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 — June 2020 — Rainbow Tables::.

====================================================== Date: June 19th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM EST — ????

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/270687263/

Facebook [TOR]: TBA

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Welcome to the June 2020 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

So, right when the world MIGHT just get rid of COVID-19, our “President” signed an executive order that censors the entire internet followed by mass protests against Feds being Feds and our White House using that to turn our country into a police state. Oh, and right during celebrations of LGBTQ+ people our “leadership” rolled back rights on said people mainly to target Transgender folks. And we are barely half-way through June.

So JOIN US for the newly declared DEFCON 201 ANTONYMOUS ZONE as we celebrate Pride as it originally was, a riot! We have a great number of talks and special guests representing the LGBTQ+ community, featuring those who are hackers that identify as queer. This will also include the usual DEFCON 201 insanity of hacking, drinking, eating and being in New Jersey.

For those catching us on Twitch, DEFCON 201 will be using Tiltify to raise funds for The Trevor Project, an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The organization looks to fulfill their mission through four strategies: provide crisis counseling to LGBTQ+ young people thinking of suicide, offer supportive counseling and a sense of community to young LGBTQ+ people in order to reduce suicide, educate young people and adults who interact with young people on LGBTQ+ competent suicide prevention, and advocate for laws and policies that will reduce suicide among LGBTQ+ young people.

DONATE: https://tiltify.com/@defcon201live/defcon-201-lgbtq-and-blm-trevor-project-charity-fundraiser

====================================================== Live Streams: ====================================================== Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/defcon201live

dLive: https://dlive.tv/defcon201

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg

Invidious [TOR]: http://axqzx4s6s54s32yentfqojs3x5i7faxza6xo3ehd4bzzsg2ii4fv2iid.onion/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg ======================================================

.::AGENDA & SCHEDULE::. [ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD (EST)] 6:00pm — 7:00pm Pre-Show :: Q&A for Coded Bias 7:00pm — 7:05pm DEFCON 201 Annoucements & Code of Conduct — GI Jack, Sidepocket 7:05pm — 7:10pm Spotlight: Tech Learning Collective 7:10pm — 7:50pm The Basics of Live Sound: Setup, Acoustical Considerations, EQ and Feedback— Queensiñera 7:50pm — 8:10pm Gender Transition As Biohacking — chosystemname 8:10pm — 8:40pm Yiff In Hack: DEFCON Furs Presents Fursuits & LEDs — DEFCON Furs, mBlade, SincX 8:40pm — ??? Open Workshops Projects + Drinking + Games

.::OPEN PROJECTS::. DC201 Hacker Show & Tell — Everyone Folding@Home VS Coronavirus (Team: 241960) — GI Jack, Everyone DEF CON CTF Qualifier 2020 — Everyone JackBox Party Pack 3 Online Games — Everyone

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

Pre-Show :: Q&A for Coded Bias :..> In celebration of Juneteenth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth), we at DEFCON 201 will screen the Trailer and Q&A of Coded Bias! When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software misidentifies women and darker-skinned faces, as a woman of color working in a field dominated by white males, she is compelled to investigate further. What she discovers drives her to push the US government to create legislation to counter the far-reaching dangers of bias in a technology that is steadily encroaching on our lives. Centering the voices of women leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected, Coded Bias asks two key questions: what is the impact of Artificial Intelligence’s increasing role in governing our liberties? And what are the consequences for people stuck in the crosshairs due to their race, color, and gender?

WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY: https://www.hrwfilmfestivalstream.org/film/coded-bias/

DEFCON 201 Announcements & Code of Conduct :..>DEFCON 201 will start with various updates about our activities in early 2020, our post Corona Virus Pandemic measures and an overview of the Code of Conduct linked on our website.

Spotlight: Tech Learning Collective :..>In this section, DEFCON 201 will hilight fellow EFA group, Tech Leanring Collective. They will describe what their operations are like and give a preview of their classes such as their command line workshops, how to use Signal without a phone number, their upcoming Mr. Robot Happy Hacker Hour and adding even lower price tier for attendance to our next “Signal and Surveillance” webinar workshop for People of Color.

:..>Bio: Tech Learning Collective is an apprenticeship-based technology school for radical organizers headquartered in New York City that provides a security-first IT infrastructure curriculum to otherwise underserved communities and organizations advancing social justice causes. We train politically self-motivated individuals in the arts of hypermedia, Information Technology, and radical political practice. Founded and operated exclusively by radical queer and femme technologists, we offer unparalleled free, by-donation, and low-cost computer classes on topics ranging from fundamental computer literacy to the same offensive computer hacking techniques used by national intelligence agencies and military powers (cyber armies).

The Basics of Live Sound: Setup, Acoustical Considerations, EQ and Feedback :..>This discussion will cover the basics of a live sound setup and dive into more specifics relating to EQ and Feedback prevention. Practical applications of EQ within examples of confined and non confined spaces go hand in hand with feedback prevention in terms of noting the acoustic design of a given room.

:.>Bio: Victoria aka Queensiñerais a latinx live audio engineer and burlesque performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Victoria has a variety of experience in the live audio field. She served on the team that brought the Grand Ole Opry to NYC, Opry City Stage , where she worked as FOH and stage manager. She was the resident engineer at Brooklyn Music School working with Brooklyn youth, local and guest artists. Victoria has also lent her talents to impactful events and notable NYC venues including Cipriani’s Grand Central Station, Chelsea Music Hall, Teatro La Tea and working as FOH coordinator for City Parks SummerStage. She’s had the pleasure of running sound for artists and events such as Jimi Hendrix Tribute featuring Nels Cline, Captain Kirk Douglas & Sean Lennon, Dan Zanes & Friends, East X Middle East: Marjan Farsad, HBO: Crashing, Lester Lynch, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Persian Arts Festival: AIDA, Lonnie Bee, Will Calhoun, Soul in the Horn and many others.

Gender Transition As Biohacking :..>A brief look at the biohacking techniques used in gender transition. This will be a Safe For Work talk.

:..>Bio: chosystemname is a transgender hacker. Co-organizer of CTF Circle, founder of the Gender Hacking Village, backend dev.

Yiff In Hack: DEFCON Furs Presents Fursuits and LEDs :..>DEFCON Furs presents two talented Furry Hackers, mBlade & SincX, will talk about how theyadds LEDs and electronics to fursuits. What components he uses and techniques. mBlade will also tell a few stories from his experience at DC26 and what he has planned for the future.

:..>Bio: DEFCON Furs is a 501c3 non-profit group that organizes events and parties at DEF CON for members of the infosec community that share an interest in the furry fandom. Our purpose is to promote, support, and advance the idea that we should be free to hack our own lives in a safe and supportive environment. Our focus is on education, organizing and providing support for individuals and groups that promote creating and owning a life and identity that is yours.

DEFCON Furs started as a room meetup for furries that regularly attended the DEF CON hacker conference. As word spread within the community, it turned out more furries were attending DEF CON than what could fit in a small hotel room. So “DEFCON Furs” as an event was produced in 2017 in a dedicated public suite where everyone at DEF CON, furry or otherwise, could come party, network, chill, work on challenges, and learn about DEF CON and the interesting people that make up the attendees. You can think of us like a mini-furry convention that is part of the DEF CON madness.

mBlade has been involved with the furry fandom since 2012, suiter since 2013, LED suiter since 2014, and business owner of Made2Glow since 2017. He designed and built his own systems. Everything is self taught.

