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Post Con

v.12 • 2004 • July 30- August 1 • Alexis Park • Las Vegas, NV

Jinx Hackwear

For clothing items from cons past, go to Jinx Hackwear. They are currently carrying reprints of the super popular DEFCON 12 "Real American Hacker" and "BioHazard" T-shirts, laptop sleeves, beanies and more!

Defcon 12 Events

DEF CON earned about $1300 that went to the EFF from the Dunk Tank

Black & White Ball

Defcon TV Movie Channel

Spot the Fed

Night at the Movies: Primer

Cannonball Run. Pictures and Video. Results coming soon.

Defcon Film Festival
1st Place: Poser by thesa1nt01
2nd Place: PSA #127J by vudu & badfugu

DC Shoot

Defcon 12 Artwork

Artwork contest Winners:

"BioHazard" by Haxor
"Real American Hacker" by Jesse

Keycard: Surekill

Posters: coming soon

Defcon 12 Speakers
Defcon 12 Vendors

Thank you to all the Vendors!

Vendor FAQ
Vendors of DEFCON


Visit the DEFCON Forums to meet the community.

DEFCON 12 Presentations

Looking for Past Con pics? Visit
DEFCON 12 Program: PDF file-2.8 MB?
Badge Pics: Coming Soon

Defcon 12 Contests

Capture the Flag: Winner - Sk3wl 0f r00t

Coffee Wars V: Visit the official website for comprehensive scores, Post con wrapup, etc

  • Overall Winner: Wallenford Estates Peaberry, entered by Hook
  • BANG-FOR-THE-BUCK: Spyboy Blend, entered by Spyboy

Leetest Link

Scavenger Hunt: DEF CON 12 List

Slogan Contest

  • 1st Place: Find out what you don't know - Belka
  • 2nd Place: HomeLAN Security - ASTCell
  • 3rd Place: Your Search for "Hackers of Mass Destruction" yielded no results - apacid


  • Main Drive: 1master
  • Tag:1master, Renderman, and Panthera
  • Running Man: Eric Smith and Bill Bares
  • Fox and the Hound:Renderman and Deviant Ollam



  • Obstacle Course.
    • 1st Place Mark - 50$ UAT, TShirt (Jinx)
    • 2nd Place Grant - TShirt + UAT
    • 3rd Place Narphlan - Tshirt + UAT
  • Speed
    • 1st Place Lemon Jello
    • 2nd Place IAN
    • 3rd Place Naphlan

Robot Warez
Winner - Irvine Underground, Prize: $50 + Tshirt from UAT

TCPIP Appliance
1st Place: Skull Team, Prize: $50 + TShirt from UAT. See his cool pics!
2nd Place: IRC Team, Prize: Mini Webserver

Wi-Fi Shootout II
Most Innovative Antenna: "Turbo Crew" - 0.821 miles
Commercial "Range Box": 14.0 miles
Enchanced Power Homemade: "P.A.D" - 55.1 miles
Homemade: "P.A.D." - 55.1 miles



Slashdot: Slashdot | Blackhat/Defcon Report
Slashdot: DEFCON 12 - After the Hangover
Slashdot: Combining Port Knocking With OS Fingerprinting
The Register: Rampant capitalism upsets delicate Reg reader
The Register: Vegas braces for DEFCON | The Register
The Register: VoIP hackers gut Caller ID
PC World: PDA Viruses Could Get Nasty
PC World: - School for Hackers
Blogs.PC World: Today @ PC World - New MyDoom Strikes Search Engines
The Inquirer: Hackers and establishment to mingle at DEFCON
The Inquirer: DEFCON 12: Feds Yes, Anarchy No.
TomsHardware: Hackers descend on Las Vegas
TomsHardware: Defcon 12's Fear and Hacking in Vegas
Las Vegas Sun: Las Vegas SUN: Hackers gather in Vegas for annual digital huddles
MarketPlace Public Radio: Marketplace Morning Report for August 2, 2004
Las Vegas City Life: Las Vegas City Life
Searchsecurity: REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Impressions of DefCon 12
Net-Security: HNS - Feds seek a few good hackers at Defcon
ZDNet: Hackers plan global game of 'capture the flag'
Geek.Com: Global Capture the Flag game for hackers
ZDNet: Why you should Google yourself--and often
NewsForge: Google hacks are for real
NewsForge: Blackhat/Defcon: The final report
NewsForge: DEFCON 12: Opening Day
ComputerWeekly: Hackers conference shown how to bypass Active Directory controls

