DEFCON 201 Online Meet Up — December 2020 — XmasCon

DCG 201
8 min readDec 16, 2020

Date: December 18th, Friday

Time: 6:00 PM EST — ???




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Welcome to the December 2020 DEFCON 201 Meet Up!

Can it be? Is it finally here? The final stretch to the END of 2020 is upon us!? This might be the best present we get this year! Regardless if you are done burning oil, waiting for the Mascot of the NSA to slide down your non-existent chimney, worshiping the horned one that’s NOT the soon-to-be ex-president or getting your ancestors drunk on libations, DEFCON 201 will be ending a the year with a bang. Our last meeting will have three major things: An important subject both in hacker history and this weeks news, a personal expose with talks from our core DEFCON 201 staff and a return to the open format meeting where we chill, hang out, drink and show off what we have been working on. Oh, an j0hnnyXmas just because!

All activities, chats, talks, workshops and DC 201 insanity will be broadcasted online via our LIVE STREAMS per the new normal!

Live Streams:






If you like to do a talk at our meet ups our collaborate with our staff and members in a project partnership shoot us a email at:



6:00pm — 6:50pm
PRE SHOW :: 1993 B.C.: Get Off my LAN! (Hacking in the Olden Days) — J0hnnyXm4s
6:50pm — 7:00pm
DEFCON 201 Announcements
7:00pm — 8:00pm
From Stuxnet to Solar Winds — Kim Zetter
8:00pm — 8:30pm
Ninja Forge-Next Generation: Now With More GUI — GI Jack
8:30pm — 9:00pm— sirocyl
9:00pm — ???
Open Workshops: DEFCON 201 Show & Tell + Games +Hangout


DC201 Spirit Of HoHoCon Child’s Play Charity — Everyone
hxp CTF 2020 — Everyone
Folding@Home VS Coronavirus (Team: 241960) — GI Jack, Everyone
JackBox Party Pack 3 Online Games — Everyone


PRE SHOW: 1993 B.C.: Get Off my LAN! (Hacking in the Olden Days)

:..>Our PRE-SHOW will entertain a pre-recorded talk from Hackfest 2015. Since the Second Industrial Revolution, technology has been advancing at a rate beyond anyone’s estimates. That means us old folks got to hack a whole lot of awesome stuff in our short lifetimes, much of which is already long since obsolete. Here, Johnny Xmas will deliver one of his famous “When I Was Your Age” rants, this time aimed at the 1990’s and the Rise of the Internet, and the explosion of the hacker community that happened back then, just as it is happening now. Topics covered will probably include cable TV piracy, wardialing, offensive payphonery, mainframe hacking, “Hackers Vs. Crackers”, the mere difficulty of Internet & computer access, and how so many of the “modern” web exploits you use today are really decades old.

From Stuxnet to Solar Winds

:..>We at DEFCON 201 are proud to interview cyber-journalist Kim Zetter! Topics will include the state of cybersecurity journalism, how journalist disclose sensitive hacks, hackers relationship with journalism, Governments VS Reporting, and her legendary work documenting Stuxnet and the current cutting-edge state of the Solar Winds breach.

:..>Bio: Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist who has covered cybersecurity and national security for more than a decade, initially for Wired, where she wrote for thirteen years, and more recently for the New York Times Magazine, Politico, Washington Post, Motherboard, and Yahoo News. She has been voted one of the top ten security journalists in the country by security professionals and her journalism peers. She has broken numerous national stories about NSA and FBI surveillance, nation-state hacking attacks, the Russian sabotage of Ukraine’s power grid and its use of that country as a testing ground, the hacker underground and election security. She is considered one of the leading experts on the latter, and in 2018 authored a New York Times Magazine cover story on the crisis of election security. Zetter is also an expert on cyber warfare and wrote an acclaimed book on the topic — Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon — about a sophisticated virus/worm developed by the U.S. and Israel to covertly sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.