SincX has been a furry since 2015 and a maker since the early 90’s. His fursona is Cyberpup Eigen — think a Sony Aibo ERS-110 that grew up. He has been slowly building the parts to embody Eigen, making use of RGB LEDs, Arduinos, various sensors, and Wifi chips. His aim is to create an outfit that reacts to both his movements and commands, as well as those of the furries and folks around him.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

DEFCON 201 Hacker Show & Tell :..>DEFCON 201 members will be given the section immediately after the Lightning Talks to show off the various projects that they have been working on. We have had heads up on some awesome stuff being worked on that will be showing up for the very first time so you don’t want to miss this on live-stream!

:..>What You’ll Need: If you want to get in on the action, just bring any hardware or software program you are working on. For hardware, make sure you have a camera with decent resolution. For software, make sure your screen sharing function is working. For interaction, make sure you have your microphone on your computer or headset in working order.

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus :..>Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. Currently F@h is simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities. We want to contribute and you can help! Join the DEFCON 201 Folding@Home Team: 241960

:..>What You’ll Need: Download and run Folding@home for Windows/Mac/Linux, ideally on your highest performance system with a GPU and join our F@h Team 241960: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Online Games :..>During our live-stream, we will be offering to join us in various online games in Jackbox Party Pack 3! The threequel to the party game phenomenon features the deadly quiz show Trivia Murder Party, the say-anything sequel Quiplash 2, the surprising survey game Guesspionage, the t-shirt slugfest Tee K.O., and the sneaky trickster game Fakin’ It. Use your phones or tablets as controllers, and play with up to 8 players, plus an audience of up to 10,000!

:..>What To Bring: To join in the gameplay, simply use the web browser on your desktop or smartphone — no app needed! Head to JackBox.TV and enter the Room Code that will be displayed on the live-stream and repeated in the chatroom. If you get in, follow the instructions on the live-stream and phone!

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.::DEFCON 201 :: Declaration Of Emergency On Black Lives Matter, The Policing Crisis & Call For Action::.

Like many, I’ve seen the United States slide further and further towards authoritarianism, and dictatorship. As I write this, police in New York are using heavy-handed riot-control tactics, including kettling,¹ to encircle, intimidate and harass protesters. As most of us know, many of these protests have started with the resurgence of Black Lives Matter after the death of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020.

While protests on police brutality and racism have gone on for decades, the start of these protests were marked by an unusual event. Shortly after the video of Floyd’s death was posted, a police station in Minneapolis was burned to the ground. For reasons we will get into, this was a climactic moment in the history of our society.

Despite the constant waves of protests, and consistent demands for reform, there has been no real change in either police behavior, or progress in ending police brutality. Today, on CNN, I saw news clips of Attorney General Keith Ellison talking about how difficult prosecuting police officers is.²

Here in New York City, we have been under curfew for several days. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have not made any significant efforts in addressing the protests. Beyond them, leadership from other sectors of the government has been mostly lacking. This, in and of itself, isn’t new — it seems as though we’ve come to expect a lackadaisical response by those in charge. An unfortunate truth is that as a result, people in general have also come to expect the police not to be held accountable for their actions. It has gotten to the point that as a society, we normalized the abuses of authority.

What is new, is that there is now an unprecedented level of public support for peaceful demonstrations against police misconduct and abuse of authority, racism and prejudice. I can’t help but hope that this is what finally tips things in a step towards equality, an end to police brutality, and a way to turn back from the spiraling march towards totalitarianism.

These four points represent a starting ground towards the true reform and change in society:

— Justice for George Floyd via public trial. — An end to curfews, and restrictions relating to peaceful public assembly. — An end of qualified immunity for law enforcement. — An investigation into police brutality and prosecution, handled through grand juries on the Judicial Branch, and investigative officials empowered via their subpoena — not by Internal Affairs departments of the police or Executive Branch officials.

This is not a call for violence; this is a chance to save our country through courts of law, and the tenets of democracy. If these events come to pass without significant change, then we risk stepping ever closer to the void.

My first point, justice for George Floyd, should be obvious. Up until this point, the public had generally given the police the benefit of the doubt. At the beginning of this article, I brought up the Minnesota police station that has burned. What I didn’t immediately highlight is, as of the time of writing, national polling has found that 54% of Americans thought that the burning of a police station was justified. Let that sink in for a moment.

Generally speaking, protests in the United States have been non-violent. When and if it occurs, violence is universally condemned by both individuals and press alike. However, there are times where a turning point is reached, and enough is enough. We, as a society, have reached that point.

Law enforcement has generally been untouchable because, all things being equal, there has been a perception that you can trust the police, and juries will continue to give cops the benefit of the doubt. That, in turn, means that nothing short of an absolutely airtight case against law enforcement could possibly succeed. If this view — one where society as a whole trusts the police — has died, then it means the beginning of the end in regards to the continual miscarriages of justice that we as a nation have borne witness to.

Secondly, let’s talk about curfews. A curfew, on its face, is simple: it is an order from authorities to get off the street, vacate public areas, and return home. Curfews have a long history of being employed during times of war, in order to enforce blackouts, and to curb unrest. These are valid reasons to implement a curfew.

However, we are not currently under an active threat from a foreign power, and the vast majority of protests have been peaceful. So why is there a curfew in place? It’s simple: it provides a legal pretext for anyone who is out and protesting to be immediately arrested and charged for violating it.

As of right now, this curfew order has had little effect on protesters, but it has given the NYPD in particular, the casus belli to essentially grab anyone they want. In the United States, freedom of assembly rights have been curtailed by the Supreme Court, primarily in the form of Cox v. New Hampshire, 312 U.S. 569 (1941). I’m going to quote the findings directly:

“A unanimous Supreme Court, via Justice Charles Evans Hughes, held that, although the government cannot regulate the contents of speech, it can place reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on speech for the public safety.”³

These types of restrictions can be justified in a general sense. For a very recent example, shelter-in-place orders used to starve COVID-19 fall under these type of restricts. However, at the moment, these curfews do not represent “public safety”, but instead represent a legal weapon to be used against protesters. After all, as long as the protestors remain peaceful, it’s hard to argue in favor of public safety. Since Tuesday, most of the protest activity has been peaceful.

I used the term “casus belli” before. For those who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a latin phrase that translates as “an act or situation provoking or justifying war”. The curfew gives law enforcement the legal ability to intervene without restraint, while continuing to be seen as “doing their jobs”. This is a direct attack on freedom of expression, and freedom of assembly. Repealing the curfew deprives the police of one of the main legal shields being misused as a cudgel to justify their actions. My third point, qualified immunity, is the other major barrier. In short, qualified immunity is a precedent in case law, set by the Supreme Court of the United States, that prevents government offices from being sued. To quote Ashcroft v. al-Kidd, 563 U.S. 731 (2011). Justice Scalia summarized what qualified immunity is very clearly:

“Qualified immunity gives government officials breathing room to make reasonable but mistaken judgments about open legal questions. When properly applied, it protects all but the plainly incompetent or those who knowingly violate the law.”

On its face, qualified immunity seems reasonable. The problem is that immunity of any type creates insurmountable shields. This, when combined with the public in general giving police the benefit of the doubt, ensures that only the most egregious of offenses by law enforcement officials will even stand a chance at justice. There’s a better solution to this problem. Within the American framework of criminal law, legal doctrine recognizes cases where an individual must use force to protect oneself. This is known as the self-defense doctrine. This legal standard can be summarized as following:

“[A] person is privileged to use such force as reasonably appears necessary to defend him or herself against an apparent threat of unlawful and immediate violence from another.”

