The ShellCon Hacker Village is about trying new things! ShellCon is all about practicality and giving you the opportunity to put to use what you’ve just learned.
Capture the Flag
DC562 and ShellCon are proud to present the inaugural ShellCon CTF. Taking place concurrent with ShellCon on October 19th, 2017, the ShellCon CTF will be a Jeopardy-style event with InfoSec-related challenges from a variety of disciplines, from web hacking to reversing to cryptography. There may potentially even be physical challenges, situations permitting. See the CTF page for details.
Come try out a variety of vulnerable and broken devices that live on our home and work networks, yet are rarely thought of or secured. Does your toaster run Linux or another embedded OS? Bring it to the village and use our tools and knowledge to see if you can find a 0-day!
The CryptoCurrency Village offers you the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss topics associated with this rapidly-evolving intersection of technology and economics. Never before has the world seen such a shift in currency decentralization that began with Bitcoin and later spawned a myriad of alternative digital currencies–some of which will be discussed by our experts presenting at ShellCon’s inaugural hacker convention in Los Angeles.
We have our own Lockpicking Village, like any respectable con. Come test your skills, or learn from @Cannibal!
ShellCon has two free “micro workshops” this year, but spots are limited.
Workshop are restricted to 5 participants, first come first serve. Registration will be available inside the Hacker Village starting at 10AM the day of the con. You must be present to register. A laptop is required for all workshops.
1330 – 1530 Breaking Crypto the Easy Way with FeatherDuster
Crypto bugs in 2017 are like SQL injection bugs in the 90s: They’re everywhere (even in the products of the biggest names in tech!), and they’re trivial to exploit given a little bit of know-how and the right tools. FeatherDuster is a tool meant to make breaking crypto easier and faster for noobs and experts alike. Come along and learn to brush away magical crypto fairy dust with FeatherDuster!
Participants should have FeatherDuster (https://github.com/nccgroup/featherduster) and socat installed, and will benefit from having a working knowledge of Python.
1600 – 1800 Android Malware Reversing Workshop
Have you ever wanted to take apart android malware for yourself, or even just see what the inside of an APK looks like? In this workshop we will cover Android system concepts, compare uncompiled code with compiled and reversed code, and take apart an application using freely available tools. You’ll learn how to get the application off your phone, how to unpack an apk, decompile and interpret automatically reversed java code, and more.