DEFCON 201

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

.::DEFCON 201 Meet Up — January 2020 — Winter & Construction::.

====================================================== Date: January 17th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/267734727/

Facebook [TOR]: TBA

Hackaday: TBA

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Welcome to the January 2020 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

It’s a new year and everyone wants it to be over already. But not yet we say! The year of our hack 2020 will be a huge year for us as months of planning for various meeting activities, speakers, small scale events and convention road trips will kick off. Join us to reunite with old friends and make new ones as we learn about Antivirus Evasion techniques, begin advance lockpicking knowlage and begin with HUGE ANNOUCEMENTS of DEFCON 201 activities that will start in February that you will only hear first in person at this meet up!

About Our Venue:

We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

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 - 7:20pm  Meet & Greet 7:20pm - 7:50pm  An Introduction to Antivirus Evasion - Black Cipher 7:50pm - 8:00pm  DEFCON 201 Annoucements & Code of Conduct - GI Jack 8:00pm - 8:10pm  Wards, Decoders and Disk Detainers OH MY! - Sidepocket 8:10pm - 9:55pm  Open Workshops Projects 9:55pm - 10:00pm  END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack

Nintendo Labo VR Blaster Build & Play — Sidepocket

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

An Introduction to Antivirus Evasion :..>This presentation will provide an introduction to the concept of antivirus evasion techniques. It will cover the Who and Why of Antivirus Evasion, common Antivirus Evasion techniques such as obfuscation, abuse of whitelisted apps, packers, ect. This will conclude with a few demos wshowing AV evasion in action.

:..>Bio: Black Cipher (Kai Pfiester) is the founder and chief security architect at Black Cipher Security, a local cybersecurity and DFIR consulting firm based in Cherry Hill, NJ. His primary skills are in offensive security an incident response.

In the local community he is the chapter lead for TOOOL Philly and the Philly Security Shell. As a speaker he has spoken on cybersecurity panels for major organizations such as the Philly Bar Association, the Philly Bar Institute, Fox Rothschild, Reger Rizzo and Eckert Seamans law firms. As an author, he has written articles on cybersecurity for the NJ Law Journal, bankrate.com. NJ Business and Industry Association as well as various Bar Associations in NJ on the country level.

DEFCON 201 Updates & Code of Conduct :..>DEFCON 201 will start with various updates about our activities in early 2020 and an overview of the Code of Conduct linked on our website.

:.> Bio: 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/

Wards, Decoders and Disk Detainers OH MY! :..>What started in 2019 as a simple basic pin & tumbler locksport training kit for a few people has grown into an extensive locksport mobile classroom in 2020. In this quick overview, we will go over new additional tools and techniques in our kit which includes: combination wheel decoding, Warded locks, Wafer systems and Disk Detainer mechanics. The materials persented in this lession our attendees can practiceduring the Open Workshop & Projects section of the meeting.

:.>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

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport :..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

Nintendo VR Blaster Build & Play :..>We have a new cardboard engineering construction for anyone of any skill level to try out. Combine DIY fun with simple, shareable VR, plus a new programming tool you can use to make your own quick play VR games and experiences! When finished, we will take turns blasting through an alien invasion, test your skills at competitive hippo feeding, and go wherever else our imagination takes us!

:..>What To Bring: The ability to follow instructions and fold paper. The play portion needs two working eyes with depth perception and a resistance to motion sickness.

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 Meet Up — December 2019 — HoHoCon Part Deux::.

====================================================== Date: December 20th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/266748426/

Facebook [TOR]: TBA

Hackaday: TBA

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“WE KAN'T BE ST0PPED!$#%!!”

Welcome to the December 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

’Tis the season for hacking and whether you are lighting up a micro-controller menorah, turning your Xmas tree into a giant Wi-Fi war-dialing antenna or remembering your ancestors by creating Wikipedia entries for them, we invite your to our final meeting of 2019 to close out the year. This will be one of our most packed meeting yet from our last Online CTF, a rant about EVERYTHING in InfoSec, present swap, Mr. Robot screening and a moment of silence for those we had lost in the recent tragic events of Jersey City.

