DEFCON 22: WarKitteh – cat on the warprowl

Why do the wardriving yourself when your cat can do it for you? Gene Bransfield gave this presentation at the recent DEFCON 22 conference, describing his efforts to use domestic pets wearing WiFi sniffer/GPS logging gear to essentially warprowl for WiFi hotspots. There’s also DoSdog, a standard pooch wearing a backpack concealing a Hak5 Pineapple, […]

DEFCON badge update

Parallax has announced the details on the DEFCON 22 badge. “The badge is based around the Propeller P8X32A 32-bit Multicore Microcontroller. The circuit consists of a Propeller (microcontroller, EEPROM, clock), an infrared LED and receiver for badge-to-badge communication, a bank of eight LEDs for visual feedback, four button touch pads and a USB circuit for […]

DEFCON 22 badge revealed

DEFCON badge master Ryan Clarke has revealed the design for this upcoming weekend’s DEFCON 22 conference credentials. “The badge features a circuit board and several LEDs. Buried within it, however, are crypto-puzzles, electronic Easter eggs, and a backstory about things that aren’t what they seem. The underlying theme riffs on John Carpenter’s 1988 sci-fi cult […]