If the self-defense doctrine comes in the play, the defendant can still be charged with manslaughter or homicide, depending on the jurisdiction. If one meets the qualifications for using force in self-defense, they can plead not guilty. It is then the job of the district court to determine the facts, and to determine if such a defense is valid, and it becomes the job of the jury, based on the facts presented, to determine actual innocence or guilt.

An end to qualified immunity would mean that law enforcement and other government officials could be charged directly, instead of through the narrow exception granted by SCOTUS. I recognize that there are legitimate uses of force by law enforcement. It even can go as far as an officer being forced to take another’s life. Those cases can be inscribed in statute, and then the courts and jury determine if such a case is justified.

In military courts, there are actions that automatically warrant a court-martial, such as the loss of a ship. In those cases, the reason for the court-martial isn’t necessarily disciplinary, but it exists to formally set the record straight. Placing those who are empowered to use force against civilians under the same grounds of transparency would be a striking win for society.

Finally, we need a way to burn out the corruption that exists. Known as the “blue wall of silence” among other names, there is a de-facto code of silence in law enforcement societies. It’s not hard to draw a comparison to the mafia’s own code of silence, known as Omertà. It’s difficult to quantify how far this goes, and whether it includes the district attorney, and prosecution offices.

The fortunate thing is, though, that there is in fact a way to do this, that escapes the inheritance basis of internal affairs, or other executive “self-review” units: Grand juries.

Most people think of a grand jury as the subject of a joke, or an example of rubber-stamp justice in action. New York State chief Judge Sol Wachtler was rather famously quoted on “a grand jury would ‘indict a ham sandwich,’ if that’s what you wanted”. Having sat on a grand jury in the State of New York, I can understand why that perception exists. It’s because the purpose of a grand jury has largely been forgotten, as well as the power it wields.

Grand juries were created as a check of power on kings, and predate the concept of trial juries. In the United States, on a federal level, as well as in the State of New York, a grand jury is also empowered to subpoena any and all individuals they deem necessary to determine if an incident should be brought to trial. Grand juries also have been used in this country to root out corruption. In the State of New York, Section 190.85 of Criminal Procedure Law specifically grants this power to grand juries:

  1. The grand jury may submit to the court by which it was impaneled, a report:

(a) Concerning misconduct, nonfeasance or neglect in public office by a public servant as the basis for a recommendation of removal or disciplinary action; or

(b) Stating that after investigation of a public servant it finds no misconduct, nonfeasance or neglect in office by him provided that such public servant has requested the submission of such report; or © Proposing recommendations for legislative, executive or administrative action in the public interest based upon stated findings.

To the best of my knowledge, all 50 states in the Union, as well as the federal government have mechanisms to convenience a grand jury. While the specific rules may vary throughout the country, the takeaway here is that we, the people, need to be in charge of investigating corruption, not an internal affairs unit.

This is for one simple reason: we need to ensure that those in charge of investigating these abuses are not those not bound by the “blue wall of silence”. It’s a method of making sure that the police are truly being held accountable.

As a reminder, refusal to comply with a grand jury subpoena would leave individuals in contempt of court. While grand jury proceedings are confidential, court actions, based on a grand jury’s recommendations, are not. While these actions won’t magically fix the problems in the United States, it would be a legitimate win for liberty, and a step towards the death of institutionalized racism and police brutality. For all those who read this: stay safe. Know your rights. We’re all in this together, and if we stay the course, we have a real chance at real change. Justice will be served when every atrocity is exposed for all to see. Don’t give up, and don’t give in. We have the moral high ground, now. It’s time for change.

~ NCommander (AUTHOR) & DEFCON 201 Staff (including Co-Founders GI Jack and Sidepocket)

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¹https://twitter.com/FredTJoseph/status/1268278764569595905

It should be noted that at the time of writing, it is unclear if the billboards were officially posted by the Governor. Notably, the billboards cite the wrong Twitter account.

²https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/05/31/attorney-general-keith-ellison-to-take-over-george-floyd-case/

³https://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-cox-v-new-hampshire

.::HACKERS UNITE :: DEFCON 201 & THUG CROWD PRIVACY LIVE STREAM SPECIAL::.

DATE: June 1st, Monday

TIME: 9:00 PM EST

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/271007143/

====================================================== Live Streams: ====================================================== Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/defcon201live

dLive: https://dlive.tv/defcon201

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg

Invidious [TOR]: http://axqzx4s6s54s32yentfqojs3x5i7faxza6xo3ehd4bzzsg2ii4fv2iid.onion/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg

Periscope [Twitter]: https://www.twitter.com/defcon201nj ======================================================

We at DEFCON 201 have been struggling to come up with a new LIVE Stream show about practical privacy for absolute beginners.

Now, it’s time.

TONIGHT, June 1st at 9:00 PM EST, we will have a SPECIAL LIVE Broadcast testing out this type of show. From burners cameras to The Tor Network and commentary on what has been going on, we will be there live with our uber 1337 Haxor friends at THUG CROWD (https://thugcrowd.com/) to talk about how more now than ever we need to take and teach personal privacy seriously.

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.::DEFCON 201 Online Meet Up — May 2020 — Mind Games::.

====================================================== Date: May 15th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM EST — ????

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/270121378/

Facebook [TOR]: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/events/278502606615075/

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Welcome to the May 2020 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

April Showers was suppose to bring May Flowers but it seems like it just brought in more COVID-19, a Polar Vortex and Murder Horents. To continue the suck that is the year 2020, we continue to develop our live-stream platform with in addition to these monthly meetings also offering interactive weekly hacker programming for our livestreaming platforms. This month we are focusing on the May is Mental Health Awareness Month, something that has been getting DDoSed since the Coronavirus Pandemic and offering a jam packed meeting from phone phreaking, blue teaming on Wikipedia, Capture The Flag Tests and more! We also finally got our Twitter back after we were so 1337 that the platform confused us for a Федеральная служба безопасности Российской Федерации spam-bot sleeper cell.

Oh, also, DEF CON is cancled: https://defcon.org/html/defcon-safemode/dc-safemode-index.html

For those catching us on Twitch, DEFCON 201 will be using Tiltify to raise funds for Fred Hutch, one of the top ten biomedical research institutions that has reacted with unprecedented speed and cooperation to curb the threat of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. They are using the coronavirus DNA crowd-sourced from scientists around the world, experts at Fred Hutch and the University of Basel in Switzerland are tracking how the virus is changing as it moves through people and countries. They’re sharing their data on their open source platform, Nextstrain.org and scientists and public health officials around the world are using it to monitor the pandemic and slow the spread of infection. This is part of our efforts as hackers to fight the devastation caused by COVID-19!

Donation: https://tiltify.com/@defcon201live/defcon-201-fred-hutch-covid-19-research-charity-fundraiser/donate

====================================================== Live Streams: ====================================================== Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/defcon201live

dLive: https://dlive.tv/defcon201

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg

Invidious [TOR]: http://axqzx4s6s54s32yentfqojs3x5i7faxza6xo3ehd4bzzsg2ii4fv2iid.onion/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg ======================================================

EMAIL US TO INQUIRE FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING LINK!

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::.

{ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD (EST)}

6:15pm — 7:00pm Pre-Show :: Black Hat Webcast Series — Stalkerware: Solutions for Mitigating its Impact on Privacy and Security 7:00pm — 7:05pm DEFCON 201 Annoucements & Code of Conduct — GI Jack, Sidepocket 7:05pm — 7:30pm Mental Health Hackers: Contents Under Pressure — Amanda Berlin 7:30pm — 7:40pm WikiLoop Battlefield — Xinbenlv 7:40pm — 7:50pm Hardening Your Face Against COVID-19 With DYI Face Masks — Kira Waszak, Atomic Penguin 7:50pm — 8:00pm Phreaking Out The Northern Pacific Switched Telecommunications Network — DC4US 8:00pm — ??? Open Workshops Projects + Drinking + Games

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

DC201 Hacker Show & Tell — Everyone

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus (Team: 241960) — GI Jack, Everyone

DEF CON CTF Qualifier 2020 — Everyone

JackBox Party Pack 3 Online Games — Everyone

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

Pre-Show :: Black Hat Webcast Series — Stalkerware: Solutions for Mitigating its Impact on Privacy and Security

:..>With the sudden and massive shift to users working remotely, individuals and businesses are exposed to privacy and security vulnerabilities more than ever. Nefarious applications such as stalkerware and spouseware are putting people and enterprises increasingly at risk.

In this webcast, EFF’s Director of Cybersecurity, Eva Galperin examines her research into the market in stalkerware, spouseware, and other nefarious applications that are being deployed to attack our sense of privacy and security.

She will reveal possible activist, technical, and legal approaches to fighting stalkerware and give an overview of how the fight is going so far.

:..>Bio: Eva Galperin aka Evacide is EFF’s Director of Cybersecurity and the head of EFF’s Threat Lab. Prior to 2007, when she came to work for EFF, Eva worked in security and IT in Silicon Valley and earned degrees in Political Science and International Relations from SFSU. Her work is primarily focused on providing privacy and security for vulnerable populations around the world.

DEFCON 201 Announcements & Code of Conduct :..>DEFCON 201 will start with various updates about our activities in early 2020, our post Corona Virus Pandemic measures and an overview of the Code of Conduct linked on our website.

Mental Health Hackers: Contents Under Pressure :..>Mental Health Hackers are a group of information security professionals passionate about helping others. Their mission is to educate tech professionals about the unique mental health risks faced by those in our field — and often by the people who we share our lives with — and provide guidance on reducing their effects and better manage the triggering causes. They also aim at providing support services to those who may be susceptible to related mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, social isolation, eating disorders, etc. In this talk they will explain how they foster conversations about mental health problems in the InfoSec community, how they provide support and information to how to recognize, manage, and conquer mental illness, the unique challenges and situations faced by the hacker community’s social and work enviroments and how mental health is being exastrubated with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

:..>Bio: Amanda Berlin aka InfoSystir is a Sr. Incident Detection Engineer for Blumira and the CEO and owner of the nonprofit corporation Mental Health Hackers. She is the author for a Blue Team best practices book called “Defensive Security Handbook: Best Practices for Securing Infrastructure” with Lee Brotherston through O’Reilly Media. She is a co-host on the Brakeing Down Security podcast and writes for several blogs. She has spent over a decade in different areas of technology and sectors providing infrastructure support, triage, and design. She now spends her time creating as many meaningful alerts as possible. Amanda is an avid volunteer and mental health advocate. She has presented at a large number of conventions, meetings and industry events. Some examples of these are: DerbyCon, O’Reilly Security, GrrCon, and DEFCON. While she doesn’t have the credentials or notoriety that others might have, she hopes to make up for it with her wit, sense of humor, and knack for catching on quick to new technologies.

WikiLoop Battlefield :..>Originated from Google, Project WikiLoop is an umbrella program for a series of technical projects intended to contribute datasets and toolings from the technical industry back to the open knowledge world. WikiLoop Battlefield is an open-source, crowd-sourced counter vandalism tool for Wikipedia and Wikidata.org. Built on web technology, WikiLoop Battlefield allows a quick launch from either desktop or mobile phone without needing to install resident software. Its objective is to reduce the barrier for Wikipedians wishing to assist in patrolling Wikipedia revisions. In this DEEFCON Group meetup, we will present the WikiLoop Battlefield and give a brief introduction to the roadmap of Project WikiLoop overall.

:.>Bio: Bio: Zainan Victor Zhou aka Xinbenlv is a tech lead and software engineer at Google. He leads the Project WikiLoop efforts, and is the author and primary developer of WikiLoop Battlefield. Zainan specializes in full stack development, big data, machine learning and technical projects involving community engagement. Zainan is also an active open source developer and Wikipedia editor.

Hardening Your Face Against COVID-19 With DYI Face Masks :..>Thanks to mass panic buying, proper PPE equiment mainly face masks for both medical and civilian personel have become harder to find. In this COVID-19 crisis, many are forced to create their own. In this short video and show & tell, two amazing seamstresses will show off how they made their own home made masks that meat PPE standards, one with carbon filters and one that works as a barrier for air particles and how you can obtain them or build them yourself.

:..>Bios: Kira Waszak is a mother, performer, Singer, sculpture, creative problem solver, lover, designer. Find her at her modeling page: https://officialcrimsonrose.com/

Atomic Penguin is a nerd, a gamer, and five penguins stuffed into a human suit.

Phreaking Out The Northern Pacific Switched Telecommunications Network :..>The Northern Pacific Switched Telecommunications Network is a peer-to-peer VoIP network started in 2018 based purely on previous Bell System standards and practices. It is a very well structured network with real live 24/7 operators and tons of trunks where you can blue box till you are blue in the face. Conceived as an alternative and supplement to C*NET, NPSTN today is a fully-fledged VOIP telephone network for phone phreaks and telephone collectors with over 80 members in 10 countries. This talk will go into detail on how NPSTN is able to connect network-operated coin telephones without any major hardware modification to the phone itself, other than just a zip-tie on the coin relay to make coins fall straight into the vault instead of waiting in the hopper. This includes the development of the special asterisk code to detect coin-denomination tones that allows anyone to get their payphone on NPSTN to just connect it to a channel bank or VoIP ATA set a few settings on the ATA. This presentaiton will conclude into the Open Project segment with a live demo of the NPSTN Coin toll ticketing system.

:..>Bio: DC4US a 17 year old phone phreak from Winter Springs, Florida. He spends most of his time red boxing payphones in West Virginia, finding diverters and extenders, wardialing and scanning, exploring the whole U.S. PSTN, beige boxing, and social engineering central office technicians to creating test lines for him that they probably shouldn’t. His biggest claim to fame was walking straight up to the courtest Mickey Mouse phone in guest services and, in front of many people, bypassed there toll restriction and called long distance out of a Walt Disney World’s DMS-100 and listening to some intercept messages some 1,000 miles away on a phone meant to only call within the same LATA until he was approached by Disney Theme Park & Resort Security who was wondering why somebody was on the phone for an hour seemingly dialing numbers in rapid succession. He started NPSTN ( the Northern Pacific Switched Telecommunications Network) in 2018 and it quickly matured after that thanks to his friends Naveen Albert and Brian Clancy, who unfortunately passed away this year due to terminal illness.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

DEFCON 201 Hacker Show & Tell :..>DEFCON 201 members will be given the section immediately after the Lightning Talks to show off the various projects that they have been working on. We have had heads up on some awesome stuff being worked on that will be showing up for the very first time so you don’t want to miss this on live-stream!