About Our Venue:

We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

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 — 7:55pm Open Workshops Projects & Mr. Robot Season 4 Episode Screening 7:55pm — 8:00pm A Sneak Peak Of DEFCON 201 in 2020 — Sidepocket, GI Jack 8:00pm — 8:10pm Secret Hacker Santa Swap 8:10pm — 9:55pm The Hacker Rant To End All Hacker Rants — NCommander 9:55pm — 10:00pm END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket

justCTF Practice Online Challenge — GI Jack

Nintendo Labo VR Blaster Build & Play — Sidepocket

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

A Sneak Peak Of DEFCON 201 In 2020 :..>If you thought the last two years of DEFCON 201 was nuts, you have not seen ANYTHING about what we have planned for next year in 2020. From online war games, crashing conventions, Pi-Holes & Pwnagotchis, art galleries, civic programs, our first official attending of DEF CON 28 and a tons more! Join our Co-Founders at a sneak peak into our bright feature and how the Dirty Jersey smell is about to embark it’s foul hacker stank nationwide!

:.> 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

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/

The Hacker Rant To End All Hacker Rants :..>2019 seems to have been a pretty good year for hacking, right? Well, not for this hacker! In this talk, we have given nearly two hours for our long time recurring speaker to rant about so many technology, community and Information Security topics that would take a novel to list. Plus, at one point we are going to turn the cameras off and he will go even FURTHER into madness about topics too hot for public (re)broadcast. This rant will be so long and so foul that it will end and only end when Sub Culture shuts the place down and our meeting ends! We even have the giant novelty hook ready if that does not convince him to step off the soap box…

:..>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 & ACTIVITIES::.

Mr. Robot Season 4 Episode Screening :..>Since we are getting into the holiday hacker spirit, why not celebrate it by watching one of the XMas themed Mr. Robot Season 4 Episodes that take place around Christman day in universe? Details on said episode coming soon. ATTENTION: Mr. Robot is a very graphic, language intense show dealing with disturbing adult themes, viewer discretion is advised!

Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport :..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

justCTF Practice Online Challenge :..>This Friday, starting on December 20th at 4:00 PM EST, we invite all DEFCON 201 Members, Attendees and Fans to help us hack the justCTF 2019! We will continue our online hacks in person during our meeting. If you are new to Online CTF, we will help you get set up and walk you thorugh some of the challenges. Then you can log in anytime after to September 22nd 4:00 AM EST to continue our CTF conquest! To learn more about the CTF, please follow this link: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/267050714/

:..>What To Bring: Any laptop will do. Ideally you want to load it full of Information Security Red Team and Blue Team tools, look for Kali Linux, Parrot OS, Pentoo or Black Arch for ideas. To participate afterwards online, you will need a Discord Account and to join our Discord at this link: https://discord.gg/PGgPNEF

Secret Hacker Santa Swap :..>Bring out your inexpensive (but useful) hacker gifts for our first evenr Secret Hacker Santa Swap! It’s like a White (Hat) Elephant or Yankie Swap…but with 1337 Haxxors!

We will be collecting gifts (details below) as members come in and donate their gift until we begin the swap. These will be kept in a safe, secure location.

Participants will then draw numbers from a hat to determine their swap order from one up to the total number of participants.

Each person gets a crack at choosing a gift. The person who picks the first gift opens it and shows it to the rest of the company. Then the number two participant picks a gift and chooses to either unwrap it or swap it for an unwrapped gift. If the gift is swapped, the person who had their gift taken from them gets to unwrap the chosen gift and the turn passes.

:..>What To Bring: Any gift that is a monitary value USD price of $15 or less. Home crafted gifts are all acceptable. You can submit anything but try to keep it hacker theme (something useful for example USB sticks, old PC hardware, device chargers, gift cards), let your imagination run wild!

Nintendo VR Blaster Build & Play :..>We have a new cardboard engineering construction for anyone of any skill level to try out. Combine DIY fun with simple, shareable VR, plus a new programming tool you can use to make your own quick play VR games and experiences! When finished, we will take turns blasting through an alien invasion, test your skills at competitive hippo feeding, and go wherever else our imagination takes us!

:..>What To Bring: The ability to follow instructions and fold paper. The play portion needs two working eyes with depth perception and a resistance to motion sickness.

