Last Updated 04.17.98
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BEFORE DURING
  • Pictures
  • Hacker Jeopardy:
  • Speakers Friday:
  • James Jorasch - Hacking Vegas - How to games the gamers. From someone who used to deal with hotel casino security. What really goes on? 
    No Audio Available! Let me know if you recorded it.
     
  • Speakers Saturday & Sunday:
  • Bruce Schneier -Author of Applied Cryptography, the Blowfish encryption algorithm and President of Counterpane Systems - Why cryptography is harder than it looks. 
    Their Homepage!
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    Mudge & Hobbit - The system administrator from the L0pht and the author or netcat in action! - Watch Mudge and Hobbit explain why CIFS is a load of CACA, random SMB CIFS stuff in Microsoft products, and all you ever wanted to know about cracking passwords. 
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    Cyber - An overview and explanation of publically available crypto-tools.
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    Sameer Parekh - President of c2.net - Why cryptography is harder than it looks, part two. A look at implementation and production problems facing people and companies wishing to develope and distribute strong encryption. 
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    Se7en - What the feds think of us hackers.  In his experience talking with federal agents Se7en has gained an understanding of the perception hackers have in the government and industy. 
    [NOTE: Se7en has since been found out to be full of crap]
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    Ken Kumasawa - Teledesign Management - Phreaking in the 90s. The perspective from the industry. 
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    Dan Veeneman - Low Earth Orbit satellites are nearing the launch stage, and this talk will cover the different systems that are planned and some of the services they'll offer. A bit on GPS that wasn't covered last year as well as the ever popular question and answer section.

    Dan Veeneman has served in various management and technical positions in the computer industry since 1980. He has developed financial programs for the banking, investment and real estate industries, as well as software for a variety of companies including A.C. Nielsen, McDonalds, Reuters and Baxter-Travenol. Dan has installed and supported many local and wide area networks, including a nation-wide data delivery network. He also has experience supporting Internet connectivity, including Motorola's world-wide Network Information Center. Dan has provided data security and encryption services for a number of government and civilian clients, encompassing video and data delivered over telephone, satellite and the Internet. He also edits a quarterly newsletter concerning cryptography. Dan holds an engineering degree from Northwestern University.
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    Ira Winkler - Author of Corporate Espionage - Ira contends that there is so much lameness among hackers that even an eliteness of 10% would be amazing. Take his Lamer Test and see if you pass! 
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    Clovis - From the Hacker Jeopardy winning team. He will discuss issues with security and networked object systems, looking at some of the recent security issues found with activeX and detail some of the potentials and problems with network objects. Topics will include development of objects, distributed objects, standards, ActiveX, corba, and hacking objects. 
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    Wrangler - Packet Sniffing: He will define the idea, explain everything from 802.2 frames down to the TCP datagram, and explain the mechanisms (NIT, bpf) that different platforms provide to allow the hack. 
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    Carolyn P. Meinel - Moderator of the Happy Hacker Digest and mailing lists. She will preside over a seperate Happy Hacker discussion pannel that will cover the topics of wether or not "newbies" should have information handed to them, or should they learn for themselves? 
    No Audio Available!

    CdC - Cult of the Dead Cow Live performance and drink creation with Swamp Rat, Deth Veggie, Lady Carolyn, A.J., and an unidentified "herd."
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    The Voice of Murcury (VoM) live pirate radio update and announcement.
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    The Capture the Flag Contest and beer updated
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    AFTER