:..>What You’ll Need: If you want to get in on the action, just bring any hardware or software program you are working on. For hardware, make sure you have a camera with decent resolution. For software, make sure your screen sharing function is working. For interaction, make sure you have your microphone on your computer or headset in working order.

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus :..>Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. Currently F@h is simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities. We want to contribute and you can help! Join the DEFCON 201 Folding@Home Team: 241960

:..>What You’ll Need: Download and run Folding@home for Windows/Mac/Linux, ideally on your highest performance system with a GPU and join our F@h Team 241960: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/

DEF CON CTF Qualifier 2020 :..>This Friday, starting on May 15th at 8:00 PM EST, we invite all DEFCON 201 Members, Attendees and Fans to help us hack the DEF CON CTF Qualifier 2020! 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 April 15th 8:00 PM EST until April 17th 8:00 PM EST to continue our CTF conquest! To learn more about the CTF, please follow this link: https://medium.com/@defcon201/defcon-201-online-ctf-practice-challenge-def-con-ctf-2020-qualifier-may-15th-may-17th-8d93c7d49c6d?source=friends_link&sk=347c2245cc5d952d57ca3ec6816b99b4

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

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Online Games :..>During our live-stream, we will be offering to join us in various online games in Jackbox Party Pack 3! The threequel to the party game phenomenon features the deadly quiz show Trivia Murder Party, the say-anything sequel Quiplash 2, the surprising survey game Guesspionage, the t-shirt slugfest Tee K.O., and the sneaky trickster game Fakin’ It. Use your phones or tablets as controllers, and play with up to 8 players, plus an audience of up to 10,000!

:..>What To Bring: To join in the gameplay, simply use the web browser on your desktop or smartphone — no app needed! Head to JackBox.TV and enter the Room Code that will be displayed on the live-stream and repeated in the chatroom. If you get in, follow the instructions on the live-stream and phone!

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.::ANNOUNCEMENT: DEFCON 201 Weekly Live Streaming Shows & Meeting Video Archives::.

For those who have been showing up for the past two months, thanks to COVID-19 we have visualized all of our meet ups on a variety of platforms. Despite the few early hurdles and issues, we have had great success reaching out to an online internet world, connecting all of us local regulars while allowing to people who could never attend our meetings a digital window into our world.

This is why we are proud to announce that in addition to our meetings, we will have multiple types of hacking programming, technical and cultural, on all of our live-stream platforms!


Live Streams:

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/defcon201live

dLive: https://dlive.tv/defcon201

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg


For those catching us on Twitch, DEFCON 201 will be using Tiltify in May to raise funds for Fred Hutch, one of the top ten biomedical research institutions that has reacted with unprecedented speed and cooperation to curb the threat of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. They are using the coronavirus DNA crowd-sourced from scientists around the world, experts at Fred Hutch and the University of Basel in Switzerland are tracking how the virus is changing as it moves through people and countries. They’re sharing their data on their open source platform, Nextstrain.org and scientists and public health officials around the world are using it to monitor the pandemic and slow the spread of infection. This is part of our efforts as hackers to fight the devastation caused by COVID-19!

https://tiltify.com/@defcon201live/defcon-201-fred-hutch-covid-19-research-charity-fundraiser/donate

Here are the two shows we are going to start with:

::HACK + ALT + NCOMMANDER::

When: Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM

First Episode: May 13th

Description: Fresh off his rants and haunting PAX East, our long time speaker and member NCommander will take you on a Hacker Odyssey with HACK + ALT + NCOMMANDER (Working Title)! In this show, NCommander will take you on a tour of a hacker topic that fancies him, designed for noobs to get engaged while ramping up the technically for experts and interacting with the audience LIVE! From Kali Linux Basics, Live Pen Testing and Retro-computing, tune in every Wednesday to learn a new 1337 skill!

::The Master Of Unlocking::

When: Every Other Sunday at 8:00 PM

First Episode: May 10th

Co-Founder of DEFCON 201 and TOOOL Member Sidepocket will live-stream on various topics about locks and lock sport. From how to pick your own locks, lock picking tools and techniques, the history of locks and analyzing lock-picking in popular media, every other Wednesday will be a treat for those who are mechanically minded!

We also are working on shows from our resident tinker and Switchroot Magfest Master syrocil, Mr. Robot Watching Parties on Twitch Prime, EFF Privacy Issues, Codeathons, Cryptocurrency, Capture the Flag, and since DEF CON is going virtual maybe we can finally do that DC201 DEF CON Party we always wanted in cyberspace? Stay tuned!


Also, if you want to see our past meet ups, live-broadcasts and unique content, please check out our various online video archives:

PeerTube: https://diode.zone/video-channels/defcon201

Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/@defcon201

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg

DTube: https://d.tube/c/defcon201

We will look into other streaming and video archiving platforms in the near future!

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.::DEFCON 201 Online CTF Practice — PlaidCTF — April 17th-19th::.

Welcome to the DEFCON 201 Crypto CTF Practice Challenge!

For over two years we have been planing running our own Wargames and CTF to help people develop their hacking skills. While progress is still being made (we plan to launch our own in Winter 2020), DC201 will also occasionally enter into various online CTF Tournaments to test our skills and to get a sample on how one is set up so we have a blueprint in creating our own.

This Friday, from April 17th, 5:00 PM EST to April 19th, 5:00 PM EST, we invite all DEFCON 201 Members, Attendees and Fans to help us hack the PlaidCTF!

Website: https://plaidctf.com/

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/270087471/

Anyone can enter by joining our group and entering our DISCORD Chat! Once in chat, select the #CTF channel and follow the instructions. This is how you will obtain thd DC201 Team Username and Password Log-In. You are then ready to hack away!

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

::CLIENT INTERFACES::

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)

::::Join The DEFCON 201 CTF Time Group: https://ctftime.org/team/40304 ==========================================================

::Recommended Tools::

NMAP : Nmap is a free tool for network discovery and security auditing. It can be used for host discover, open ports, running services, OS details, etc. Nmap send specially crafted packet and analyzes the response. Download NMAP: https://nmap.org/

Wireshark : Wireshark is a free open source network protocol and packet analyzer. It allows us to monitor the entire network traffic by putting network interface into promiscuous mode. Download Wireshark: https://www.wireshark.org/download.html

PuTTY : PuTTY is a free and open source SSH and telnet client. It is used for remote access to another computer. Download Putty: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

SQLmap : SQLmap is a free and open source tool mainly used for detecting and exploiting SQL injection issues in the application. It has options for hacking the vulnerable database as well. SQLmap can be downloaded from http://sqlmap.org/

Metasploit Framework : Metasploit is a popular hacking and pentesting framework. It is developed by Rapid7 and used by every pentester and ethical hacker. It is used to execute exploit code against vulnerable target machine. Metasploit Download: http://www.metasploit.com/

Burp Suite : Burp Suite is an integrated platform for performing security testing of web applications. It has multiple tools integrate in it. Two main tools in free version are Spider and Intruder. Spider is used to crawl the pages of the application and Intruder is used to perform automated attacks on the web application. Burp Has professional version in which there is a additional tool present called Burp Scanner to scan the applications for the vulnerabilities. Download Burp Suite:

OWASP Zed Attack Proxy : OWASP zap is one of the OWASP project. It is a penetration testing tool for web applications having similar features of Burp Suite. It has automated scanner to discover the vulnerabilities in application. Additional feature include spider for Ajax based application. OWASP zap can be used as a intercepting proxy also. OWASP zap Download: http://portswigger.net/burp/