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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.::UPDATE: DECEMBER CAFFEINE & CODE DELAYED UNTIL JANUARY::.

ATTENTION DEFCON 201 ATTENDEES!

Our Last Caffeine & Code on December 11th WILL NOT TAKE PLACE due to scheduling, weather issue and an active shooting.

This event will be rescheduled for January.

More details will be announced on December 29th.

See you all at our DEFCON 201 Meet Up on December 20th!

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.::DEFCON 201 Meet Up — November 2019 — No NAT November::.

====================================================== Date: November 15th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/265803586/

Facebook [TOR]: TBA

Hackaday: TBA

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Welcome to the November2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

It’s officially colder than a cold-storage cryptocurrency wallet and the season of eating too much food and spending money you don’t have begins! We had to move some activities around for the month of November but we are excited on what we will have to offer. From PWNagachis to Web Browser Security we will have a fun afternoon of learning while prepping for gobbling down too much food with the nomalicous offerings at SubCulture’s menu!

About Our Venue:

We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

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 — 7:55pm Meet & Greet 7:55pm — 8:00pm DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements — GI Jack 8:00pm — 8:30pm Browsing The Internet Privately & Securely — Sidepocket 8:30pm — 8:35pm Windows When You Need ’em, Walls When You Don’t— sirocyl 8:40pm — 9:55pm Open Workshops Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket

Pwnagotchi — GI Jack

Nintendo Labo VR Blaster Build & Play — Sidepocket

MAGFest Live Boot Testing — sirocyl

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements :..>The Co-Founders and some of it’s active attendees have been working on many awesome things. Here are some of them for the end of this year, 2019 and beyond!

:.> Bio: 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/

Browsing The Internet Privately & Securely :..>When the World Wide Web was built by Tim Berners-Lee (with Al Gore’s Information Super Highway) the only thing w3m, Mosaic and AOL Explorer users had to worry about was getting bumped off the modem via a relative’s ill timed phone call and endless tabletop coasters that were AOL hard disks flooding your mailbox. However in this day and age, with web fingerprinting, index crawlers, DRM, and other intrusive technologies has made the internet a dangerous place to explore. Even worse, many companies intent on selling your data now market their not-so-private features their products offer, turning a fundamental human right into a snake-oil buzzword. In this talk, we will help you navigate the confusing world of Web Browser Privacy & Security aimed for everyone but ideally for beginners. Topics will include selecting the right browser, fortifying said browser to be more secure and privacy focused, privacy focused browsing resources and best internet safety & privacy practices. Topics will also offer a basic overview of web browsers for mobile phones, choosing a VPN and how to use TOR.”

:..>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

Windows When You Need ’em, Walls When You Don’t :..>At MAGFest this year, sirocyl will be doing a workshop on a program called FamiTracker which is Windows-only, doesn’t work in WINE or ReactOS and will need to run on people’s own laptops; including those running Linux or something else. This all in a set up of 5 minutes. Oh, and security is a must! The unique challenge has a couple of unique solutions…and running Windows off a stick is definitely one of them. Crazy? Maybe. We’ll let you be the judge and fly with us over this cuckoo’s nest of single-purpose PC fleet operations! This will lead into the MAGFest Live-Boot Testing workshop.

:.>Bio: sirocyl — is a DEFCON 201 alumni and is the founder of the famitracker.org FamiTracker and Famicom/NES music community.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport :..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

PWNagotchi :..>Pwnagotchi is an A2C-based “AI” powered by bettercap and running on a Raspberry Pi Zero W that learns from its surrounding WiFi environment in order to maximize the crackable WPA key material it captures (either through passive sniffing or by performing deauthentication and association attacks). This material is collected on disk as PCAP files containing any form of handshake supported by hashcat, including full and half WPA handshakes as well as PMKIDs. We will be creating our own DEFCON 201 variant that will be part of a bigger project and need all hands on tech for its birth!

:..>What To Bring: A background in Javascript and Rasberry Pi 3 experience. If you can, bring your laptop with a GitHub account so we can collaborate. If anyone has a 3D Printer, PLEASE BRING IT! We will get you free food and booze!

MAGFEST Live-Boot Testing :..>After sirocyl’s talk, he will test the MAGFest set up by trying to Live Boot Windows off of various laptops from different hardware manufactures installed with various operating systems.

