Good Day

Good Day

You know it’s going to be a good day when you’re parked next to the hack bus.

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Inside a Keycard Activated Hotel Door Lock

Inside a Keycard Activated Hotel Door Lock

One summer I attended two conferences in a row; Defcon in Vegas and right before that a conference in Phoenix done every year by a major microcontroller vendor. Can you guess which one was nerdy, polo-shirted, and share-holder approved near boring? Though the corporate one is at a super posh resort. High dollar, open bar, good sushi, excellent service and...

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Defcon 17 Badge Hack

Defcon 17 Badge Hack

At Defcon 17 I competed with some friends in the badge hack contest. Friends had a home built Geiger counter,shown here with a hacked EFF “cat looks at butt” sticker. We interfaced it to the badge along with a wireless link and developed firmware that would allow the Geiger counter badge to send truly random bits to a PC for cryptographically secure...

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Defcon 19 Short Story Entry

Here’s my entry from the Defcon 19 short story contest, titled “Joel”. The contest theme was spy/secret agent inspired. —————————— 5 August 2011. 03:16 in the morning. It is still 102 degrees in Las Vegas. Vs ~ 331.3 + 0.6Tc. That gives a speed of sound of approximately 355 m/s, or...

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Defcon 18 Short Story Entry

My entry for for the Defcon 18 short story contest, titled “Random Mental Packets from the Con”. Censorship done per contest rules. ——————- Random Mental Packets from the Con Attention: 0×55 0xAA Preamble: Take the laughing man story – you know, the Comanches, baseball, Mary, the chief and all – and...

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