TactiFail

Trevor McDonald

Thursday, November 14th 2019 – 6:12PM @ Wilde Cafe

Written by  on November 9, 2019

Hello Hackers!

Fresh off an elections system risk assessment for the City of Minneapolis, Joe Klein (@UrbanMongoose) will share what he’s learned about the state of election security in Minnesota. We’ll talk about how election security works in Minnesota – Who’s in charge, what role each government agency plays (City, County, State), why it’s so dang complicated and some ways you can get involved.

— TactiFail

Where:  Wilde Cafe – 65 Main St SE, Mpls.
When: Thursday, November 14th 6:12PM

Thursday, October 10th 2019 – 6:12PM @ Wilde Cafe

Written by  on October 3, 2019

Hello Hackers!

This month, we’re visited by @jessica_schalz as she delivers her presentation from BSidesMSP 2019. From the abstract:

As organizations adopt DevSecOps, security professionals interact more and more with pure development teams.

If you’ve ever explained why security is important to a developer, you’ve probably run into a language barrier.

This talk is given by a developer/casual hacker that wants to help infosec communities understand communication pitfalls; some common language we can all use; and what developers need from security to succeed.

See you all then!

— TactiFail

Where:  Wilde Cafe – 65 Main St SE, Mpls.
When: Thursday, October 10th 6:12PM

Thursday, September 12th 2019 – 6:12PM @ Wilde Cafe

Written by  on September 3, 2019

Hello Hackers!

This month, we’re keeping it simple. Show up, get food, get drinks, and join in a group discussion / debrief of DefCon 27. No planned talks, just good old fashioned socialism hour.

— TactiFail

Where:  Wilde Cafe – 65 Main St SE, Mpls.
When: Thursday, September 12th 6:12PM

Thursday, July 11th – 6:12PM @ Wilde Cafe

Written by  on July 4, 2019

Hello Hackers!

This month, our last before we take a break for DefCon proper, we will enjoy a presentation by Gabe Thompson (@grnbeltwarrior) entitled “All your RF belong to us – Not just another RTL-SDR 101 talk”. In his own words:

While not another 101 talk, I’ll hit the high points of RTL-SDR hardware. Then hit some software that comes in handy when looking for interesting radio frequencies. Focusing on gqrx, an open source software defined radio, we will look into what some of the common frequencies look like in the waterfall (AM/FM and finally POCSAG/FLEX). Short definition of what FLEX and POCSAG are and what they are used commonly for. Show how to identify these in the waterfall and some common ranges for them in North America/United States. Lastly go into demonstrating finding them using gqrx, rtl-sdr dongle and other software to display messages.

Sounds exciting, and is definitely something I have wanted to learn more about.

And one more time, a reminder that we will *not* be meeting at Wilde Cafe in August since many of us will be in Vegas for DefCon. We might organize a meetup there and post something, TBD.

— TactiFail

Where:  Wilde Cafe – 65 Main St SE, Mpls.
When: Thursday, July 11th 6:12PM

Thursday, June 13th – 6:12PM @ Wilde Roast Cafe

Written by  on May 30, 2019

Hello Hackers!

This month we have two minor updates to get out of the way before we get to our speaker:

  • The name of the venue apparently changed from “Wilde Roast Cafe” to just “Wilde Cafe” somewhat recently so we’re changing the post titles and details accordingly. Hopefully this helps clear up any confusion as to where we actually meet 🙂
  • At our last meeting we were asked the age-old question of “When does DC612 actually start?” and I gave the age-old answer of “Some time between 6 and 6:30 but it really depends on traffic and weather.” Someone suggested we start at 6:12 and dammit that’s just what we’re going to do going forward.

That’s it for the updates, now onto the speaker!

Some of you who have been around for a while might remember Spenser Reinhardt AKA @c0mmiebstrd. He was a regular of DC612 until he moved out of state for work, but he’s back visiting this month and will be giving us an overview of the radare2 reversing framework. In his own words:

Radare2 is a free suite of tools for reversing, exploit development, binary diffing and all sorts of things! This month Spenser will take us through a Trail of Bits CTF challenge using r2 and python. If you’d like to follow along, you’ll need a Kali Linux 2019 system or virtual machine, and the files from here: https://github.com/sreinhardt/CTF-Beginners-Guide

I’m excited to have him back, and the subject matter doesn’t hurt matters either – see you all there!

— TactiFail

Where:  Wilde Cafe – 65 Main St SE, Mpls.
When: Thursday, June 13th 6:12PM