dc414 June going on now!

Just look for the sign!


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Belouve did a presentation on OSINT and TraceLabs. Here are some links relevant to that talk, or from the slide deck:

Join TraceLabs (You will likely need to register and join their Slack)


Hunchly Tool and Hunchly Training

IntelTechniques Menu (select items over on the left side). Also this site is where you can download Buscador OS

OSINT Dashboard

CherryTree (To take notes, is cross-platform) and Freeplane (mapping out connections)

I (Belouve) will probably keep this list updated as I get more resources dug up.

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December Meeting Recap

Boop.  Under construction for now.

An administrative header:

  1. We are indeed horrible at updating the site.  I pledge to fix this, but I’ve said that before.
  2. Meetings will always happen.  First Friday of the month.  Click that calendar in your taskbar.  Is it the first Friday of the month? Yes? Then we have a meeting at 7 and you should be there, even if you get there late, don’t worry.  Today is not the first Friday? Then get hyped for the next meeting. Also: https://www.meetup.com/dc414group/
  3. I was locked out of my account and had problems resetting it.  The root problem was found to be related to salty meat that comes in a can.  In other words: SPAM.  As you can tell, I’m back in now.
  4. Meetings do have rules, DC414 has rules.  I’m not bothered to define them right now, but I want to establish that we’re not crazy anarchistic and if something bugs you about a meeting, let us know.  We really only say something if it gets to be a problem.  In summary, our rules derive from DEFCON, and are mostly “Don’t be a dick”
  5. The Meeting Recaps are what I’ve seen, or what the other writers have seen.  There is almost always some other cool thing that I didn’t see or write down.  If I missed a cool thing that happened, just give me a writeup on it and I’ll get it out there.
  6. We are really growing.  Seriously, about 20 or more per meeting, lots of fun things.  And we’re glad you showed up even if we didn’t get a chance to tell you that directly.

Okay, so on to a summary of cool things we did this past meeting.  I’ll update with video and images when I can.

Under construction.

Lots of chatter

This meeting was a lot more social.  Less demos, and more talking with each other.  Seems to just be the December motif, and that’s fine if it is more social than demos. Lots of beer swapping, candy, and candy corn beer.

Nothing that a good probing can’t fix

There was discussion over tracking down a possible break in an ethernet cable at someone’s place of business.  Another hacker was kind enough to bring in an amplifier probe, and demo’d how that would track down a break.


Safe Dial

Messed around with a safe dial that was mounted on an orange acrylic stand.  We didn’t know the combination, but we figured it out. And then set a new one.

And in a first for DC414, I will include the details of that combination:

We chose to do the square of 414.  414 x 414.  Which is 171396.  So the combination is 17-13-96.  Congrats, you know the combination to a lock on an acrylic stand, that secures nothing.  It is a really janky combination, and talk to one of us and we’ll go over why.

This lock will also probably be tuned and updated.  We’ll practice safe dial manipulation later.

But can you pick it with a fork?

This will be the writeup on the lock that we picked with a plastic fork.  Pictures and video support this, and will be put here in a fun writeup.

So, again, under construction, but I’m getting something out there as soon as I can.

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November, and future!

So if it’s not apparent, we’re terrible at actually updating the website. November meeting is taking place as scheduled, see you Friday the 2nd!

If you’re reading this and it’s past November, check the meeting link above. 1st Friday of every month!


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May’s meeting days away.

Our next meet is happening on Friday! see https://www.dc414.org/meetings/ for location details.

This meeting I will be doing one of the more interesting demos I did a few years back.
did someone say laser microphones? (note to some of the other members… no 5mw or higher lasers please…)

See you there!

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Welcome to 2018!

dc414’s next meet is tomorrow, 2/02/2018. Will the hacker see his shadow? I hope so, because that means he’s at dc414!

Meetings are always 1st Friday of the month. See Locations for details!


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October’s meet is days away!

Our next meet is happening on Friday!  see https://www.dc414.org/meetings/  for location details.

See you there!


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1337 badge from the shoot won!

The 1337 BoomBadge has been won by yours truly!  Thanks to BMPTS for the awesome work on this!  See you next year!



If you are curious what’s on the bottom, and want to know more, check out patents 2,844,902 and 1,288,797.


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January Meeting Recap

Starting the new year off with MOAR RECAPS.  I (Belouve) did not get there at the start, so I will recap what I was told by others.  People can fill in details if they want.

SoftEther VPN


We had a demo on SoftEtherVPN (“SoftEther” means “Software Ethernet”). This is a multi-protocol VPN software, that runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris.

Also open source, and free.  You can go from Open VPN to SoftEtherVPN smoothly.  Check out the site for other highlighted features I haven’t listed here.

