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  • "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

    I hope this is place to put this. I'm going to be using some open source software I developed to create a 3D, real time visualization of the DefCon WiFi network(s). Specifically, I'll be using an IDS to spot malicious or otherwise interesting traffic and feed those events, and a dynamic network model, to the visualization software.

    I've already gotten the go-ahead from Nikita/DT/Pyr0 to set up in the contest area, but I thought people might be interested to hear about it. If I have time, I'm going to build a simple game in too, e.g., See how many critical attacks you can identify and block in 60 seconds. Sort of a 3D Missile Command.

    Look forward to seeing / meeting some of you there!
    Dan

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    Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

    Dan,

    If you would like a smaller venue to give a talk and demo of your software to others please let me know and we can schedule a date/time in the Wireless Village. I am sure the Wireless enthusiast would be very interested.

    DaKahuna
    DaKahuna
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    Will Hack for Bandwidth

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      Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

      DaKahuna,
      Sounds great! I'll drop you an email to figure out the logistics. You can check out the software at Gibson3D.org.

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        Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

        I am confirming with Nikia and Pyr0 that this has received a nod from one of them.

        No nod, no forum.
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          Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

          Got confirmation from Nikita, but I suggest you quickly fill out the RFI requested by pyro ... it might be too late to get your info into the program, but it will likely help you in other ways:

          If you can provide a forum description (short, like under 255 chars, or one or two sentences) then I can make a forum for this.

          Do you have a twitter feed for this? Site link? Wiki? Other URL to add to the description? Please let me know, and I can add them. These are not required but can help people that are interested in learning more, or finding out about last-minute updates or changes.
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            Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

            Great! I submitted the RFI to Pyr0 right after I heard from Nikita - in early May, I think. Here is a blurb for the forum:

            View the DefCon network activity as a 3D model, in real time. Take a turn flying through it and trying to find your friends. Try to set off the IDS in to make a cool visual. See if it's really "the most hostile network on Earth."

            Twitter is @dklinedinst and the URL for the software / project is http://www.gibson3d.org. Contact information is dan at bizling dot com.

            Thanks a lot!
            Dan

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              Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

              Originally posted by dklinedinst View Post
              Great! I submitted the RFI to Pyr0 right after I heard from Nikita - in early May, I think. Here is a blurb for the forum:

              View the DefCon network activity as a 3D model, in real time. Take a turn flying through it and trying to find your friends. Try to set off the IDS in to make a cool visual. See if it's really "the most hostile network on Earth."

              Twitter is @dklinedinst and the URL for the software / project is http://www.gibson3d.org. Contact information is dan at bizling dot com.

              Thanks a lot!
              Dan
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              Good luck!
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                Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

                Thanks for getting me set up!

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                  Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

                  =dklinedinst;120329, I'll be using an IDS to spot malicious or otherwise interesting traffic and feed those events, and a dynamic network model, to the visualization software.Dan
                  " "malicious or otherwise interesting traffic ""

                  Dan,

                  I have read the info on the link and have seen the posts between you and others about your project and find this very interesting. I was hoping you might give a quick, bit less sophisticated explanation of the type of information from the wireless network you will be displaying and how it works for some of us less savvy followers.

                  Thanks

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                    Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

                    Glad to! So, my software, Gibson, can create a 3D model of all the computers on the local network. Picture a 3D video game like Quake or something... you can move around in the model, zoom in, browse, search, etc. Then, I take the network traffic to and from those computers and use an intrusion detection system to look for anything that I consider interesting. The "interesting" events are depicted in the model as moving objects that interact with the computer that is doing them.

                    What is "interesting"? Well, the default rules of an IDS will look for possible security events, like someone downloading a virus or launching an attack on someone else. But, it being DefCon, I thought there would be other things people might want to see. For example, how many people go to .mil or .gov websites while they're at DefCon? How many people look at pr0n? How many visit script kiddie sites like /b/, or good security sites like Exotic Liability, or genuine black hat sites like [REDACTED]?

                    Make sense? Sound fun?

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                    • #11
                      Re: "Watch The Carnage" Network visualization

                      Originally posted by dklinedinst View Post
                      Make sense? Sound fun?
                      Yes very clear, Thanks.

                      I will be looking forward to seeing your project in action!

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