Let’s face it, we all love DEFCON. Even if you’ve never been there before, we think it would be a huge struggle to find a reader who hadn’t been enchanted by at least one of the many hacks and talks that come out of the conference every year. We’ll prove it to you in a second, but first let’s get to the business at hand. Internet historian and all around good-guy [Jason Scott] has set his documentarian skills on DEFCON and just published a nearly twenty minute preview of the film which will leave you with more questions than answers (that’s the point of a teaser, right?). He’s not new to this kind of work. We loved his film BBS: The Documentary and can’t wait to see what he’s managed to do when this is released in the new year.
Oh yeah… we were going to prove a point. Some things that came out of the yearly hacker conference which you probably drooled over after the fact include:
- Badge hacking (there’s like a million of these posts so look around for them)
- Messing with OPP (Other People’s Pacemakers)
- Riding the subway for free
- And contests like Capture the Flag or Beverage Cooling or Tamper Evasion
This is just a sliver of what this event offers. Should be fun to see all the stuff [Jason] got into that we never even knew about.