.: Schedule of Events
Friday, October 20, 2006
All times listed are 24 hour CST, unless you're always late, in which case
- RFID by Kn1ghtl0rd and Lowtek Mystik
- Dinner Break
- Gaming Lounge
- Drunken Dance Dance Revolution
Saturday, October 21, 2006
- Wifi Race by Skydog
- Lockpicking Contest by The Hackerpimps
- Wifi Race Contest Results by Skydog
- Dinner Break
- The Drunken Rant by Decius
- Drunken Lockpicking Contest by The Hackerpimps
Compromising Physical Locks by Sysmin, Riskable and Qui Gon
This presentation covers the art of lock picking and lock bypassing. It
will provide an overview of various types of locks along with the tools
and methods used to compromise them. There will also be discussions as
to what features make for a high security lock and what makes a cheap
lock so worthless. The presentation has been created with the beginner
in mind so if you've never touched a lock pick in your life, feel free
to join in the fun. Lock picking can be fun for a boy, a girl, a boy and
girl together, or a boy that wants to be a girl!
The Copyright of Cthulhu by Pope JonnyX and Lord Draco
An examination of the surprising and recently-revealed legal status of the
works of H.P. Lovecraft (creator of Cthulhu, the Necronomicon; father of the
Cthulhu Mythos), Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan, Kull, etc.), Robert
Bloch (author of Psycho), Clark Ashton Smith (creator of Zothique,
Tsathoggua, etc.) and other early 20th century Mythos authors, as well as
implications for both the pen-and-paper RPG and videogame industries. Also,
who is creating new content in this genre, ways they are using the
internet to freely distribute their works, and how they are still managing
to make enough money to make it worthwhile. The history and influence of
these works on everything from "The X-Files" tv series to the "Evil Dead"
movies will also be briefly covered.
Creating a Windows Live CD for System Recovery and Pen-Testing by Irongeek
This presentation will go over the basics of creating and
running a cut down version of Windows XP/2003 off of a boot CD using
Bart's PE builder. The workshop will cover useful tools for the system
admin, as well as how to create your own plugins for Bart's PE.
Exploring the Myths and Realities of Academic Research
on Hackers by Thomas J. Holt, Ph.D.
Hackers often express concern over the ways their exploits and culture
will be portrayed by the media. This translates into a relative distrust
of reporters and news outlets, as well as academics who attempt to study
hackers and hacking. However, any bias toward academic research on
hacking may not be entirely founded on fact. There are significant
benefits for hackers to participate in research projects, as academics
have the potential to inform fields of study and policy-making. This
talk will explore the methods and tools researchers use to objectively
examine issues, as well as the safety mechanisms used to protect
participants. I will use examples from previous and on-going studies to
consider how academic research may benefit the hacker community, as well as
the larger population of end users. This talk will also present a new
research initiative to address important issues that affect hackers and call
for interested individuals to participate in this study. Attendees are
welcome to ask questions, provide feedback, and generally discuss the issues
presented to explore how hackers and researchers can work together.
Geeks with Drivers Licenses by WizardPC
A brief explanation of the evolution of CarPCs flowing into how to build
your own system. Budget systems as well as "I have more money than sense"
systems will be covered to give attendees ideas for their own vehicles.
Here's Looking at You... by dc0de and Decius
Latest developments in technology are allowing encrypted traffic to be
read at wire speed in real time, while the end user and the destination
sites are not completely aware of the "tap". New legislation is also
forcing companies and ISP's to store and provide information for the
purposes of "stopping child pornography", all without a court order.
This talk will discuss all of the new proposed legislation,
technologies, and ways to avoid being a statistic of "Big Brother".
How Linux, PostgreSQL, and Perl Helped Discover the Accelerating Universe by Prof. Robert Knop
In 1998, Science Magazine declared that the discovery of the
acceleration of the Universe's expansion was the "Discovery of
the Year." I was deeply involved in one of the two teams that
announced this discovery. One of the hats I wore in the
collaboration was the computer guy -- I kept the systems running,
and I even wrote, maintained, and ran a lot of the software we
used for managing databases and performing image subtraction.
