Thursday, April 1th [sic] – 6:13PM [sic] @ Virtual

Written by  on March 30, 2021

Hello, Hackers!

This month, we are excited to have not one, but TWO meetings scheduled! The normal “second Thursday” meeting will be on April 8th as usual, and details will be posted in a separate update, but we have a special Totally Serious meeting this Thursday, April the First, at 6:13 PM (6:12 PM had a scheduling conflict) as well!.

We will have three speakers, each presenting a short 10-minute talk on a topic of their choice. This is ground-breaking research, and we are proud to be able to share it with you. The speaker deck includes:

  • “Cyber Meteorology: Cloud to Lake and back again…” An unclassified DoD briefing on the Data Water Cycle and its threats and opportunities. – @hackermatic
  • “C aF*@!” The cipher everyone is using and you didn’t know it – @435ftw
  • “Modernizing the pathos of the software development life cycle to adhere to post pandemic mental health” – @strongthany_

Possibly not in that order, but we’ll see (our PRNG is a bit wonky lately). Either way, very excited to see you all this Thursday, April 1th [sic].

As usual these days of Covid and ships getting stuck sideways in the Suez Canal, we will be meeting online at https://cafe.cyberia.club/dc612.

— TactiFail

Thursday, March 11th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on March 1, 2021

Hello Hackers!

This month we are happy to have Chris Weiland speak on “Hacking Local Politics”:

As the lines between technology and society become blurred (or even non-existent), it’s becoming increasingly important for those with technical expertise to become involved in government. Anyone can show up to a local council meeting or send an email to their congresswomen, but if your goal is to be a truly effective activist you need to be strategic.

Chris Weiland is a freelance nerd and the co-chair of Restore the Fourth Minnesota. He has been engaged with various political projects over the years, most recently playing an active role in the push for a ban of face recognition technology in the city of Minneapolis. In this talk he will discuss the lessons he has learned over years of local political activism, and how you can transfer technical expertise into effective political action. 

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

— TactiFail

Thursday, February 11th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on February 3, 2021

Hello hackers!

This month we are happy to have Colin Lee speak on “Your Code Security Blanket”:

Colin is an Android software developer at http://Meetup.com. He has evaluated code security while working at Amazon and Mozilla and as an independent contractor for banks and other organizations. In that time, he’s caught numerous security flaws in production code.

Amazon keeps a tight lid on their security processes. They even run an internal conference designed to look and feel like Defcon for their employees, so very few attend the real event.

We’ll examine how Amazon reviews their corporate code for security flaws. Also, we’ll see how several high profile security incidents were caused by common coding errors.

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

— TactiFail

Thursday, January 14th – 6:12pm @ Virtual

Written by  on January 8, 2021

Hello my fellow Hackers and Humans !

This month, we don’t have any big speaking engagement booked, instead we’re going to take a more down tempo approach to our January meeting. And as my 2020 mood bleeds into 2021, I thought we’d try something a little different.

Next week, we will have an open and themed discussion entitled “My favorite sticker (or badger)“.

Bring your favorite sticker or badge to @DC612 on Thursday and tell us a story. I want to hear why its your favorite, what fun memories you have of your con swag ?

Let’s spend some time dreaming of stickers, badgers and cons past and future.

Open hangout start from 6pm CST onwards.

-kat

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

Written by  on December 4, 2020

Happy December Hackers !!

This month we have a special remote guest all the way from Chennai! I for one am ready to be enthralled by black art of virtual machine management!

Setting up a Pentesting Lab with Vagrant

Vagrant is a tool that helps with the management of virtual machines. In this talk, we will explore what is, why Vagrant, some Vagrant basic commands and Vagrant features like scaling and provisioning.

We will end the talk by setting up the pentesting lab using the Vagrant. By the end of the talk, the attendees can able to understand the basics of Vagrant.

About Our Speaker – @joshva_jebaraj

Joshua Jebaraj is a student currently pursuing his undergrad at Vellore Institute of Technology Chennai. He is an active member of many open-source communities like Null, Ansible and Hashicorp He frequently speaks at the @nullchennai chapter and #OwaspVITChennai.
He has also spoken at conferences like Owasp-Seasides, Bsides-Delhi and Open-Security-Summit. He also holds a certification for CDP. When away from the screen he can be found watching movies and making memes

– @nightmareJS