:..>What To Bring: Any laptop that works and can boot from USB. Preferably a laptop with an existing version of Windows running on it. If you do not have a laptop, we will have a few to loan out while supplies last.

Nintendo VR Blaster Build & Play :..>We have a new cardboard engineering construction for anyone of any skill level to try out. Combine DIY fun with simple, shareable VR, plus a new programming tool you can use to make your own quick play VR games and experiences! When finished, we will take turns blasting through an alien invasion, test your skills at competitive hippo feeding, and go wherever else our imagination takes us!

:..>What To Bring: The ability to follow instructions and fold paper. The play portion needs two working eyes with depth perception and a resistance to motion sickness.

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 Meet Up — October 2019 — Hacktoberfest 3.0::.

====================================================== Date: October 18th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/265113157/

Facebook [TOR]: TBA

Hackaday: TBA

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Welcome to the October 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

It’s October, one of our favorite months of the year so you know what that means…Pumpkin Spice everything and Christmas decorations being already on sale at your local supermarket. But for us, October is one of our favorite most hacker times of year. This is the month where we get to make our own Halloween cosplay, do Git Pull Requests for free computer swag, celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month and attend the only reason to ever travel to Philly the police state: Pumpcon!

We invite you down to join our spooky madness!

About Our Venue:

We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

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 — 7:55pm Meet & Greet 7:55pm — 8:00pm DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements — Sidepocket 8:00pm — 8:35pm Locking Down Production Access at Startup Scale — Liz Fong-Jones 8:35pm — 8:40pm Hacktoberfest: The Stupid Content Tracker— Sidepocket 8:40pm — 9:55pm Open Workshops Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket

Hacktoberfest 2019 — Sidepocket

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements :..>The Co-Founders and some of it’s active attendees have been working on many awesome things. Here are some of them for the end of this year, 2019 and beyond!

:.> 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

Locking Down Production Access at Startup Scale :..>You don’t have to be Google to implement good security controls. Learn about what lessons translated when going from Google to a 25-person startup, and how a modicum of effort can better secure user data and access to production. We’ll cover implementing production changes using continuous integration, a variety of second factor solutions for SSH access to production, and more.

:..>Bio: Liz Fong-Jones is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 15+ years of experience. She is an advocate at Honeycomb.io for the SRE and Observability communities, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights.

She lives in Brooklyn with her wife Elly, metamours, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix, and in San Francisco and Seattle with her other partners. She plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights as a board member of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Hacktoberfest: The Stupid Content Tracker :..>Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean and DEV. In this quick primer, you will learn how to navigate GitHub, how Git works, how to log into the Hacktoberfest website, how to do a Pull Request and what you need to do to earn your FREE T-Shirt and swag!

:.>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

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport :..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

Hacktoberfest 2019 :..>What’s Hacktoberfest?

Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean in partnership with DEV — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors toward issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like and others they’ve just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can’t make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com.

:Rules & Prizes:

First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1–31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as invalid or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate.

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice.

DEFCON 201 Hacktoberfest 2019 GitHub Highlights: https://github.com/defcon201

Full List Of Hacktoberfest 2019 GitHub Projects: https://github.com/search?q=label%3Ahacktoberfest+state%3Aopen+no%3Aassignee+is%3Aissue&type=Issues

Hacktoberfest 2019 Climate Change Projects: https://github.com/topics/climate-change

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $50 in infrastructure credit at https://do.co/hacktoberfest50.

:NOTE ON DEFCON 201 Stance On GitHub:

We are aware of the moral issues surrounding the GitHub platform. If any of our attendees do not want to participate this activity for this reason, we sympathize with your choice and we will do nothing to dissuade you otherwise.

DEFCON 201 does not endorse any of the corporate actions of GitHub.

The choice to do Hacktoberfest was decided upon months before the issues came to public and Hacktoberfest works only with GitHub as per-noted on the Hacktoberfest FAQ.

In 2020 and beyond, if Hacktoberfest doe not take our urging to team up with an alternative software repo such as GitLab or BitBucket, we will put to a member vote of continuing our Hacktoberfest tradition every October due to the moral controversy of GitHub’s actions.

