DEFCON 201

North East New Jersey DEFCON Group Chapter. We meet at WHEALTH Cafe once a month to hack on technology projects! https://www.defcon201.org

DEFCON 201 Meet Up — March 2019 — Two F&#%ing Years

Two Years. Two F&#%ing Years!!! Two Years of crazy hacker experiments in New Jersey. Two years of being high on caffeine and two years of attending (and creating) conventions and meet ups. We still can’t believe it…

After years of New Jersey trying to host a DEFCON group and failing each time after only a few months, we are honored that you 1337-guys and gals kept this going for this long. We at DEFCON 201 would like to thank you for committing your time and energy to this institution and we plan on making it bigger and better into our third year.

Join us this meet up for a party fit for the terrible twos. Bring your own booze, drinks and snacks as we will bring our own. Cool freebies for all, the last batch of the DEFCON 201 Homebrew Beer, music, video games and many surprises in store!

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 & DEFCON 201 Two Year Anniversary Party 8:00pm — 8:10pm DEFCON 201 Year In Review — Sidepocket + GI Jack 8:10pm — 8:20pm DEFCON 201 Zine— sirocyl 8:20pm — 8:30pm $brew Open Source Beer: A Study Of Large Scale Projects — Sidepocket 8:30pm — 9:00pm Whose Slide Is It Anyway? — DEFCON 201 Attendees 9:00pm — 9:55pm Open Workshops + Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

NJ Makers Day Volunteer Recruitment — Sidepocket, GI Jack

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio

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$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

Whose Slide Is It Anyway?

:..>“Whose Slide Is It Anyway?”” is an unholy union of impov comedy, hacking and slide deck sado-masochism.

The How: Our team of slide monkeys (aka Sidepocket) will create 13 short slide-decks on whatever nonsense tickles our fancy this week. Slides are not exclusive to technology, they can and will be about anything. DEFCON 201 Attendees will take the stage and choose a random number corresponding to a specific slide deck. They will then improvise a five-minute lightning talk, becoming instant subject matter experts on whatever topic/stream of consciousness appears on the screen.

The Why: Whether you delight in the chaos of watching your fellow hackers squirm or would like to sacrifice yourself to the Demo Gods, it’s a night of schadenfreude for the whole family. It is also a great way to learn public speaking abilities and how to improv when presenting subject matter while dealing with a live audience.

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NJ MAKERS DAY RECRUITMENT

:..>NJ Makers Day will take place at the Liberty Science Center on March 22nd and 23rd. We are going to have a giant booth there as well as assist with the various operations of the con. If you have nothing to do on those days and want to earn cool swag, email us at info (AT) DEFCON201 [dot] ORG

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING

:..>DEFCON 201 will expand into video media in late September. We will be launching various videos including an Introduction, Member Spotlights, Archived Lightning Talks, Tutorials, Directions and more on the DTube, Vimeo and YouTube Mirror platforms. We will also have downloadable copies on the DEFCON 201 NextCloud of select media for DEFCON 201 Members who want hard copies of videos. If you want to be in the Introduction, Member Spotlights or Archive Lighting Talks you can inquire into us about signing our DEFCON 201 Consent Forums and we will walk you through the process. Those who have not signed our DEFCON 201 Consent Forums during meetings will NOT be recorded in Video or Audio as per our policy. Furthermore, any instances of media recording photo/video/audio via DEFCON 201 Staff will be alerted to all president attendees beforehand prior to recording.

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DEFCON 201 Updates — Keybase, Discord & More!

Greetings Dirty Jersey Hackers! We have a few house cleaning updates we would like to share with you regarding communications and social media.

Starting with…

::DEFCON 201 ATTENDEE KEYBASE TEAM::

We are excited to announce that DEFCON 201 now has it’s own Keybase Team!

What is Keybase?

Keybase is a key directory that offers an end-to-end encrypted chat and cloud storage system, called Keybase Chat and the Keybase filesystem respectively. Keybase allows users to “prove” a link between certain online identities (such as a Twitter or Reddit account) and their encryption keys. Instead of using a system such as OAuth, identities are proven by posting a signed statement as the account a user wishes to prove ownership of. Since the Keybase app checks the proof, it avoids trust on first use.

You can also pipe all Keybase traffic via TOR and access the profile web-gui via the Tor Browser.

A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox allows you to add users on social media directly to Keybase.

Also, once the client is installed you can also run Keybase through the Command Line.

NOTE: This chat method is ONLY for those who have attended a DEFCON 201 Meet Up and joined our Mailing List. If you are on our Mailing List and are having issues/did not receive the invite please contact us at the next available meet up or email us at INFO (at) DEFCON201 {dot} ORG

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Clear Net Website: https://keybase.io/

Tor Onion: http://fncuwbiisyh6ak3i.onion

Windows: https://prerelease.keybase.io/keybase_setup_amd64.msi

macOS: https://prerelease.keybase.io/Keybase.dmg

Linux: https://keybase.io/docs/the_app/install_linux

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keybase-crypto-for-everyone/id1044461770

Andorid: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.keybase.ossifrage (We recommend using YALP, working on F-Droid version)

Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/keybase-for-reddit/ognfafcpbkogffpmmdglhbjboeojlefj

Firefox Extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/keybase-for-firefox/

::DEFCON 201 PUBLIC DISCORD::

For those who can’t make it to meet ups/just fans and want to talk with us online all the time, we have open a public channel on Discord that anyone can join! This will be used in conjunction with our IRC Channel on Freenode (#defcon201) and later this month both platforms will be merged together!

