Wired has an article based on the “Weaponizing Your Pets: The War Kitteh and the Denial of Service Dog” presentation which will take place on Sunday. I didn’t write about this yesterday because (and with all due respect to the presenter) it just didn’t strike me as being very interesting. You attached a WiFi scanner to a cat and let it roam around the neighborhood? Not sure I see anything novel there, except maybe if you made the WiFi rig very small. (You could have done the same thing with Kismet on a Nokia N810 years ago. You still can, if you can find a Nokia N810, which isn’t that hard, and if you can figure out a way to secure it to your pet.)
In other news, here are the presentation links I’ve been able to find so far. I’ll try to update this post during the day. If you are a presenter who would like your talk listed (even if it wasn’t on my list) or if there’s a talk you’d like for me to find, please feel free to leave comments or send email to stainles [at] sportsfirings.com.
- Pete Teoh’s “Data Protection 101 – Successes, Fails, and Fixes” talk is posted here.
- The Rick Mellendick and John Fulmer presentation, “RF Penetration Testing, Your Air Stinks” is here.
- I’m not sure if there is any difference between this version and the DEFCON one, but a version from May of the Sarah Edwards presentation, “Reverse Engineering Mac Malware”, can be found here.
- I haven’t yet found a copy of the presentation, but here’s a blog entry from Adam “Major Malfunction” Laurie on the RFIDler (from “RFIDler: SDR.RFID.FTW“). Here’s the GitHub repository. And here’s the Kickstarter.
That’s everything I’ve been able to find from yesterday. We’re only about 30 minutes into today’s sessions. And while looking for links, I ran across this tidbit: DEFCON ordered 14,000 badges this year. They were gone by 6 PM yesterday.