Well I need a few days off since Defcon 20- but I hope that everyone had a great conference. I’ll post reactions and thoughts in a few days. Look for new projects here (and discussions in the forum) in a few weeks.
I’ll also be adding some stuff to the LostboY.net online store. Generally one-of-a-kind items…
The registration round has closed. Congrats to those who made it. Apologies to those that didn’t- I held reg open as long as I could.
The very nature of mC is that not everyone will complete the contest. It’s not meant to be easy. It’s meant to be a fun, exciting challenge. And it’s meant to be worthy of a black badge at Defcon. (As labeled by others, “the embodiment of hacker skills and mindset”).
Feel free to seek teams to join.
Or just play in the badge challenge. It is designed to be more accessible to a wider audience. Also hopefully it’s fun…
If you are attending DEFCON this year, and it’s your first time attending, I invite you to try your hand at the Mystery Challenge (mC) registration round. It is currently open, and began on 1o57.net, along with hints on the #1o57 twitter feed. You can play in the registration round, and nobody will know, so if you’re scared or embarrassed, don’t be. Let your curiosity get the better of you. Just have fun. Use this as an excuse to find the groups forming in IRC chat rooms this very moment- or on message boards, and other places (is there a Reddit/r ?) Break out of your shell. Network. To quote the best worst movie we all love, “Hackers of the world unite.”
Message to veterans of DEFCON/mC: I am considering points, hints, or something for teams that have n00bs, new to DEFCON on them. I challenge you to find new members for your teams in these registration trials you’re going through now. The gauntlet is thrown down. Have fun.
So I figured that chatting via Twitter wasn’t very productive, and spammed too many people. So I put up a quick and dirty Simple machines forum…I may even get around to skinning it to match the site…yeah right…
The discussions have already taken off for the registration round- The collaboration has begun again. Just like old times. (Only that wimp Grifter isn’t there…I think you should all email him and tell him how you feel about him, and mock is lack of participation this year, as he cowers in fear of all your collective might!)
Hints are still going out via Twitter, and I’ll drop some biggies tonight.
I really like to see teams pick up new people too- so if you are new to all of this, or afraid to put your hat in the ring, what have you got to lose? Oh, and you can’t *buy* your way into mC (j/k CTF)-