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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::URGENT UPDATE: ATTEND HACKER RADIO SHOW “OFF THE HOOK” POSSIBLE LAST BROADCAST::

On the morning of October 7, 2019, staffers at WBAI in New York were locked out and all programming suspended. According to the Pacifica Foundation (parent of WBAI), this was done due to “serious and persistent financial losses at WBAI.” This necessitated the foundation laying off all the staff.

As of Tuesday, October 8, an injunction has been granted that allows WBAI to resume operations. We now expect “Off The Hook” to air in its normal timeslot this Wednesday.

2600 Source: https://www.2600.com/content/lockout-wbai-hook-indefinitely-suspended-update

NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/business/media/wbai-pacifica-layoffs.html

NY Times: TOR: https://www.nytimes3xbfgragh.onion/2019/10/07/business/media/wbai-pacifica-layoffs.html

Video Of Pacifica Totalitarian Raid: https://www.facebook.com/deepdance/videos/10157633982881774/UzpfSTY2NDg3ODEyODpWSzoxMDE1NzU5MzI5ODMxNzkzNw/?multi_permalinks=10157593298317937%2C10157590716452937&notif_id=1570466111306619&notif_t=group_activity

Video Pacifica Raid TOR: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/deepdance/videos/10157633982881774/UzpfSTY2NDg3ODEyODpWSzoxMDE1NzU5MzI5ODMxNzkzNw/?multi_permalinks=10157593298317937%2C10157590716452937&notif_id=1570466111306619&notif_t=group_activity

This is alarming and saddening for DEFCON 201 Staff. One of our first experiences (outside of BBS) with the hacker community at large was the 2600 Magazine and Off The Hook broadcasts. Our Co-Founders are also long time attendees of the NYC 2600 Meet Up that the 2600 Staff organizes and it was those meet ups that inspired the creation of DEFCON 201.

For anyone brave enough to use NJ Transit into Manhattan, PLEASE come join us for their live “Off the Hook” this Wednesday (October 9th) evening at 7:00 PM. It’s short notice, but a show of numbers and support is desperately needed.

Address: The Brooklyn Commons 388 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217

Spread The Word!

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.::DEFCON 201 Meet Up — September 2019 — Hak2Skool::.

====================================================== Date: August 20th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/264112037/

Facebook [TOR]: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/events/2415851135356900/

Hackaday: TBA

======================================================

Welcome to the September 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

The Summer (and heatwaves) are finally over! Children are bringing their rented laptops in their Fortnite-branded backpacks to school and Adults are guzzling down endless gamer fuel next to the snoring dorm mates to get papers done for the upcoming semester.

We at DEFCON 201 want to keep this spirit of learning by trying and hacking including talking about our experience at the Application Security Training run by the SecureCodeWarrior & ISC NJ Local Chapters a day before.

Plus some awesome announcements for the end of 2019 and beyond!

About Our Venue:

We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

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 — 7:40pm Meet & Greet 8:00pm — 8:05pm DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements— GI Jack 8:05pm — 8:30pm Making Diversity A Reality: Lessons Learned from Hypatia Software Organization — Dr. Brian Callahan 8:30pm — 8:35pm Curing LISP with Stutter— sirocyl 8:35pm — 9:55pm Open Workshops Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack

Nintendo VR Blaster Build & Play — Sidepocket

Pre-InCTF 2019 Prep Time — GI Jack

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements :..>The Co-Founders and some of it’s active attendees have been working on many awesome things. Here are some of them for the end of this year, 2019 and beyond!

:.> 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

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/

Making Diversity a Reality: Lessons Learned from Hypatia Software Organization

:..>Diversity in the tech sector has been an important social facet, particularly visible in the last few years. This talk documents the efforts of one particular diversity in tech group, Hypatia Software Organization, Inc., and its work to normalize the trans experience in the tech sector. We will discuss its beginnings and history, current efforts, and how it has grown from the brainchild of a single person into a large and positive force. We will talk about its flagship peer mentoring program. We will also talk about how Hypatia’s efforts are both similar and different from other diversity initiatives. We will end with a discussion of what the future of diversity initiatives, how Hypatia fits in, and how you can fit in.