Nessus : Nessus is a Vulnerability, configuration, and compliance assessment tool. It has free and paid version. Free version is for personal use. It uses the plugins for scanning. Simply feed the IP address of the target machine and run the scan. There is an option to download the detailed report as well. Nessus can be downloaded from http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus

Nikto : Nikto is a open source Web server vulnerability scanner. It detects the outdated installation of software and configuration, potentially dangerous files/CGIs, etc. It has a feature of report creation as well. Nikto can be downloaded from http://www.cirt.net/nikto2

John the Ripper : It is a password cracking pen testing tool and commonly used to perform dictionary based brute force attack. John the Ripper can be downloaded from http://www.openwall.com/john/

Hydra : Another password cracker similar to John the Ripper. Hydra is a fast network logon cracker. It can perform rapid dictionary attacks against more than 50 protocols, including telnet, ftp, http, https, smb, several databases, and much more. Hydra can be downloaded from https://www.thc.org/thc-hydra/

w3af : w3af is a Web Application Attack and Audit Framework.Some of its features include fast HTTP requests, integration of web and proxy servers into the code, injecting payloads into various kinds of HTTP requests, etc. It has a command-line interface and works on Linux, Apple Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. All versions are free of charge to download. w3af can be downloaded from http://www.wtcs.org/snmp4tpc/getif.htm

bettercap : A powerful, easily extensible and portable framework written in Go which aims to offer to security researchers, red teamers and reverse engineers an easy to use, all-in-one solution for hacking WiFi, Bluetooth Low Energy, wireless HID hijacking and Ethernet networks reconnaissance and MITM attacks. It includes powerful network sniffer for credentials harvesting which can also be used as a network protocol fuzzer coupled with a very fast port scanner and an easy to use web user interface. bettercap can be downloaded from https://www.bettercap.org/

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Happy Hacking!

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.::DEFCON 201 Online Meet Up — April 2020 — Compile Farm::.

====================================================== Date: April 17th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM EST — ????

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/268908872/

Facebook [TOR]: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/events/2723827517743373/

Hackaday: TBA

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Welcome to the April 2020 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

How’s isolation going? After a successful first ever live stream last month, due to us having no choice but to stay inside to NOT catch the worst thing since Stuxnet, we are doing yet another online interactive live-stream! This time, we have made things more easier, interactive and less technically buggy than our previous stream! Come out as we have a farm themed, environmentally friendly meet up online to remind us of where our app-ordered groceries come from and a reminder what all that green stuff growing out of the ground looks like in the mysterious realm known as outside! Oh, and live-streaming us trying to hack a CTF all weekend.

For those catching us on Twitch, DEFCON 201 will be using Tiltify to raise funds for Fred Hutch, one of the top ten biomedical research institutions that has reacted with unprecedented speed and cooperation to curb the threat of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. They are using the coronavirus DNA crowd-sourced from scientists around the world, experts at Fred Hutch and the University of Basel in Switzerland are tracking how the virus is changing as it moves through people and countries. They’re sharing their data on their open source platform, Nextstrain.org and scientists and public health officials around the world are using it to monitor the pandemic and slow the spread of infection. This is part of our efforts as hackers to fight the devastation caused by COVID-19!

Donation: https://tiltify.com/@defcon201live/defcon-201-fred-hutch-covid-19-research-charity-fundraiser/donate

====================================================== Live Streams: ====================================================== Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/defcon201live

dLive: https://dlive.tv/defcon201

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg

Invidious [TOR]: http://axqzx4s6s54s32yentfqojs3x5i7faxza6xo3ehd4bzzsg2ii4fv2iid.onion/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg ======================================================

EMAIL US TO INQUIRE FOR VIDEO CONFERENCING LINK!

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::. [ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD (EST)] 6:20pm — 7:00pm PRE-MEETING HACKER EDUTAINMENT 7:00pm — 7:05pm DEFCON 201 Announcements & Code of Conduct — GI Jack, Sidepocket 7:05pm — 7:15pm Empowering a New Local Food System in Urban Environments — Mary Wetherill & Electra Jarvis 7:15pm — 7:25pm Printing Green: An Ecological Cryptocurrency Future — BitGreen Foundation 7:25pm — 7:30pm About Rural Tech Fund — Chris Sanders 7:30pm — ????? Open Workshops Projects + Drinking + Games

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

DC201 Hacker Show & Tell — Everyone

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus (Team: 241960) — GI Jack, Everyone

PlaidCTF 2020 — Everyone

JackBox Party Pack 3 Online Games — Everyone

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

PRE-MEETING HACKER EDUTAINMENT :..>To give time to make sure everyone is watching our LiveStream and logging into our LiveStream chat, DEFCON 201 will be showing various videos that relates to our meeting theme. Our Farming & Environmental themed hacker videos will include a look into the past with “A Voice for the Farm” from the AT&T Bell Labs Archive, a documentary from Motherboard about how farmers are Hacking Tractors and how a search engine called Ecosia.com is helping to plant trees when you search for porn and microprocessors.

DEFCON 201 Announcements & Code of Conduct :..>DEFCON 201 will start with various updates about our activities in early 2020, our post CoronaVirus Pandemic measures and an overview of the Code of Conduct linked on our website.

Empowering a New Local Food System in Urban Environments :..>Green Food Solutions is a company that sells, installs, and maintains urban farms and gardens using vertical hydroponic technology. We offer the free Planning and Design of your Tower farm or garden. We specialize in offering farms and gardens as an Amenity to residential and commercial buildings and provide the service to operate the farms for you. We provide local and international training and workforce development programs so that you are equipped to successfully operate the farm or garden yourself and empower the next generation of farmers. Mary and Electra of Green Food Solutions, will discuss how they are empowering a new local food system, and how you can grow food practically anywhere that has access to electricity and water. They will also give a live demo of their home growing Tower.

:..>Bios:

Mary Wetherill: As the CEO and Co-founder of Green Food Solutions, Mary believes we need a new food local system. She is committed to empowering local food production in creative ways in urban landscapes in cities locally and globally. She is a lover of people and of life with a successful neuromuscular therapy practice for 17 years. Her education is in health, finance and business. As an author and public speaker, Mary is a woman passionate about making a difference in the area of urban resilience, food security, health and nutrition for all people.

Electra Jarvis: Electra believes that our personal health is interconnected to our planet’s health, and you cannot heal one without the other. She believes that food is our medicine, however the current industrial food system is wreaking havoc on our earth. She has a masters from Pratt Institute in Sustainable Environmental Systems and has worked for several Ag Tech start-ups in NYC. As Co-Founder and Farming Director of Green Food Solutions, Electra empowers others to grow their own food and provides support to people planning on starting their own garden or farm.

Printing Green: An Ecological Cryptocurrency Future :..>Cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology hold tremendous potential for humanity, but Bitcoin and other proof-of-work currencies are incredibly wasteful, consuming huge amounts of energy and computer power when it comes to mining coins. Miners are economically incentivized to keep the network as slow and expensive as possible. In addition, becoming a miner in proof-of-work requires significant capital expenditures on specialized hardware, warehouse facilities, electricity bills, technicians, etc., providing a major barrier to entry. BitGreen (BITG) uses proof-of-stake, which secures the network using intuitive economic incentives, instead of wastefully burning through massive amounts of computing power. BitGreen can also be mined on just about any computer and consumes no more energy than a regular desktop application. In this talk, the BitGreen Foundation will go over their future goals on the BitGreen project to fund energy efficient and tech activism, how their Proof Of Stake mining method differs from other cryptocurrencies and how to set up your own Master Node directly from the BitGreen Wallet to mine BitGreen on any hardware.

