dc414 does EscapeMKE James Bomb

So a few weeks ago a bunch of us got together to do the 2nd mission at EscapeMKE, titled James Bomb.  It was a blast!   While I won’t go into detail of the mission, we soared through all parts of it so fast, the host swore we had cheated at multiple areas, and was ready to disqualify us.  We found a new and unknown (to EscapeMKE) way to complete one of the tasks that hadn’t been done before, leading us to get to the final step at approximately 18 minutes into the hour. We did prove our method, and were credited appropriately without cheating!

Unfortunately we got stuck on that last step until about 22 seconds remaining, but we did successfully complete it! (damn old touchy equipment)



December Meeting Recap

darkwind tried to show off a pager hacking demo.  I believe we were getting some new and unknown interference on the RF band he was trying to hack.  Not going to call this one as a demo fail, since the new RF interference is interesting.

DAS BOOT.  We lockpicked a TRIMAX car boot, using a BIC pen.  I think time from the package being opened to it being picked was less than 30 min.  Once we got a process going, we could pick it in under 17 seconds, just a BIC pen.  Video exists of this, we’ll try to get it put up soon.  TRIMAX: your product sucks, BIC: your products rule.

Watch a video of the TRIMAX fail

<REDACTED2> showcased a hack to Southwest’s boarding zone/boarding number system.  Want to be in line as A17 and not B47? <REDACTED2> showed us how.

We also discussed a new DC414 DEFCON Groups point-of-contact.  That has now been set and communicated to the DEFCON person responsible.  We’ll once again be recognized as an active group!

Titles are updated.  If you look under the contact portion of our page, most of the goofy titles will be updated there.

You’ll note I left some names out as <REDACTED>.  If you want your name/nickname there, let me know.  I don’t want our recaps to be a blast of “CRASH OVERLOAD HAXXORD THE GIBSON” to the Internet and anyone who may see it and cause trouble for the person who did the hack. (Some names have since been approved to be un-redacted)

That’s all the demos I can recall.

Next meeting: Jan 8th, 2016.

Upcoming Events (as of December 2015)

December 12:  Escape MKE, where a group is locked in a puzzle room, where puzzles, riddles, and coded messages are the only means of escape.  Doing the James Bomb mission.  All sold out for our group.

December 19: BasementLAN, contact Darkwind if you’re not already in.

January 8: DC414 Meeting, CESI  (first Friday is Jan 1st, so we probably won’t meet then)

March 11-12: Cyphercon, at Pfister and Safe House.  We want DC414 hackers at Cyphercon, so get in on the tickets as soon as you can! SOLD OUT