I'll talk about some of the image subtaction techniques that led
to the discvoery of high-redshift supernovae, and how a panopoly
of Free Software was associated with the infrastructure of this
amazing cosmological discovery.
Incident Response and Forensics Investigation by Presmike
I will walk through all steps involved in investigating an incident. I
will start with the network traffic (reading the IDS data, tracking down
the host, and recon on the attacker), then we will look at live data on the
box, and lastly an in depth look at the hard drive. It will be step by step
oriented with a lot of different (free and commercial) tools that can be
used in an investigation.
Network Data Backup with Bacula by Warren Turkal
I would like to talk about a basic network backup solution and how to set it
up. I think everyone at Phreaknic basically understands the need to data
backup when it comes to providing security so that data won't just disappear.
Therefore, I want to focus on using Bacula, an open source product, as the
solution for backup. Basically, Bacula provides a great deal of functionality
to do network backups and I think it's a pretty good product.
Prior Restraint and Information Security Research by Rattle
This presentation will cover the history of prior restraint in the
United States legal system, focusing on concerns for those presenting
or publishing information related to security research. It will cover
many situations where information was released in the traditional media,
on the Internet, and in convention presentations. Situations covered
will range from the government's response the release of The Pentagon
Papers and the Teller-Ulam hydrogen bomb design, to contemporary examples
of corporate legal response to the release of circumvention tools and
vulnerabilities. This presentation aims to give attendees an idea of
what is necessary to protect themselves when disclosing sensitive
Rights Under Attack: The Captain Powers Story by Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.
On the eve of its twentieth anniversary, Amy considers the first science
fiction television series by J. Michael Straczynski (of later Babylon 5
fame). His dystopian vision of the year 2147 included cutting-edge depictions
of virtual reality and articifial intelligence, and the series marked a first
in the development of interactive television-viewer technology. It is ironic
that a series about the fictional oppression of humanity would fall victim to
a very real attack on rights, as Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
drew active opposition from both the political right and political left. Two
decades later, the series remains impressive, not only for its considerable
storytelling merits, but also for the warnings inherent in its ultimate
Smashing Web 2.0 for Fun and Profit! by Acidus
Web 2.0. We all know the buzz ($1500 conferences, perpetual and
self-serving circle jerks from the blogosphere, etc), but what does it all
mean? Well, for the last year I've focused more on how to hack it and
secure it than trying to define it, so why don't I talk about that instead!
This presentation will discuss the security dangers from AJAX, analyze
the Yamanner worm, demo some super nasty things I can do with
will kick TinyURL in the nuts. Again.
Understanding RFID by Kn1ghtl0rd and Lowtek Mystik
We will be talking about RFID (radio frequency identification). First
we will discuss what RFID is and go into technical details about it which
will take about 15 or 20 minutes. This will also cover the current attempts
for standardization. We will then talk about the different uses for RFID
and some of the current implementations and examples we can find. We will
then talk about current exploits for RFID. We are going to set up our
RFID reader and tags and demontrate how it works and some of the more
unique things RFID can be used for. Finally, we are going to stash some
inane objects around the hotel with RFID on them for people to find and
whoever brings the most will get a prize to be determined later. We will
wrap up with a Q&A.
Where's the Warez? Free Movies, Games, Music and Porn. The Best Ways to Piss Off the MERC and Earn Your Mother's Scorn by Courier HST and FSP
Everyone knows that the warez on the bus go round and round, round and
round ... all thru the town, but how do you find the bus? Our two member
panel will lead a discussion about free (as in beer) stuff on the internet.
In the spirit of giving-shit-away there will be FREE PRIZES awarded at
random as well as free shell access to sites only available to members of
our special PNX audience, so early arrival is a must. Limited Seating.
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