Welcome to DC4420, aka Defcon London.
.reality [2015 edition]
Meetings are normally the last Tuesday of the month, except December...
March 31st - scheduled speaker; Alec Muffet, "How Facebook does password hashing"
New attendees welcome, just come along!
(There are no entry fees, and no tickets to book.)
Post talks edit, 25th February:
1. Thanks everyone who came along tonight!
2. Mika's crypto slides are here: http://bostik.iki.fi/dc4420/
We have 2 talks confirmed:
1st Talk Subject:
Snails on Speed - Short History of Commodity Crypto Acceleration
An easily digested primer for people with little exposure to
low level applied crypto.
2nd Talk Subject:
Superfish - Advert injection in SSL
Marc Rogers (@marcwrogers) and Filippo Valsorda (@FiloSottile) of Cloudflare
It has just been discovered that Lenovo shipped Windows adware
on some of their consumer laptops, that intercepts your SSL
connections to your bank, Paypal, etc. A look at how this
operates, and what the security impact of this software is
Format is usually two talks: a primary 1 hour (ish) and,
a secondary 30 minutes (ish).
Talks start at 19:30, but we have the room from about
18:30 to 23:00.
Typically our programme has a technical talk (~1 hr) and lighter talk (~30 min).
Once or twice a year we have a "Lightning Talk" format, with shorter
talks up to ~15 minutes, with anyone who wants to speak on the night.
The qualifications for speakers are simple, have a subject of interest
to fellow technical & InfoSec people. The subject can be on technical
or security issues, social interaction with technology, based on the
current events, or just something entertaining to our attendees.
As a speaker you can be an expert, a student, someone learning a new
area, maybe a regular speaker on the conference circuit, but we also
love to have new & occasional speakers.
Send your talk / activity proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org
You are very welcome to propose running activities other than talks, such
as hands-on workshop or an infosec pub quiz, or something else relevant to our
We also welcome occasional company pitches, to sell or recruit, but to regulate
the frequency of these we ask you to buy a round of drinks. Also please
discuss with Major Malfunction or Tony beforehand!
The Phoenix, Cavendish Square
Nearest tube (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines) and bus stops are
at Oxford Circus. Transport for London have a journey planner http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
We've got this handy Google Calendar thing here
Twitter : @dc4420, use the tag #dc4420
IRC: #dc4420 on Freenode
Mailing List: Get on the mailing list: here Note: don't set your address to dc4420@ as that won't work..
Linkedin : dc4420 - 600 & growing. do you read the notes there? (no recruiters allowed on unless they've been to the meetings and intro'd themselves to tony and major)
Talks: Send your info to email@example.com