Rift Recon Blog

A little spring cleaning at Rift

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Hi Everyone,Eric here! We’ve silently been getting ready for some exciting projects but today I wanted to share some updates.Spring Cleaning! Overhaul: The main site will be undergoing some big changes. The blog and content will move to a different page but will still go out over Twitter and other social media platforms so don’t worry about staying up to date!Flow: We’ll be reviewing and clearing up our online sites for cohesiveness and continuity.Design: Our store at http://shop.riftrecon.com is going to get a sprucing up. We’ve gotten a lot of great customers give us feedback over the years and we...

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Art of Escape - Hack In the Box - Amsterdam

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For those of you of following us, you will know that we haven’t had a international edition of Art of Escape yet. Well now I’m here to tell you is the first time we’re going to do it, and we’re quite excited.We’ll be hosting this Art of Escape in Amsterdam at Hack in the Box a well regarded information security conference which has asked us to host the Art of Escape at their upcoming event in May on May 23rd for 3 days. This will be a interesting event for us as we’re now going to be doing this in...

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The Next Art of Escape - Coming Soon

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Hi Everyone, It’s been a loooong while since we’ve hosted a public Art of Escape training. It’s getting on to be a year. We have been inundated with requests to run another public AoE for some time but we’ve been pulled in different directions as Rift Recon is a growing company, and putting on private Art of Escapes for companies.  Another direction that we’ve been pulled is my other new venture Dark Sum a Darknet indexing company that was born out of research here at Rift Recon and tested in DARPA MEMEX. So it just hasn’t left much time in the day for...

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Rift Recon Beginner Series Presents: Raking 101 with Aaron Autrand

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There’s a new show about hackers on the USA Network. It’s called Mr. Robot, and Christian Slater is in it, which pretty much guarantees that it will get canceled, but it’s pretty good thus far. At least with the hacking scenes, the hacker doesn’t have a GUI to get into everything. There’s no drag and drop stuff; the hacking is (to my mostly untrained eye) plausibly believable. There’s even a lockpicking scene in Episode 2. The camera angles make it difficult to see exactly what he’s doing, but it too looks fairly believable.Now that you’ve been spending some time with...

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Rift Recon Beginner Series Presents: Picking Locks 101 with Aaron Autrand

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Get ready to start yelling at your television.I’m going to make a guess here. Heist flicks, caper films, con-man stories…you eat them up. Even the bad ones. You’ve fancied yourself a master thief, you just lack some of the required skills (and would like to avoid the inside of a jail cell).So maybe you aren’t cut out for a life of crime, but that doesn’t mean you won’t eagerly lap up a rerun of Ocean’s 11, or an episode of Leverage, or something else along those lines.I’m the same way, but this weekend I found myself shaking my head in...

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