:.>Bio: Bio: The BitGreen Foundation is raising awareness for the advantages of proof-of-stake and other sustainable forms of network consensus. The BitGreen cryptocurrency is a transactional, daily-use currency designed to provide a scalable and sustainable alternative to Bitcoin.

About Rural Tech Fund :..>Rural students, even those with excellent grades, often have fewer opportunities for exposure to technology than their urban or suburban counterparts. For rural communities to remain economically viable and appealing as a home to new industry, technology-based or not, these communities need to fully understand the potential that technology can provide, and encourage growth of those skills in local youth. The Rural Technology Fund (RTF) recognizes the very real “digital divide” between rural and non-rural areas. We seek to lower barriers to rural students and ensure that they have an easier road to technology-based careers. In this quick video, we will explain our mission; providing real live examples on how our programs have helped rual and low income communities from Kentucky to New Jersey and how YOU as a hacker can help close this digital divide.

:..>Bio: Chris Sanders is a Kentucky native with an unbridled passion for using technology to help people in need. Chris has devoted a great deal of time and effort to technology-centered community service. This includes the development of a software package for use in student-operated banks and the creation of a technology resource portal for special education teachers and students. These projects have earned awards and recognition, including the Kentucky State Media Association Student Technology Award and the Crowe Chizek Award for Innovation and Excellence. Professionally, Chris is the leader of a team at Mandiant, a division of FireEye, that is tasked with building detection based on security intelligence data.

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

DEFCON 201 Hacker Show & Tell :..>DEFCON 201 members will be given the section immediately after the Lightning Talks to show off the various projects that they have been working on. We have had heads up on some awesome stuff being worked on that will be showing up for the very first time so you don’t want to miss this on livestream!

:..>What You’ll Need: If you want to get in on the action, just bring any hardware or software program you are working on. For hardware, make sure you have a camera with decent resolution. For software, make sure your screen sharing function is working. For interaction, make sure you have your microphone on your computer or headset in working order.

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus :..>Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. Currently F@h is simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities. We want to contribute and you can help! Join the DEFCON 201 Folding@Home Team: 241960

:..>What You’ll Need: Download and run Folding@home for Windows/Mac/Linux, ideally on your highest performance system with a GPU and join our F@h Team 241960: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/

PlaidCTF 2020 :..>This Friday, starting on April 17th at 5:00 PM EST, we invite all DEFCON 201 Members, Attendees and Fans to help us hack the PlaidCTF 2020! 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 April 19th 5:00 PM EST to continue our CTF conquest! To learn more about the CTF, please follow this link: COMING SOON

:..>What To Bring: Any laptop will do. Ideally you want to load it full of Information Security Red Team and Blue Team tools, look at 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

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Online Games :..>During our livestream, we will be offering to join us in various online games in Jackbox Party Pack 3! The threequel to the party game phenomenon features the deadly quiz show Trivia Murder Party, the say-anything sequel Quiplash 2, the surprising survey game Guesspionage, the t-shirt slugfest Tee K.O., and the sneaky trickster game Fakin’ It. Use your phones or tablets as controllers, and play with up to 8 players, plus an audience of up to 10,000!

:..>What To Bring: To join in the gameplay, simply use the web browser on your desktop or smartphone — no app needed! Head to JackBox.TV and enter the Room Code that will be displayed on the livestream and repeated in the chatroom. If you get in, follow the instructions on the livestream and phone!

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.::SIGNAL BOOST — ATTEND EARN IT – ZOOM ONLINE CALL with Sex Workers, Lawyers, and Digital Security Experts — MARCH 25th::.

====================================================== Event Link Sign-Up (FREE): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earn-it-zoom-call-with-sex-workers-lawyers-and-digital-security-experts-tickets-100311388062

DATE & TIME: March 25th (Wednesday), 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM EDT =====================================================

Join us March 25th @ 6:30 PM EST for an informative call breaking down the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020” or the EARN IT Bill. Hacking//Hustling will be joined by sex workers, lawyers, and digital security experts to talk about the EARN IT Bill.

This bill is a clear extension, and expansion of SESTA/FOSTA; even more aggressively geared toward surveillance and government anti-encryption crackdowns.

We need education and concerted efforts to oppose and defeat the so-called “Earn It” Act of 2020, especially from fellow sex working/trading and hustling comrades already invested in ending state surveillance and its rampant whorephobic punishment policies.

The EARN IT Act was proposed from Senators Graham and Blumenthal, and drafted with help from Trump’s Justice Department. The act aims to address child sexual abuse online by threating to allow more lawsuits against websites over user-created content, unless they comply with new government speech guidelines. It would create a commission to set government control of online speech, and experts believe it is a thinly veiled attempt to mandate encryption backdoors. This means, in practice, ending encryption.

If you care about free speech, dissent and freedom of expression online, your fellow queer and trans sex workers of color, drug-using workers and harm reduction advocates, or political opponents of the current administration, you should care about smashing this proposed act. This act would create a massive new threat to anyone who could be a target of the DOJ, by letting their new cherry-picked committee certify whether websites are living up to new federal speech rules, ostensibly to protect children. But those rules could easily be used to limit speech about abortion, LGBTQAI peoples, harm reduction methods, criticism of law enforcement, and so on.

Government, and law enforcement in particular, love punishment policies in the name of saving women, young girls and children. These policies allow for carte blanche punishment if compliance is not met, meaning online and encrypted platforms will be compelled to relinquish user data and content in order to stay operational, and not face fines and jail time. Here are a few articles about the bill!

The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online :..>EFF EARN IT Act First Amendment Letter to SJC :..>Casey Newton — the Intercept

Privacy Note: This call will be recorded for future distribution. If you have a question before we end the recording for questions, please note that you will be included in the recording. Please note that your name is visible on zoom, so please call in from a number or name you are comfortable with being public. Feel free to make an anonymous account! We will save time at the end for questions for folks who are not comfortable with being recorded.

See you March 25th @ 6:30 PM EST!

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.::DEFCON 201 Meet Up — March 2020 — SECCOMP::.

====================================================== Date: March 20th, Friday

Time: 7:00 PM EST — ????

Meet-Up: https://www.meetup.com/DEFCON201/events/268908872/

Facebook [TOR]: https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/events/871272493335510/

Hackaday: TBA

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Welcome to the March 2020 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

We had this amazing in person Three Year Anniversary meet up with free food, alcohol, raffle prizes, hardware installs and more. Then life realized we were having too much fun and released a plague around the world. While we are still committed to meeting in person, after our state passed some executive orders and a vote online, we have decided to create this special Virtualized meet up!

Join us on live stream, load up Shodan, put the hand lotion next to your laptop and get ready for this social distancing version of our meet up open to all!

Oh, and get ready next week for the PancakesCon Online Security Conference (http://pancakescon.com/)!

====================================================== Live Streams: ====================================================== Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/defcon201live

dLive: https://dlive.tv/defcon201

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg

Invidious [TOR]: http://axqzx4s6s54s32yentfqojs3x5i7faxza6xo3ehd4bzzsg2ii4fv2iid.onion/channel/UCYDQaOHbK5trRU2CDgb0qSg ======================================================

INTERACTIVE LINKS COMING SOON!

