Thursday, December 8th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on December 5, 2022

Hello Hackers!

Todd Gardner is a software entrepreneur and developer who has built multiple profitable products. He pushes for simple tools, maintainable software, and balancing complexity with risk. He is the cofounder of TrackJS and Request Metrics, where he helps thousands of developers build faster and more reliable websites. He also produces the PubConf software comedy show.

What will he be sharing with us this month? Well, since you asked:

How much JavaScript is on your website? Do you know what it does? No really, have you looked at the code and seen what it does? Probably not.

JavaScript controls the client side environment, and we can use it to compromise users, consume resources, and steal data. Yet many websites continue to add scripts without review, audit, or thought.

Let’s explore what JavaScript can do to a browser, the vectors that JavaScript can get added to websites, and how we can defend against JavaScript attacks.

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

— TactiFail

Thursday, November 10th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on November 8, 2022

Hello Hackers!

This month, get ready for WAR!

War-driving, that is.

The talk by @lozaning is titled “The International Wigle Space Balloon: adventures in medium altitude lighter-than-air war-driving” – so hold on tight as we take flight and capture some waves!

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

— TactiFail

Thursday, October 13th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on October 12, 2022

Hello Hackers!

This is going to be another social hour style meeting. @TactiFail will be taking center stage sharing some of his favorite #Hack365 adventures so far, and anyone else who has a project to share is invited to speak up!

On his list of topics tonight is:

  • HackRF and radio signals generally
  • Flipper Zero capabilities
  • JBadgulator and hardware hacking
  • Philosophical musings about the nature of hacking, what it means to rediscover a lost part of your self, and how to walk the fine line between doing something because you love it and doing something because you feel like you have an obligation to uphold a personal challenge that may be to your detriment
  • Maybe some Arduino stuff idk

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

— TactiFail

Thursday, September 8th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on September 8, 2022

Hello hackers!

This month’s meeting is mostly going to be a panel-style DefCon recap from those who attended either virtually or in-person. Badge talk, contest talk, village talk, talk talk.

After that there will be some planning for the upcoming DC612 Toxic BBQ.

Real chill this month.

As usual these days of Covid, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

Talk starts at 6:12 PM U.S. Central, but feel free to hop in early and chat.

— TactiFail

2022 Toxic BBQ September 17th!

Written by  on August 28, 2022

Hello hackers!

In addition to having our September speaker lined up (details in a future post) we have exciting news:

The 2022 DC612 Toxic BBQ is on!

  • When: Saturday, September 17th from 4PM to 9PM Central
  • Where: Minnehaha Falls Regional Park, Wabun Picnic Shelter G (map here)
  • What:
    • Food! Bring food and we will grill it, or just show up and eat
    • Hackers! We have been told there may be hackers in attendance
    • Music? Games? Prizes? Maybe!
  • Cost: Zero dollars!

This is a group-led event, so it is only as good as we make it. We have a sign-up sheet here to track what everyone is bringing, please fill it out if you plan on bringing stuff. We always need food, but paper plates, plastic utensils, and napkins never go out of style. If someone wants to bring musical entertainment, or games, or a vulnerable WiFi spot, all the better!

Nobody is required to bring anything or pay anything to attend and eat, but keep in mind that our official budget is also zero dollars, so we will only have what we all bring.

See you all there!