ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues.  The first day is a single track of speed talks called One Track Mind.


Conference information

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Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, District of Columbia
United States 20009

Conference program

The conference program can be viewed here.


  • 04-11-2014 | Early Accepts: ShmooCon is pleased to announce first 2 speakers for 2015 – Read more

Washington Hilton Hotel


Hackers can use Snapchat to disable iPhones, researcher says

07-02-2014 | A flaw in the way Snapchat handles user-verification tokens makes the image-messaging service vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack that can crash iPhones, two Spanish researchers say.

The researchers, Jaime Sanchez and Pablo San Emeterio, first detailed the flaw in a Spanish-language blog posting Jan. 12 and then presented their findings at the ShmooCon security conference in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18. Read more

Researchers describe tool that manipulates RAM, misleads cybercrime investigators

27-01-2014 | At Shmoocon 2014, Jacob Williams and Alissa Torres described a concept tool that would allow cybercriminals to cover their tracks by altering the contents of a computer’s memory. Read more

Notes from Shmoocon 2014

21-01-2014 | As I sat by my gate in DCA airport I had a moment to collect my thoughts about the whirlwind that was the last 72 hours. That whirlwind was none other than Shmoocon 2014. Read more