:..>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.

Curing LISP with Stutter :..>Stutter is a stack-oriented LISP-alike program notation language with homo-iconic, declarative, passive program structure that works on stack frames at it’s base. This briefing will overview this language project and how it will impact LISP forever.

:.>Bio: sirocyl — is a DEFCON 201 alumni and is the founder of the famitracker.org FamiTracker and Famicom/NES music community.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport :..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

Nintendo LABO VR Blaster Build & Play :..>We have a new cardboard engineering construction for anyone of any skill level to try out. Combine DIY fun with simple, shareable VR, plus a new programming tool you can use to make your own quick play VR games and experiences! When finished, we will take turns blasting through an alien invasion, test your skills at competitive hippo feeding, and go wherever else our imagination takes us!

Pre-InCTF 2019 Prep Time :..>InCTF is India’s First Online Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Contest hosted by @teambi0s and @AmritaEDU. They have received a perfect rating on @CTFtime for the past 2 years. This year they continue improving the quality of challenges, with some new additions such as browser and kernel exploitation. DEFCON 201 will be participating in the CTF as part of our Capture The Flag research. For those who want to join up and try out regardless if you’re a n00b or a CTF Junkie, we will prepare for the challenges ahead and have links and passwords to sign on our team. Registration is FREE and you can use any computer, anywhere with whatever tools you need to test out these challenges. At 10:00 PM EST (when our meet up ends) the InCTF 2019 CTF will begin and will run for 48 hours Get ready for some high quality challenges!

More information COMING SOON!

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 Meet Up — September 2019 — Hak2Skool::.

====================================================== Date: August 20th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/264112037/

Facebook [TOR]: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/events/2415851135356900/

Hackaday: TBA

======================================================

Welcome to the September 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

The Summer (and heatwaves) are finally over! Children are bringing their rented laptops in their Fortnite-branded backpacks to school and Adults are guzzling down endless gamer fuel next to the snoring dorm mates to get papers done for the upcoming semester.

We at DEFCON 201 want to keep this spirit of learning by trying and hacking including talking about our experience at the Application Security Training run by the SecureCodeWarrior & ISC NJ Local Chapters a day before.

Plus some awesome announcements for the end of 2019 and beyond!

About Our Venue:

We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

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 — 7:40pm Meet & Greet 8:00pm — 8:05pm DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements— GI Jack 8:05pm — 8:30pm Making Diversity A Reality: Lessons Learned from Hypatia Software Organization — Dr. Brian Callahan 8:30pm — 8:35pm Curing LISP with Stutter— sirocyl 8:35pm — 9:55pm Open Workshops Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack

Nintendo VR Blaster Build & Play — Sidepocket

Pre-InCTF 2019 Prep Time — GI Jack

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

DEFCON 201 News, Updates & Announcements :..>The Co-Founders and some of it’s active attendees have been working on many awesome things. Here are some of them for the end of this year, 2019 and beyond!

:.> 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

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/

Making Diversity a Reality: Lessons Learned from Hypatia Software Organization

:..>Diversity in the tech sector has been an important social facet, particularly visible in the last few years. This talk documents the efforts of one particular diversity in tech group, Hypatia Software Organization, Inc., and its work to normalize the trans experience in the tech sector. We will discuss its beginnings and history, current efforts, and how it has grown from the brainchild of a single person into a large and positive force. We will talk about its flagship peer mentoring program. We will also talk about how Hypatia’s efforts are both similar and different from other diversity initiatives. We will end with a discussion of what the future of diversity initiatives, how Hypatia fits in, and how you can fit in.

:..>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.

Curing LISP with Stutter :..>Stutter is a stack-oriented LISP-alike program notation language with homo-iconic, declarative, passive program structure that works on stack frames at it’s base. This briefing will overview this language project and how it will impact LISP forever.

:.>Bio: sirocyl — is a DEFCON 201 alumni and is the founder of the famitracker.org FamiTracker and Famicom/NES music community.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport :..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

Nintendo LABO VR Blaster Build & Play :..>We have a new cardboard engineering construction for anyone of any skill level to try out. Combine DIY fun with simple, shareable VR, plus a new programming tool you can use to make your own quick play VR games and experiences! When finished, we will take turns blasting through an alien invasion, test your skills at competitive hippo feeding, and go wherever else our imagination takes us!

