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Post Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:56 pm

DEFCON 15

DEFCON 15
August 3 - 5, 2007
Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas


Simply put, this is the largest underground hacking event in the world. Here's an excerpt freom their FAQ:

What is DEFCON?
DEFCON is one of the oldest continuous running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest.

How did DEFCON start?
Originally started in 1993, it was a meant to be a part for member of "Platinum Net", a Fido protocol based hacking network out of Canada. As the main U.S. hub I was helping the Platinum Net organizer (I forget his name) plan a closing party for all the member BBS systems and their users. He was going to shut down the network when his dad took a new job and had to move away. We talking about where we might hold it, when all of a sudden he left early and disappeared. I was just planning a party for a network that was shut down, except for my U.S. nodes. I decided what the hell, I'll invite the members of all the other networks my BBS (A Dark Tangent System) system was a part of including Cyber Crime International (CCI), Hit Net, Tired of Protection (ToP), and like 8 others I can't remember. Why not invite everyone on #hack? Good idea!

Where did the name come from?
The short answer is a combination of places. There as a SummerCon in the summer, a HoHoCon in the winter, a PumpCon during Halloween, etc. I didn't want any association with a time of year. If you are a Phreak, or just use your phone a lot you'll notes "DEF" is #3 on the phone. If you are into military lingo DEFCON is short for "Defense Condition." Now being a fan of the movie War Games I took note that the main character, David Ligntman, lived in Seattle, as I do, and chose to nuke Las Vegas with W.O.P.R. when given the chance. Well I knew I was doing a con in Vegas, so it all just sort of worked out.

Just remember, DEFCON is what you make of it.


http://www.defcon.org/

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Kev

Post Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:36 pm

Re: DEFCON 15

If anyone is planning to attend this year, make a post. I think I might try. Its a little way off still, but it can sneak up on you before you know it and then its too late!
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:28 am

Re: DEFCON 15

I might see if I can make it... All depends on my work schedule.

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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:08 am

Re: DEFCON 15

That would be cool. Maybe if we had a few others from the forum attend we could get together and represent EH-net, lol!
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:21 am

Re: DEFCON 15

i am going

i am booking my damn hotel now so i dont get to use the "hotels are too expensive" excuse that i used last year at the last minute.
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:45 pm

Re: DEFCON 15

Sounds good I will see how far out I can plan my work stuff. I have real business I can attach along with this trip and have the company cover some of it :)

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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:11 pm

Re: DEFCON 15

Now we have to see if we can get Don to come!
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Post Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:11 am

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Wow. Now I'm being pulled out of the woodwork. Let's just say that I am working on getting press passes for both DEFCON and Black Hat, since they are back-to-back in Vegas. We'll see!

Boy... how's that for not making a commitment?  :-X

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Post Tue May 15, 2007 10:35 pm

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I'm going! I've wanted to guy since defcon2.. This is my year though.. Time off, airfare and hotel booked.


Hi BTW, I'm new :) But would be interested in meeting up with others from EH net.
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 5:19 am

Re: DEFCON 15

I went to their site before, its a shame you have to be 18. Maybe I'll go next year...
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 10:15 am

Re: DEFCON 15

Hey guys!  I'm definitely interested in going to Defcon this year. That is if I can get the time off work and if the hotel isn't too expensive. It'd be great to finally meet you guys too!  8)
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Post Wed May 16, 2007 11:43 am

Re: DEFCON 15

Kevan wrote:I went to their site before, its a shame you have to be 18. Maybe I'll go next year...


its probably because you have to be at least 18 to rent a room.  i dont think you have to be 18 to get a ticket.  i'm old though, so i dont look to close at that kind of stuff.

i'll be going this year too.

p0et, booking the hotel early is the key to getting  a good rate.  the defcon rate if you stay at the riveria isnt too bad.
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Post Sat May 26, 2007 4:03 pm

Re: DEFCON 15

Defcon is sporting a new Tesla-themed site. I'm a big Tesla fan, so kudos.

Just in case: https://www.defcon.org/

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Post Sat May 26, 2007 4:10 pm

Re: DEFCON 15

Don, I think you should set up a EH-net dinner or lunch or beer call during con time. 

would be fun to meet all the EH-net people that are coming.
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:43 am

Re: DEFCON 15

Gates,

How much time are you going to get to spend at the Con when you're planning all these beer calls?  ;D

I gotta be stuck in a boot camp that week instead of hanging out in Vegas with all the other geeks and nerds.  Next year!
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