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Dark Tangent

The Dark Tangent at the Grand Canyon

The Dark Tangent at the Grand Canyon. What a view.

To contact the Dark Tangent, email him at dtangent at defcon.org


I have been experimenting with different social sites over the past year, and below is an "official" list of where I have accounts. Some people have already name-squatted on "Dark Tangent" so sometimes I also use "The Dark Tangent". Also some of the anti-sec followers have tried to impersonate me on different social sites. If in doubt about one of my accounts, check here!

I post my articles and writings on my blog [https://forum.defcon.org/blog.php?u=6] and am trying to do more with it. I know it isn't the best way to get the articles read, so I might start to re post them elsewhere or use the RSS features to syndicate them to other more trafficked sites.

For video sharing from my phone I use Qik [https://qik.com/thedarktangent] because it is slick, and uses SSL. Works with most phones, and supports groups [https://qik.com/groups/5346] and events [https://qik.com/event/1851/def-con-17] I'll post videos I take while at DEF CON or other cons here.

For business stuffs I use LinkedIn [http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffmoss]. There is a DEF CON group there [http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/47798/109B061719DC]. Not a replacement for the forums [https://forum.defcon.org] but more a business networking site. I don't link to everyone who asks, I try to make sure I actually kind of know of you before I accept an invite. This site is not fully SSL secure.

For more social things I am experimenting with Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/jeffmoss]. While I don't friend everyone here I try to keep up with requests. Facebook can suck up your whole life and I am working hard to avoid that. This site is not fully SSL secure.

For day to day random short messages I use Twitter [https://twitter.com/thedarktangent] and when talking about things related to DEF CON I use the hash tag #defcon[http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23defcon], useful for when you do (insecure) twitter searches to see what people are saying about DEF CON. While you can connect to Twitter using https, the search and some other features are not SSL secure.

For my pictures I post to pics.defcon.org [https://pics.defcon.org/showgallery.php?ppuser=6&cat=500 ] as well as Flickr and Facebook. I'm using Flickr because there is an easy to use app for my phone, not because I love it or anything. I'll post pictures here and to my facebook account if they have anything to do with security, cons, or hacking. Maybe when I go to Tokyo I'll send pictures of cool tech , too. pics.defcon.org is secure using full SSL.

Here is my NEW PGP key, updated 3/28/11

All of my email is assumed to be sniffed, so use PGP if is something you don't want the world knowing. This key is also available on major key servers.

The Dark Tangent (RSA 2048 2011)
New key id: 0xB5DDB946
New key Fingerprint: 3CD6 8BBC CA7E 0244 F720 2680 BBFA A696 B5DD B946

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