Tips for dc414 members (and everyone else) at DEFCON21

Here are a few tips and guidelines to follow while in Vegas:

  • Keep an eye on dc414’s twitter, Facebook, and G+ feeds to keep up to date on what we are doing so you can join in on the fun.
  • If you have access to dc414’s VPN be sure to use it at all times on your tablet, phone, and laptop. If you do not have access to the VPN but have a server you can access “like one on your home connection”, set up a ssh tunnel and use it at all times.
  • Do not use USB “or CDs/DVDs” sticks from anyone, other then ones you brought your self, including ones you find on the floor or parking lot.
  • Do not leave USB sticks laying out that you intend to use later.
  • Do not let anyone connect their phone to your system for charging or any other reason.
  • Do not connect your phone/tablet to anyones computer other then yours.
  • When using the local WIFI “hotel, convention center, etc” Do not visit any site you intend to login to with the HTTP protocol “ie http://mail.dc414.org” only connect using HTTPS “ie https://mail.dc414.org”
  • Do not scan any QR codes with apps that do not verify the content before displaying it or opening other programs.
  • Do not ever leave your computer, phone, or tablet unattended
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