DEF CON

DEF CON is one of the oldest continuously running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest.

Many of the attendees at DEF CON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers, and hackers with a general interest in software, computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware modification, and anything else that can be “cracked.”

The event consists of several tracks of speakers about computer- and cracking-related subjects, as well as social events and contests in everything from creating the longest Wi-Fi connection and cracking computer systems to who can most effectively cool a beer in the Nevada heat.

p

Conference information

Days until the next conference

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Location

Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
United States

Paris Las Vegas
South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
United States

Conference program

The conference program can be viewed here.

News

  • 22-10-2014 | DEF CON 22 materials archive RSS is live – Read more

Paris Las Vegas

Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Articles

Social-Engineer, Inc. releases annual report on DEF CON 22 Social Engineering Capture the Flag (SECTF) Contest

27-10-2014 | The SECTF contest is conducted to raise awareness of the growing threat social engineering poses and to provide a live demonstration of specific techniques commonly used by malicious attackers to siphon information from unsuspecting targets. Read more

5 Security trends from Defcon 2014 - The largest hacker conference

13-08-2014 | I believe I am more of a builder than a hacker but still this is one of the event which draws me every year. It is a great way to keep an eye of what’s happening in the world of hacking and provides some valuable insights on how tomorrow could look like. Read more

Available videos

Toying with barcodes

Toying with barcodes

Ever wondered what is in these blocks of squares on postal packages, letters and tickets?

DEF CON 16: Forensics is ONLY for Private Investigators

DEF CON 16: Forensics is ONLY for Private Investigators

This is a talk about the struggles of becoming a Private Investigator and what the laws are for computer forensics going forward.

DEF CON 17: Abusing Firefox Addons

DEF CON 17: Abusing Firefox Addons

This talk details how we have abused some of the most popular and recommended Firefox addons, with previously unreleased vulnerabilities. Demos will cover remote code execution, local file disclosure and other tailored Firefox Addon exploits.

DEF CON 17: Making fun of your malware

DEF CON 17: Making fun of your malware

This talk evenly distributes technical knowledge and humor to present the funniest discoveries related to malware authors and the fight against their code.

Attacking SMS. It’s no longer your BFF

Attacking SMS. It’s no longer your BFF

This talk will conclude with a proof-of-concept web application demo that demonstrates the techniques and issues mentioned as well as thoughts for solving the next generation of spam.

DEF CON 17: Hijacking web 2.0 sites with SSLstrip

DEF CON 17: Hijacking web 2.0 sites with SSLstrip

Many websites mix secure and insecure content on the same page this makes it possible to steal all the data entered on such a page easily, using Moxie Marlinspike’s new SSLstrip tool. I will give a brief explanation and demonstration of the technique.

DEF CON 17: MetaPhish

DEF CON 17: MetaPhish

This talk will focus on building a phishing framework on top of Metasploit that pentesters can use to automate phishing and increase their overall capabilities.