We’re being hacked by Russia, right? …. Right?

Belouve arrived and set up a talk digging into the details of the recent “Russian” hacking.  Pointing to the US-CERT report and the files they sent, only 2 out of the 911 indicators given by US-CERT point to Russia.  The reports on APT28 and APT29 cite some vague ‘evidence’.

One of the best things is that an APT29 report (see page 9) references the use of MiniDuke malware as being Russia.

So Belouve looked up the MiniDuke specifics, binaries, breakdown, etc.

The word ‘Russia” does not appear anywhere in the report.

But…MiniDuke does open up a backdoor…

to Turkey (See page 22)

Discover Recon Script

Belouve demonstrated his slimmed-down version of Discover Scripts, which he has available at https://github.com/belouve/discover

Credit given: the original discover script is made by Lee Baird, as available here. My version has slimmed his down, and I have updated some other steps.

This script is tuned to do as much passive recon on a target as it can, without touching the target and alerting it to its scan.

Uses ARIN, dnsrecon, goofile, goog-mail, goohost, theHarvester, Metasploit, URLCrazy, Whois, PGP Keys, multiple other websites, and then recon-ng.

The recon-ng modules scrape Bing, Google, Hackertarget, Netcraft, Shodan, Threatcrowd, GitHub, Twitter, LinkedIn, Whois, and Censys.io for information.  It parses and pivots the information gathered from other modules and earlier steps.

Take a look over the tool, it is constantly being tweaked.

Vlad’s LED Tree of LED Glory

Vlad did a demo on his multicolored individually-addressable LED tree.  Big tree, and I feel a video would go best here.

DEFCON Groups Update

Message from DEFCON groups.  Yay DC414 for actually responding to and doing the challenge!

Next Meeting

Next meeting is Friday, February 3rd.  Same bat time, same bat channel.


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December Meeting Recap

Whoa. A meeting recap.


So what did we all do?

Caleb – Presented on Crafting Digital Radio Signals, to Control Things

He has a blog post about his Digital Radio Signals, and that was a majority of what was presented.  He was able to do a live demo of the capture of a remote outlet, and replay of the capture.

There was also “a peculiar signal hiccup”, wherein the signal to the remote outlet would not be received.  It would be similar to a jamming signal, if jamming radio signals were allowed.  Good thing we abide by all RF rules.

He demonstrated the ability to observe vehicle remote locking, and showed the lock and unlock signal.

njRAT v0.7d – Part Two

A part two would make sense with part one, but ::shrug::

Showed off the njRAT v0.7d that came along for the ride on a torrent. njRAT is a remote-access Trojan that has been used for the last few years. A 2013 report from General Dynamics / Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions goes over detailed indicators, domains, and TTP’s in conjunction with attacks using njRAT.  It is also apparently up to version 0.9.  The malware is making a comeback, and maybe due to some evasion techniques shown. (or people just continue to be dumb in downloading from torrents.  That could be it too)

If njRAT is run, Hey, Look! It’s detected as a virus!

Instead, do some tech magic (someone can add detail) using Base64 in Microsoft Visual Studio.  Runs now, the EXE is loaded, and it doesn’t trigger alerts or errors.


And hey, we have a remote desktop!

If we turn on the remote webcam function…

…hey!  This is why you should tape over your webcams! And we had keyloggers, microphone access, and chats available too!

So, just don’t trust things that are pirated from the Interwebz.

Do you want this for yourself?  Do a search for njRAT or njRAT v0.7d, and you can have it yourself.  (or, it seems 0.9 is around) You will have to compile/tinker/tech magic it yourself, though.

Picking on Level 3

Well, not directly.  We were shown a few links to see Internet health

Dynatrace , Dynatrace Keynote, and DownDetector

We just couldn’t help noticing how bad Level3 looked at the time.

Hacking the HooToo HT-TM05

So this is a $40 Travel Router, and we can HACK THE SHIT OUT OF IT


Has WiFi built in, (added?) a 128GBD SSD, and it has a full Linux kernel on it now, OpenWRT, and Powered by LuCi.  Portable power that also lasts a good portion of the day.

Can do a File Server, put movies onto it, or put a web forum on it.  We plan to set one or more of these up and carry them around DEFCON 25.

Relevant GitHub that may be useful

Some were also interested in the PirateBox , that can be built on different hardware for about $35.

Something something CYPHERCON

Yeah.  See @cyphercon or cyphercon.com if you have no clue here.

If you have a better recollection of things from our meeting, good for you! Also, we could probably use that info in this update.  Comment or edit, or e-mail some DC414 folk about your contributions.



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