DEFCON 201 — October 2017 Meet Up, PumpCon & Hacktoberfest

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Welcome to the October 2017 DEFCON 201 meet up!

Time: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Location: MakerBar (38 Jackson St. 3rd Floor, Hoboken, NJ)



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NOTE: All info posted here is TBD. We will have the final version a week before the event.

Welcome to our October 2017 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

We are going to celebrate the fall (even though the weather does not match) with many activities. On the social front, we are going to be airing the first two episodes of Mr. Robot Season 3 Back to Back AND we are going to attempt to live stream for a bit from PumpCon. This way, nobody misses out on all the hacker happenings.

Lined up for talks we have some great subjects from Bitcoin to the DarkNet. Finally, we welcome anyone bringing in their own projects to DEFCON 201 and we will push this agenda by having two Open Workshops. A crafting project to work on your own Halloween costumes and one that will let you win prizes for GitHub pulls called Hacktoberfest!

7:00pm — 7:40pm
Meet & Greet, DEFCON 201 Agenda & GPG Key-Signing Party
7:40pm — 7:50pm
Pumping & Dumping: All About Bitcoin— Theo
7:50pm — 8:05pm
Phishing for Root — Vi
8:05pm — 8:25pm
Dark Web Talk — Alan Smithee
8:25pm — 8:35pm
Intro to Hacktoberfest & Open Source Show and Tell — Sidepocket
8:35pm — 9:55pm
Open Projects & Community Project Workshops
9:55pm — 10:00pm

Hacktoberfest — GI_Jack, Sidepocket

Halloween Costume Craftathon — Sidepocket, Linux


Pumping & Dumping: All About Bitcoin

:..>Invented by Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have taken the world by storm as the first ever decentralized digital currency. New Jersey has many ATMs for Bitcoin, it’s been all over the news as countries have accepted/rejected it and has grown in blockchain exponentially since 2009. In this short primer, Theo will go over what is Bitcoin, how it works and why many institutions are slow to adopt it as “real” legal tender.

:..>Bio: Theo has been a computer guy since 1984 — Worked in the Silicon Valley from 1997 to 2001 — Hired at Aol-Time-Warner to transition all the Internet equipment from Windows NT to Unix, then worked on transition of Analog TV to Digital TV — Layoff this month. He is also one of the core founders of the NYC Privacy Advocates Boards. More info at:

Phishing for Root (How I Got Access to Root on Your Computer With 8 Seconds of Physical Access)

:..> It is often said that if an attacker gets physical access to your computer, all bets are off. In this presentation, I show how an attacker can gain root access to a Mac or Linux computer with just 8 seconds of physical access by using an attack that spoofs the sudo password prompt and cleans up after itself.

:.>Bio: Vi is a software engineer, information security researcher, cryptographer, consultant, and presenter with over a decade of knowledge in front-end web development and over 5 years of back-end server development and information security experience. Technology is a quickly changing field and he always seek new intellectual challenges to overcome. Vi’s hobbies include lock picking, puzzle solving (including Rubik’s Cubes), design and illustration, cryptographic challenges, and studying information theory and computer history. More at:

DarkNet Talk


:..>Bio: TBA


Hacktoberfest 2017 with DEFCON 201

:..>What’s Hacktoberfest?

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Hacktoberfest — brought to you by DigitalOcean and GitHub — is a month-long celebration of open source software. Maintainers are invited to guide would-be contributors towards issues that will help move the project forward, and contributors get the opportunity to give back to both projects they like, and ones they’ve just discovered. No contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating.

Can’t make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today.

Rules and Prizes

First sign up on the Hacktoberfest site. If you open up four pull requests between October 1 and October 31, you’ll win a free, limited edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. (Pull requests do not have to be merged and accepted; as long as they’ve been opened between the very start of October 1 and the very end of October 31, they count towards a free T-shirt.)

Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants (Hacktobefestants?) by using the hashtag, #Hacktoberfest, on your social media platform of choice.

New to DigitalOcean? Receive USD $10 in infrastructure credit at

:..>What To Bring: A portable computer (preferably a laptop) that has a compiler dev environment (such as Notepad++, VIM, Eclipse, Visual Studio Code, Emacs, ect.) Many of the projects are done in a Linux desktop environment.

You also need to have a GitHub account and a web browser to interface with it. We will give you direct access to our GitHub when you arrive.

DEFCON 201 GitHub Repo:

Halloween Costume Craftathon

:..>It’s the best part of Autumn again where we dress up like morons, get candy and (the adults) drink. We welcome to make your upcoming Halloween even more spooky by working on our costumes. Paper masks, cloaks, props lets all work on them together. A mix of cosplayers (Bios coming soon) are planning to be there to walk you through everything from make up, sewing and more!

:..>What To Bring: Bring anything about your Halloween Costume you are currently working on. Also, anything you want to 3D Print please bring the file on a external memory device (such as USB stick) with the 3D CAD file on it.


North East New Jersey DEFCON Group Chapter. Dirty Jersey Represent! We meet at Sub Culture once a month to hack on technology projects!

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