Wired: Group Warns DVRs Endangered
Telecom Web: EFF's Digital Television Liberation Project Starts Its Engines

Slashdot: DefCon WiFi Distance Competition Calls For Entrants
Slashdot: DEFCON WiFi Shootout Winners Set A Land Record
Slashdot: The Dark Side Of DefCon's Wireless Network
Slashdot: Ready, Aim, HACK!
Wi-Fi Planet: High Noon for High Range Wireless
Enquirer: Teens' wireless feat could be world record
LocalTechWire: AirDefense Says Hackers Growing More Sophisticated
TechWeb: Techweb > News > WLAN security > Wireless Hacks Growing Threat > August 3, 2004
Wired: Wired News: Wi-Fi Shootout in the Desert
TomsHardware: Wireless Wizardy and chaos during at talk at Defcon
USAToday: - Teens' wireless feat could be world record
ComputerWire: WiFi and Bluetooth Distance Records Smashed
TheRegister: Wi-Fi 'sniper rifle' debuts at DEFCON | The Register
P2PNet: Wi-Fi ground distance record
P2PNet: Bringing goatse
TechWeb: Techweb > News > WLAN security > Wireless Hacks Growing Threat > August 3, 2004

Slashdot: Bluesniper Creator Interviewed on Gizmodo
Gizmodo: IMterview With Bluetooth Hacking Flexilis's John Hering
PCWorld: - Bluetooth Phones Could Leak Data
P2PNet: Bluetooth mobile snipers
Wired: Wired News: Security Cavities Ail Bluetooth
Esato: Bluetooth-cracking gun
SearchNetWorking: Bluetooth: Security's 'silent killer'

NYTimes: The New York Times > Opinion > Editorial Observer: Rolling Down the Highway, Looking Out for Flawed Elections
Slashdot: Hackers, Public Differ Greatly On E-voting Poll: E-voters not so afraid of election-day hacks | CNET
GCN: Government Computer News (GCN) daily news -- federal, state and local government technology; Public and experts split over e-voting security
ZDNet: Poll: E-voters not so afraid of election-day hacks - News - ZDNet
ComputerWorld: Can you hack the vote?
ComputerWorld: Public, security experts' e-voting views differ sharply
GCN: Government Computer News (GCN) daily news -- federal, state and local government technology; Public and experts split over e-voting security

DNS DNS opens networks to data attacks
Slashdot: Network Attacks Via DNS
Silicon.Com: DNS hack leaves corporate networks wide open -
CBROnline: Researcher says DNS can stream voice, control Trojans - Computer Business Review

Slashdot: Tor: A JAP Replacement
Wired: Wired News: Onion Routing Averts Prying Eyes
CBROnline: Tor offers onion routing for anonymity
CBROnline: Freenet project struggles with overload

Net Security: Syngress Publishing Announces the Release of "Zero Day Exploit ...
Itseccity: DEFCON : One-Hundred Leading Hackers to Present New Material to ...
Biz.Yahoo: Wireless LAN Attacks are Moving from Discovery Mode to Manipulation
BusinessWire: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Exhibitor Profiles
MarketWire: Immunix Introduces YaST GUI to Help Users of Novell's SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server Simplify Application Security Management
LockerGnome: No Starch Press Authors To Make Appearance At DEFCON 12

FSecure: Mikko's blogging on DC12
Engadget: Live from DefCon: The Sniper Yagi - Engadget -
Engadget: Who you gonna call? The BlueSniper - Engadget -
BoingBoing: Replace every image on a WiFi network with
BoingBoing: Defcon Wi-Fi shootout results
BoingBoing: Sniper rifle modded to be WiFi antenna
BoingBoing: Defcon Wifi Shootout Contest
BoingBoing: WiFi shootout in Vegas

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