our stand against those who seek to control us.
DarkNet’s mission is to secure a safe, independent and self-sustaining community free from intrusion and infiltration by those who would enslave us to their own ends. Our opponents are many and they grow ever more modern — spying on us through our information streams and controlling us through messages that we see wherever we go. We must resist.
Dr. Alexander Rasin
The opportunities for exploit are many but with every new vulnerability has come a potential mitigation, all in an attempt to strong arm these sensitive operations into the browser, limit an applications liability, and keep us users happy.
In this talk Zapp will walk you through how he went from barely knowing how to solder to building 175 electronic badges for DEF CON. He will detail the steps he took including projects he used to learn just enough to design, code, and produce the badges as well as share many of the screw-ups along the way. Finally, he will share a preview of the group’s DEF CON 25 badge.
Current schemes to protect user passwords like bcrypt, scrypt, and iterative hashing are insufficient to resist attacks when password digests are stolen. We present a modern cloud service, called Pythia, which protects passwords using a cryptographically keyed pseudorandom function (PRF). Unlike existing schemes like HMAC, Pythia permits key updates as a response to compromises. Key updates nullify stolen password digests, enable digests to be updated to the new key, and don’t require users to change their passwords. The keystone of Pythia is a new cryptographic construction called a partially-oblivious PRF that provides these new features.
Password auditing is more important than ever before. We take a deep dive into some password cracking tools you probably have never seen. Implementing a unified cluster interface allows you to complete password audits faster and gives collaborative teams access to information in real time. What about cracking unknown and obscure hashes? MDXfind covers a very wide array of hash algorithms and iterative hash types which can all be ran simultaneously. Come see how these tools work and how they can make your next password audit or penetration test a step above the rest.
Zapp & Toymakers
Mr. Blinky Bling (Charles Lehman & Ben Hibben) + Mini
Hacker Conference Electronic Badge Panelists