DEFCON 201 Discord Link: https://discord.gg/PGgPNEF

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Clear Net: https://discordapp.com/channels/@me

Windows: https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=win

macOS: https://discordapp.com/api/download?platform=osx

Linux: https://snapcraft.io/discord

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discord-chat-for-games/id985746746

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.discord (We recommend using YALP, working on F-Droid version)

NOTE: All previously mentioned social media networks (except for GNU Social, switch to our Mastodon) and communication portals are still active, live and viable!

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.::DEFCON 201 Meet-Up — January 2019 — SHMOO-ZING AROUND::. =============================================================

Date: January 18th, 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/258150054/

Joind.In: TBA

Hackaday: TBA

New Year, New You, New Hacks!

Welcome to the first DEFCON 201 Meet Up of 2019! Despite a crazy schedule and a potential snowstorm, we are still meeting up today for some hacker shenanigans. In this installment, we are going to learn about WebPKI, live stream Shmoocon and share some good times together as we launch big workshops, projects and events February and beyond!

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 & Shmoocon Live Stream 8:00pm — 8:05pm DEFCON 201: The First Half of 2019— Sidepocket 8:05pm — 9:00pm Understanding WebPKI — NCommander 8:50pm — 9:55pm Open Workshops + Projects & Shmoocon Live Streaming 9:55pm — 10:00pm END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING — Sidepocket, GI Jack & Xio

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

DEFCON 201: The First Half of 2019 :..>Another year has gone by and we are super close to our Two Year Anniversary in March! Come learn the meeting details from Feburary to May as we explore hacker cons, DEFCON 201 Membership and the awesome line up of content in our meet ups for 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

Understanding WebPKI :..>What does that green lock in your URL entry bar mean? How web encryption works and what does it mean to be a “verified encrypted website”? In this talk, NCommander gives a brief understanding of TLS/HTTPS/certificate authorities and will take any questions you throw at him.

:.>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.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

SHMOOCON LIVE STREAM :..>ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. DEFCON 201 will be streaming the 19:00 to 21:10 of the “One Track Mind” section of talks. See the Shmoocon 2019 schedule for details of speakers and subjects: https://www.shmoocon.org/schedule/

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING :..>DEFCON 201 will expand into video media in late September. We will be launching various videos including an Introduction, Member Spotlights, Archived Lightning Talks, Tutorials, Directions and more on the DTube, Vimeo and YouTube Mirror platforms. We will also have downloadable copies on the DEFCON 201 NextCloud of select media for DEFCON 201 Members who want hard copies of videos. If you want to be in the Introduction, Member Spotlights or Archive Lighting Talks you can inquire into us about signing our DEFCON 201 Consent Forums and we will walk you through the process. Those who have not signed our DEFCON 201 Consent Forums during meetings will NOT be recorded in Video or Audio as per our policy. Furthermore, any instances of media recording photo/video/audio via DEFCON 201 Staff will be alerted to all president attendees beforehand prior to recording.

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.::“HoHoCon” — DEFCON 201 Meet Up — December 2018::.

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Date: December 21st, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

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

Facebook: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/events/317237319002676/

Meet-Up (CLEAR NET): https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/257085579/

Medium (CLEAR NET): https://medium.com/@defcon201/defcon-201-meet-up-december-2018-hohocon-9db9e31883c1

Hackaday (CLEAR NET): https://hackaday.io/pages/207708

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“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:

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

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.::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/Hard Disk 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, our speaker Dr. Brian Callahan will assist in doing Virtual Machine and/or Bare-Metal Installs on the machine of your choice and give you a tour of the operating system.

:..>What To Bring: Any laptop or device that can handle a *BSD install with a recommended 8 gigabytes or more memory storage space. If installing to a Virtual Machine, any of the common popular VM’s(qemu, virtualbox, etc.) will work. If installing to the hard drive or external memory, any x86 machine is will work(though an Intel GPU variant is preferred).

DEFCON 201 VIDEO FILMING :..>DEFCON 201 will expand into video media in late September. We will be launching various videos including an Introduction, Member Spotlights, Archived Lightning Talks, Tutorials, Directions and more on the DTube, Vimeo and YouTube Mirror platforms. We will also have downloadable copies on the DEFCON 201 NextCloud of select media for DEFCON 201 Members who want hard copies of videos. If you want to be in the Introduction, Member Spotlights or Archive Lighting Talks you can inquire into us about signing our DEFCON 201 Consent Forums and we will walk you through the process. Those who have not signed our DEFCON 201 Consent Forums during meetings will NOT be recorded in Video or Audio as per our policy. Furthermore, any instances of media recording photo/video/audio via DEFCON 201 Staff will be alerted to all president attendees beforehand prior to recording.

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::HELLO WORLD::

Welcome to the DEFCON 201 WriteAs Blog!

DEFCON 201 is the Area Code 201 (North East New Jersey) chapter of the global DEFCON GROUPS (https://www.defcongroups.org) organization. We meet up every THIRD FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH at WHEALTH & CO. Cafe (https://whealthandco.com/) Hoboken NJ from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM to work on hardware/software/construction projects. Projects include everything from coding to network set up, soldering electronics to sewing and everything in between. We also hold special events all over New Jersey and attract hackers, phreaks, nerds, geeks, sympathizers, and more unlabelable folks.

We started this WriteAs blog (which will/is linked to our website Onion instance at COMING SOON) to not only reach out to our members in real time about meet up events but also to reply to various hot topics in the hacker community AND to highlight articles from our members about various topics.

You can find us all over Social Media at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/defcon201nj

Forums: https://forum.defcon.org/forum/general-area/defcon-group-forums-and-or-links/u-s-defcon-group-forums-and-or-links/dc201-hoboken-nj

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1743426829004414/

Mastadon: https://hostux.social/@defcon201

GitHub: https://github.com/defcon201

Hackaday: https://hackaday.io/defcon201

SEE YOU AT A FUTURE MEET UP!

— Sidepocket, Co-Founder of DEFCON 201