See You At LayerOne This Weekend

LayerOne, the first level of security. [Brian Benchoff] and I are excited to take part in our first LayerOne conference this Saturday and Sunday in Monrovia California.

Anyone in the Los Angeles area this weekend needs to get out of whatever they have planned and try out this conference that has a soul. Get the idea of a mega-con out of your head and envision a concord of highly skilled and fascinating hackers gathering to talk all things computer security. Speakers will cover topics like researching 0day exploits, copying keys from pictures taken in public, ddos attacks, social engineering, and more.

It’s not just talks, there is a ton of hands-on at LayerOne as well. I plan to finally try my hand at lock picking. Yep, I’ve covered it multiple times and we’ve even had a session led by [Datagram] at the Hackaday 10th Anniversary but I’ve never found time to give it a roll. Of course electronics are my game and [Brian] and I will both be spending a fair amount of time in the hardware hacking village. We’ll have a bunch of dev boards along with us if you want to try out an architecture with which you’re unfamiliar. This year’s LayerOne badges are sponsored by Supplyframe; we’ll have something in store for the best badge hacks we see during the weekend.

See you there!

4 thoughts on “See You At LayerOne This Weekend

    1. Yeah, I’ve studied some of the animations that DG has used in his talks. I feel like I just need a bit of practice and I’ll get it.

      As far as being frightened, the benefit physical locks have is you have to be there to pick them… much safer than the digital realm, right?

      1. actually, it’s significantly less safe but the difference is that it’s much more obscure. if someone wants to break in, unless it’s a bank vault, a physical lock will not stop them. the problem with digital is that attacks are fully automated, so you end up being the one who enables the attack. also, there are so many different implementations and some are more akin to a lock on a diary. do you honestly expect every lock to hold up to scrutiny? why would you think the digital world would be any different?

        1. I expect the digital world to be different because:

          a) Mechanical manufacturing constraints don’t apply; you *can* build the perfect digital lock


          b) You can change millions of digital locks to “better models” without hiring an army of locksmiths; fixing your installed base is actually possible

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