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Like any other HackerCon there are good and bad things, so I will jump right into the interesting stuff.  The start of the conference was a little slow taking less of an attacker security approach, which I prefer.  In any event around midafternoon was a talk called “Wipe the Drive!!! Techniques for Malware Persistence”.    Mark Baggett and Jake Williams discussed some amazing techniques used by attackers.  I mean things that even memory forensics don’t catch.  They were discussing persistence tactics like:

  1. You remove malware and later your computer scans for a wireless access point as a part of normal activity and that scan releases the malware again.
  2. Your remove malware and later you plug in a standard clean USB key.  At this point the trigger of the key being plugged in releases the malware and infects the system.

Again their entire suggestion on the talk was to suggest wiping the drive is again the only safe way to possibly remove malware and to think otherwise might be foolish.

Day 2 and More

On the second day I ended up attending a few different sessions.  There was a talk on running a CTF that went through some of the tactics but mostly explained the amount of time it takes to setup and run a CTF.  Several of the other talks I went to were less than technical in my opinion and I felt everything could be Googled in about the same time I was in the presentation.  There was one exception, Carson Zimmerman packed the room (seriously no sitting space) with his talk on “Ten Strategies of World Class Computer Security Incident Response Team”.  I came in late, but what I saw was good.

ShmooganographyOther activities at the Con were always entertaining.  The Lockpick village always provides a good time filler in-between sessions.  I enjoyed spending some time handing out a few Hacker&Agent card decks to  kids.  Also, there was plenty of hacker and security speak in the evenings at the hotel bar.  Otherwise if you like games there were some contests on the Xbox or I would suggest testing your skills by taking a stab at Shmooganography. If you get a chance and get into the 2014 conference its worth at least taking a look.  Below is a preview of the 2013 contest.

Again overall a good Con, but I think some of the talks need to be more technical and in-depth next year.

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Hackers & Agents the card game is in full swing.  The game is continuing to evolve with several add on packs coming out soon.   If you like encryption puzzles there is a new encryption card in the deck with added difficulty.  Check out the Facebook page for any new updates.  Also there are several tutorials and graphics posted to help with normal game play.

http://www.facebook.com/hackersandagents

On another note I will be hanging out at the Hacker-Maker conference in Rhode Island this weekend doing more locking picking and handing out a few decks.

http://thebraintank.com/

I ran into a Schalge Everest lock giving me a challenge so if you are into lock picking I think its important to have a tension wrench that enters from the top.  I’m hoping the lockpick village at the Brain tank has some good practice locks.

http://www.lockwiki.com/index.php/Schlage_Everest

Hackers & Agents

Posted: May 24, 2012 in Hackers&Agents
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The first fast pace security inspired card game.

  • Real Hacker Secrets Hidden within different cards.
  • Fast paced with plenty of strategy.
  • Family friendly and simple to learn.

After 6 long months I was finally able to finish my latest project.

Game Description

The world has been infiltrated with hackers who are out to steal your personal data if they can get their hands on it. The agents are well armed with forensic investigation techniques and sworn to catch these cyberpunks.
Will you get away clean or catch the hacker by ridding yourself of all of your cards before every other player.
Points are obtained by cards left in your hand after one player has placed all of his/her cards on the PLAYCARD pile. Each player scores penalty points for cards left in their hand. Any player that has reached 500 points is eliminated from the game.
When only two players are left, they play head to head, until eventually one player is the last player standing (i.e. the agent that caught all the hackers or the hacker that got away with the prize).

Get your copy now!

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/hackers-agents