Ninja Forge-Next Generation: Now With More GUI

:..> ninjaforge-ng is a tool for burning Ninja OS to USB sticks using the purpose created format. This format is a structured zip container format created for the purpose that adds an index file for metadata as well as GPG and hashsum integrity checking. This is being written in python, both as a GUI in Qt5, and later will add a command line version. The original ninjaforge is written in bash and included within the release of Ninja OS as means for installation, as well as within Ninja OS itself for making new Ninja OS USB sticks, as part of the “Clone and Forge Frame Work”. This is part of an overhaul to make the system more user friendly, consistent, and secure. The format is documented in a text file, and is freely available for use. This talk will go over the tool and format.

:..>Bio: GI Jack is one of the Co-Founders of DEFCON 201. He might have seen a Ninja that had built their own hacker variant of Arch Linux known as Ninja OS. You might be able to also find this ninja at:

:..>Welcome to yet another bat-shit insane day at DEFCON 201 where DEFCON 201 member sirocyl takes a look at an interesting case-study in network architecture, where a laptop’s mobile network somehow got DHCP-assigned to an IP address located squarely in the Pentagon. Thanks, T-Mobile!

:.>Bio: sirocyl is a DEFCON 201 alumnus and founder of the FamiTracker and Famicom/NES music community. He is also part of MAGFEST video game convention volunteer staff.


DEFCON 201 Hacker Show & Tell

:..>After our lightning talks DEFCON 201 members will be given an opportunity to show off the various projects that they have been working on. You can join in any time as we chat and some things we might be showing off for the first time so you don’t want to miss this on the LIVE Stream!

To get the URL and Password for the group hang out, pay attention to our Twitter or sign up on Meet Up!

:..>What You’ll Need: If you want to get in on the action, just bring any hardware or software program you are working on. For hardware, make sure you have a camera with decent resolution. For software, make sure your screen sharing function is working. For interaction, make sure you have your microphone on your computer or headset in working order.

DC201 Spirit Of HoHoCon Child’s Play Charity

Child’s Play is a game industry charity started in 2003 dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 220 facilities worldwide, including hospitals and domestic abuse shelters.

Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, they’ve set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on their map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.

Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, they purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.

More Info Here:

Donate Directly Here:

hxp CTF 2020

:..>This Friday, starting on November 18st at 10:00 AM EST, we invite all DEFCON 201 Members, Attendees and Fans to help us hack the hxp CTF 2020! If you are new to Online CTF, we will help you get set up and walk you thorugh some of the challenges. Then you can log in anytime after until November 20th 10:00 AM EST to continue our CTF conquest! To learn more about the CTF, please follow this link:

:..>What To Bring: Any laptop will do. Ideally you want to load it full of Information Security Red Team and Blue Team tools, look at Kali Linux, Parrot OS, Pentoo or Black Arch for ideas. To participate online, you will need a Discord Account and to join our Discord at this link:

Folding@Home VS Coronavirus

:..>Folding@home (FAH or F@h) is a distributed computing project for simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases. Currently F@h is simulating the dynamics of COVID-19 proteins to hunt for new therapeutic opportunities. We want to contribute and you can help! Join the DEFCON 201 Folding@Home Team: 241960

:..>What You’ll Need: Download and run Folding@home for Windows/Mac/Linux/FreeBSD, ideally on your highest performance system with a GPU and join our F@h Team 241960:

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Online Games

:..>During our LIVE Stream, we will be offering to join us in various online games in Jackbox Party Pack 3! The threequel to the party game phenomenon features the deadly quiz show Trivia Murder Party, the say-anything sequel Quiplash 2, the surprising survey game Guesspionage, the t-shirt slugfest Tee K.O., and the sneaky trickster game Fakin’ It. Use your phones or tablets as controllers, and play with up to 8 players, plus an audience of up to 10,000!

:..>What To Bring: To join in the gameplay, simply use the web browser on your desktop or smartphone — no app needed! Head to JackBox.TV and enter the Room Code that will be displayed on the live-stream and repeated in the chatroom. If you get in, follow the instructions on the live-stream and phone!




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