DEFCON 15

DEFCON 15, in their second year at the Riviera, seemed a little more settled than the turbulent vibe from last year. Unfortunately DEFCON already seems to be outgrowing this space as a couple of the talks I wanted to see were standing room only and attendees were spilling out into the halls. The badge this year was a large rectangular PCB with the DEFCON logo parts down the left side [...]

April Fools!

April Fools Day has always been a fun day for technology people, especially online. It seems to have become even more so for security people, as every April 1st the security mailing lists get hit with lots of April Fools advisories, fake tool releases, fake announcements from big projects and organizations like Metasploit and the EFF, fake RFC standards, and just an overall flood of craziness. Of course I have [...]

By |2007-04-01T20:08:20+00:00April 1st, 2007|advisory, CAU, humor|0 Comments

Crack crack crack, all day long…

The other day while migrating data from my old Linux workstation to my new one, I came across a file that had my login credentials for both my personal account and the CAU team account over at Distributed.net. If you’re not familiar with Distributed.net, it’s a massively multi-player (heh) encryption-cracking effort. By sheer force of numbers, they have in the past cracked crypto challenges for the RSA’s DES II-1 and [...]

By |2007-02-07T22:21:36+00:00February 7th, 2007|CAU, cryptography, stats|0 Comments