Microsoft Virtualization Event in Brookfield

Just got an email from Microsoft saying they have a virtualization event in brookefield.

Figured since I was going I’d share in case anyone else wants to join me.  Should be worth while.

Starts: Thursday, December 08, 2011 9:00 AM
Ends: Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:00 PM
Time zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

“Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield

375 S Moorland Rd
Brookfield Wisconsin 53005
United States


Register by Phone: 1-877-MSEVENT 9AM-7PM EST M-F
Meal: Yes
Presenter(s):  Brian Lewis and Matt Hester.
Language(s):  English.
Product(s):  Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Azure, Windows Server and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Audience(s):  IT Generalist.”or register here

BarCamp – Post Conference Report

DC414 got a lot of exposure at BarCamp.  We were the only peeps that setup in “the commons” where most everyone would pass through while entering the building.  This was also the area that lightning talks, introductions, and closing events took place.

Wall of Sheep
The wall was a great success for the most part.  Initially, we had to manually sniff and enter sheep onto the wall.  This was becoming a pain in the ass.  We finally got it automated by taking a log from ettercap and piping it into a ruby script which would post to simple webservice.  The source can be found here.  In the afternoon we started getting flooded with fake logins to from a user on the network.  Some nerd had scripted this to create chaos upon us!  Unfortunately, we were tapped onto the network at such a point were we would not see local IPs for the source of traffic.  I lol’d and set dw5304 on the hunt to track the user down.  We knew he was using ruby as that’s what the user-agent string was.  dw5304 quickly found him and we all had a laugh.  The scripter gave a lightning talk on his mischief later in the evening.  We’d like to expand on the current scripts and tweak our filters to automate even more types of insecure communications.

The overall atmosphere was very, very hacker friendly.  I had fun listening in to Klaiviel, Vlad, and darkwind troll some unfortunate hotel workers on their radios.  We also did a bit of urban exploration in Bucketwork’s basement … with a 1w laser 😉  Klaiviel did an awesome job presenting on lock picking/etc.  It was funny how Klaiviel showed up with like 5x as many locks and equipment as the guy who was hosting the lockpicking session.  There is safe at Bucketworks that they need assistance opening … Klaiviel did a bunch of research and came to the conclusion that he will need to brute force it.  I’m hoping dc414 can come together and make this happen.  dw5304 dropped a lot of knowledge to people coming by our setup.  Much thanks to all the equipment and dedication he brought to BarCamp.

Some very smart folks were creeping around and while I personally did not see many presentations, I still learned a lot.  We gave out a ton of stickers, flyers, window clings (thanks cmoney and Anarchy).  With that we should see new peeps start showing up to meetings.

dc414 @ barcamp mke

We are proud to announce that dc414 will have a little area at barcamp mke this year! We will be selling stickers, taking orders for shirts, handing out fliers, showcasing some of our past projects and running a DEFCON style wall of sheep “with a dc414 twist”!! Should be lots of fun so come check out our area and barcamp!

To keep up to date with dc414’s activities at barcamp mke you can follow us on our mailing list, facebook, and twitter. Hope to see you there.

Sweet DEFCON19 stuff and pwnage.

Got some cool shit at DEFCON, here are some pics of the stuff i got. Here is the DEFCON19 cd iso, and here is your mom 😛

While at DEFCON we ran a little hack contest, back at the riv amongst our selves “me, ngharo, black rat, and alex”, to see who could bypass the hotels internet billing system 🙂 I would like to say that i came out on top as leet hacker supreme by getting online first. Yeah im the best hacker ever 😛 dont freak out, we are good people and didn’t actually use the hotels internet in this manner, i personally opted for a slightly more secure method and tethered my phone. ok thats it peace.

From DEFCON to the clink.

Well DEFCON19 was awesome and we got some cool stuff that i would love to show you, but the cops have it all! I can talk more about that shit later. We had a great time at DEFCON as always, our talk went good and we met lots of cool people. ngh and i will not be at the next dc414 meeting because we have to go to Iowa to get our stuff back, but the meeting should still be poppin so stop in and say hi! 🙂

Thanks all!

Thanks to everyone that came to our haphazard pre-DC19 dc414 meeting 🙂 We held this meeting so ngharo and I could get a better idea of what to talk about at DC19 and we got just that! We also had time to shoot the shit a little and talk about up coming events and meetings. So thank you again everyone that came out! Even though this wasn’t a normal dc414 meeting I still felt the need to give out free crap, every one congrat Lady Zsa Zsa on winning a awesome Diskette Manager 3, works best on DOS 2.3 and above 😛

lady zsa zsa holder her winnings

dc414 @ DEFCON19

ngharo and I will be giving a presentation at DEFCON19!! DefCon Groups asked us to talk a little about dc414. Like about how we run it, what we do at meetings, what we do in public, and other odds and ends. This will be a first and a honor for the both of us, It should be lots of fun 🙂