Pre-InCTF 2019 Prep Time :..>InCTF is India’s First Online Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Contest hosted by @teambi0s and @AmritaEDU. They have received a perfect rating on @CTFtime for the past 2 years. This year they continue improving the quality of challenges, with some new additions such as browser and kernel exploitation. DEFCON 201 will be participating in the CTF as part of our Capture The Flag research. For those who want to join up and try out regardless if you’re a n00b or a CTF Junkie, we will prepare for the challenges ahead and have links and passwords to sign on our team. Registration is FREE and you can use any computer, anywhere with whatever tools you need to test out these challenges. At 10:00 PM EST (when our meet up ends) the InCTF 2019 CTF will begin and will run for 48 hours Get ready for some high quality challenges!

More information COMING SOON!

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 August Social Meet Up  —  Caffeine and Code::.

====================================================== Date: August 25th, Sunday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Las Chicas Bakery & Cafe (4707 Bergenline Ave Union City, NJ)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/263259737/

Facebook [TOR]: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/events/1153267718209640/

======================================================

Welcome to our Caffeine & Code DEFCON 201 Social Meet Up of 2019!

DEFCON 201 Social Meet Ups are the reverse of our normal meetings. Unstructured, relaxed, casual, social exploring a new part of North East New Jersey at different days and times. This allows us to bring out people who could normally not make our monthly meet ups and allows us to get some fresh perspectives and have fun with new people.

This is the third in a special series called “Caffeine & Code”.

Bring your laptops and get pumped full of bean juice as you hack away at code!

Our third Caffeine & Code will take place at the Las Chicas Bakery & Cafe, 4707 Bergenline Ave Union City, NJ (a block and a half from the Bergenline Ave stop on the Hudson-Bergan Light Rail).

https://www.laschicasbakery.com/

As long as you order a drink and/or food item, you can code with us!

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.::DEFCON 201 Meet Up — August 2019 — DEFCON 27 Decompression::.

====================================================== Date: August 16th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ)

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/262871631/

Facebook [TOR]: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/events/460794951165937/

Hackaday: https://hackaday.io/page/6458-defcon-201-meet-up-august-2019-defcon-27-decompression

======================================================

Welcome to the August 2019 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

Hacker Summer Camp in 2019 has ended. BSides LV had an amazing first CISO line up, Black Hat USA has the most sexism a modern hacker convention can get, and DEFCON 27 absolutely rocked with new villages, lots of lost and found items, shuttle buses breaking down and raising funds for breast cancer at the first ever b00bcon.

If you survived that crazy week, come to our meeting to tell your tale and show off your swag! If you didn’t come down, this will be the calm before the storm for Fall 2019 so bring that project you have been working on since Bitcoin Cash forked (again) and work on it with fellow tech heads!

About our venue:

We welcome you to Sub Culture at 260 Newark Ave in Jersey City. Five blocks from the Grove Street Path station and right on the NJ Transit Bus Stop; enjoy Free-Wifi, affordable (meat and vegan) food, power strips, video games on Raspberry Pi and sweet times! More information at https://www.subculturejc.com

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 8:00pm — 8:10pm Configuring Privoxy & JonDo — n0ctilucient 8:10pm — 8:40pm Hacker Summer Camp Show & Tell — Everyone 8:40pm — 9:55pm Open Workshops Projects 9:55pm — 10:00pm END OF OFFICIAL MEET UP

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practice Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

Configuring Privoxy & JonDo :..>TBA :.> Bio: n0ctilucient (TBA)

Hacker Summer Camp Show & Tell :..> Did you visit Las Vegas anytime between August 6th through August 11th? Did you go to BSides Las Vegas, Black Hat 2019, Wicked6 Cyber Games, QueerCon, Dianna Initiative or any other Hacker Summer Camp SIGS? Come down, bring your swag and share your experience, stories, tales and drunken rants about this year’s hacker insanity with fellow Dirty Jersians!.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport :..>DEFCON 201 will have padlocks and professional practice tumblers provided by TOOOL to practice on. Fun and easy to learn for all ages and backgrounds with two expert instructors!

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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