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::. [ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD (EST)] 7:00pm — 7:05pm DEFCON 201 Announcements & Code of Conduct — GI Jack, Sidepocket 7:05pm — 7:20pm The OpenCovid19 Initiative— Thomas Landrain 7:20pm — 7:35pm Pwnagotchi: An Epic Retelling Of Making Your Own Hardware Project— GI Jack 7:35pm — 8:00pm Browsing The Internet Privately & Securely — Sidepocket 8:00pm —????? Chat, Party & Open Workshops Projects

.::OPEN PROJECTS::.

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus (Team: 241960) — GI Jack

Nintendo Labo Build & Play — Sidepocket

Practicing Lockpicking & Locksport — Sidepocket & GI Jack + Others

.::LIGHTNING TALKS::.

DEFCON 201 Announcements & Code of Conduct :..>DEFCON 201 will start with various updates about our activities in early 2020, our post CoronaVirus Pandemic measures and an overview of the Code of Conduct linked on our website.

The OpenCovid19 Initiative :..>By now, we are all aware of the global ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 covering the front page of all newspapers. Whether you are reading this 5 meters away from another human being or at home in self-quarantine, you know it is a necessity to delay the propagation of the virus. All these measures are necessary to enable the health workers to do their job and not be overwhelmed . But, despite all measures governments have been taking around the world, the Health care system might not be able to treat all infected patients. And, even if it could, the absence of efficient treatments will lead to millions of deaths. The goal of the OpenCovid19 initiative as a program is to collectively develop open-source and low-cost tools and methodologies that are safe and easy to use to fight the Covid19 Pandemic. In this talk, we will talk to one of the lead bio-hackers who has created an open-platform for experts and hobbyist around the globe to help solve this pandemic.

:..>Bio: Thomas Landrain: Rebooting Science! ⚗️🛠🌍

Co-Founder and CEO at JOGL.

Co-Founder first French community lab “La Paillasse” Co-Founder “PILI”— Synthetic Biology startup using fermentation to produce ecological dyes for the industry.

Ambassador “iGEM Foundation” — World’s largest deep technology contest focusing on Synthetic Biology (>7000 participants every year).

Member “French National Digital Council” — Co-Piloting the working group on Ecology and Territories

Pwnagotchi: An Epic Retelling Of Making Your Own Hardware Project :..>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. Co-Founder of DEFCON 201 GI Jack built this for our future (with many postponed) conventions and gatherings. Learn how he sourced parts, the trials of soldering and programming, our first deployment at PAX East and what you can learn about taking on your own hardware project!

:.>Bio: 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.” As a bonus, our speaker will show off a work-in-progress configuration of a “Red Team” RECON OSINT Firefox configuration that was originally going to be featured at PancakesCon!

:..>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!

:..>What You’ll Need: If you want to join along with us, we recommend buying a Master Lock №3 at your local hardware store or online:

https://www.masterlock.com/personal-use/product/3D

Here are some lockpicking kits you can buy:

https://www.sparrowslockpicks.com/kick_start_p/s0.htm

https://www.southord.com/collections/lock-pick-sets/products/lock-pick-set-5-piece-pxs-05l

You can also create your own picks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNAhnFAO7Tc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttHclcJZex4

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus :..>Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. Currently F@h is simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities. We want to contribute and you can help!

Join the DEFCON 201 Folding@Home Team: 241960

:..>What You’ll Need: Download and run Folding@home for Windows/Mac/Linux, ideally on your highest performance system with a GPU and join our F@h Team 241960: https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/

Nintendo Labo Build & Play :..>We have a new cardboard engineering constructions for anyone of any skill level to try out. Combine DIY fun with simple, foldable cardboard construction, plus a new programming tool you can use to make your own quick play interactive games and experiences! When finished, we will explore our newfound creation from playing music, flying a plane or fishing in the ocean depths!

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===An Update On Future DEFCON 201 Meet-Ups and Coronavirus COVID-19===

Greetings Dirty Jersey Hackers!

If you have been living under a rock (looking at you Tom’s River) you have been assaulted with reports of the COVID-19 pandemic known commonly as the “Coronavirus” that has been sweeping the United States and the globe. Many public activities, including many hacker conventions and gatherings, are being canceled left and right as the infection rate rises and more people succumb to the disease.

This is no laughing matter, this is not a drill and our hearts and minds go out to those who are affected by this plague.

So…where does that leave DEFCON 201?

We thought about it long and hard and here is the simple answer:

Starting March 11th, unless something directly happens to our amazing venue at Sub Culture and/or Jersey City goes on complete lock-down/martial law…

WE ARE NOT CANCELING DEFCON 201 MEET-UPS & EVENTS!

DEFCON 201 will STILL meet up 3rd Friday of every month at Sub Culture located at 260 Newark Ave, Jersey City NJ from 7pm to 10pm unless something changes.

We feel that in a time of pandemic that we should stand together, including understand if people are unable to make it due to fear and/or sick and have to stay home, and being their for one another no matter the situation. (Similar to our cousins at NYC 2600!)

If something does change were we have to delay or cancel an event, similar to the July 2019 heatwave, we will let you know ASAP on our website, blog and social media. Growing up in the nuclear wasteland known as New Jersey we are use to the idea of killer plagues such as SARS, H1N1, Toxic Water and Trenton.

HOWEVER…

Just because the show is going on that does not mean we are going to continue on the same methods and procedures.

We will be educating people on the Coronavirus and following CDC and Jersey City guidelines to protect our attendees and provide a safer meeting environment.

These steps include:

— Educational material presented in person and in handout form on the CDC recommended hygienic methods to avoid contracting Coronavirus, how to identify it and resources on what you can do if you sadly are infected by it.

— Combat and dispel rumors and bad advice about Coronavirus to prevent our attendees and members from being exploited via health, financially, ethically or electronically.

— In addition to the high standards of cleaning our venue Sub Culture already ascribe to, we will disinfect all tables and seats at Sub Culture prior to members showing up and all equipment to be used during presentations and workshops by attendees.

— We will provide hand sanitizer, hygienic wipes and other preventive materials that we can afford for FREE while supplies last.

— Recommend that all attendees, members and staff maintain a minimum of 3 feet away from each other standing distance if possible.

— We will ask attendees to enter their email into a secure, encrypted text-file that is cold storage locally that contains their handle and email. We do not request any other information. Your information that you enter will be kept private with us, will only be used for attendance record purposes and NOT shared by us to any non-CDC affiliated individuals and third parties. This is not only to in case of an outbreak to inform everyone if an infection breaks out but also to comply with Jersey City’s order on private gatherings larger than 25 persons as seen here: https://t.co/MtmEH1fQGi?amp=1

— Finally, starting in April 2020 when applicable for those who are unable or are too worried to attend, we will start streaming talks and activities (never the crowd) with permission at all future events!

If you want to work with Biohackers to develop an open source methodology to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using common tools contribute to this project:

https://app.jogl.io/project/118

Please refer to these links to these online resources about Coronavirus safety:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://jcnj.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=16490629

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

https://infodemic.blog/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl2nA_xuHjY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTYfke545vI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05wyH1-mLGk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCucUd5KeJo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c09m5f7Gnic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEFFZ7uZoFM

Stay tuned and stay safe!

— Sidepocket (Co-Founder of DEFCON 201)

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