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DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first DEFCON took place in June 1993. DEF CON is renowned for the "arcane arts" of drinking, socializing, debugging, and crowd control. DEFCON is what you make of it, so get involved and help the community grow. This Feed will keep you up to date with some announcements surrounding pre and post con events, references to DEFCON in the news, and other errata. For the most up to date information visit or subscribe to the rss feeds on the forums (https://forum.defcon.org/) See https://www.defcon.org/ for more details, discussion forums, past speeches, and planning for the next year.
  1. DEF CON 25 Voting Village Playlist image

    Hackers owning all the machines at the DEF CON 25 Voting Machine Hacking Village has gotten a lot of press, but the Village also had a roster of talks on the subject from experts like Matt Blaze and Gen. Douglas Lute. The need to reconsider the security of election systems is one of the biggest ideas to come out of DC25, and this playlist is a good way to get yourself up to speed on the state of ballot security.

    Jake Braun - Securing the Election Office: A Local Response

    Joseph Hall, David Jefferson - Common Misconceptions and False Parallels

    Matt Blaze - How did we get here? A history of Voting Technology

    Mary Brady, Josh Franklin - The State of US Voting System Security

    Joseph Hall - Election Hacking: Legal Considerations from the Civil Side

    Harri Hursti - Brief history of election machine hacking

    General Douglas Lute - National Security Implications of Voting Attacks

    Barbara Simons, David Jefferson - Election Systems: More Than the Booth

    As always, pass it on. Share the knowledge.

    More on the way.

  2. DEF CON 25 ICS Village Playlist image

    Today’s DEF CON 25 videos come from the Industrial Controls Systems (ICS) Village, where we learn about the security challenges confronting the nervous system of modern life.

    For the low, low price of time and attention you get:

    Thomas Brandsetter - InSecurity in Building Automation

    Joe Weiss - Cyber Security Issues with Level 0 through 1 Devices

    Chris Sistrunk - What's the DFIRence for ICS

    Bryson Bort, Atlas - Grid Insecurity and How to Really Fix This Shit

    Blake Johnson Dissecting Industrial Wireless Implementations

    Arnaud Soullié - Fun with Modbus 0x5a Nothing New Still Relevant?

    Settle yourself in and get hip to the ICS news. Be the hit of every cocktail party with all your new ideas about DFIR and Modbus!

    Pass it on and stay tuned for more.

  3. DEF CON 25 Privacy Playlist image

    Another batch of DEF CON 25 talks for your weekend perusal, this time focused on Privacy and pulled from the main speaking track at DEF CON. For those you who can’t get enough presentations on this subject, rest assured that the presentations from the DEF CON 25 Crypto and Privacy Village will follow next week.

    The menu:

    Cooper Quintin and Kashmir Hill - The Internet Already Knows I’m Pregnant

    Jim Nitterauer - DNS: Devious Name Services Destroying Privacy & Anonymity w/o consent

    Peyton Engel - Learning about Government Surveillance Software

    Roger Dingledine - Next Generation Tor Onion Services

    Richard Thieme - When Privacy Goes Poof! Why It's Gone and Never Coming Back

    Tess Schrodinger - Total Recall Implanting Passwords in Cognitive Memory

    Weston Hecker - Opt Out or Deauth Trying! AntiTracking Bots & Keystroke Injection

    Block out some time, get yourself some hot cocoa and enjoy. As always, spread the love and share the content.

    More to come. Stay tuned.