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#LOLBitcoin Party Access Control System Setup

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At Defcon 21 earlier this month ExploitHub and Rift Recon held #LOLBitcoin, a party at a two story Sky Villa in the Palms Hotel. In order to get in, guests had to solve a multi-phase crypto challenge (Walkthrough posted on the ExploitHub blog) or receive a VIP pass. Here Rift Recon engineer John Norman describes our setup utilized for the party. With 10 days to go before Blackhat, and an epic party planned at the Palms Hotel, we had a problem. Some of the key sponsors were still on the fence about doing the RFID-based party access system we’d proposed...

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Black Hat USA 2013 and DEF CON 21 Recap

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Ten days in Las Vegas sounds like a lot of fun to some people, or a long time for other people. But for the Rift Recon team, the time flew by as we attended and demoed our new Red Team bag at Black Hat USA 2013, BSides Las Vegas and DEF CON 21. These three hacking and security conferences span the high-end professional physical security sector to the independent, under-the-radar contractors. The Rift team had the pleasure of connecting and talking shop with everyone, with all levels of interest, experience and abilities. At Black Hat, just as the keynotes and...

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