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  • Tamper-Evident Village Returns!

    Hello everyone,

    Defcon 22 will have the second annual Tamper-Evident Village! The MFPs (Motherfucking Professionals) were undefeated for the first few years of the tamper contest at Defcon. Since Decon 21 we've hosted the TEV instead to help people learn about these security technologies. Tamper is a great hobby and one of the relatively unexplored areas of physical security. Come learn about it in a friendly, hands-on environment!

    What does Tamper-Evident mean?

    "Tamper-evident" refers to a physical security technology that provides evidence of tampering (access, damage, repair, or replacement) to determine authenticity or integrity of a container or object(s). In practical terms, this can be a piece of tape that closes an envelope, a plastic detainer that secures a hasp, or an ink used to identify a legitimate document. Tamper-evident technologies are often confused with "tamper resistant" or "tamper proof" technologies which attempt to prevent tampering in the first place. Referred to individually as "seals," many tamper technologies are easy to destroy, but a destroyed (or missing) seal would provide evidence of tampering! The goal of the TEV is to teach attendees how these technologies work and how many can be tampered with without leaving evidence.

    What's there to do at the village?

    * For your viewing pleasure, collections of high-security tamper-evident seals from around the world.
    * Sit-down presentations & demonstrations on various aspects of tamper-evident seals and methods to defeat them.
    * Hands-on fun with adhesive seals, mechanical seals, envelopes, and evidence bags.
    * Electronics rework & reverse engeineering stations for working with electronic tamper seals.
    * Contest workspaces (space permitting). Sit down in the village and work on your tamper contest box! The village should have a variety of tools you can use to help defeat your box.

    New for Defcon 22!

    * Counterfeitting! Learn about techniques used to counterfeit documents, identification cards, and much more! We hope to have a full section devoted to this (TBD based on village size).
    * The Briefcase; an electronic tamper challenge. You only get one chance, make it count! Sign ups on-site when the TEV begins.

    We'll also have some take home kits of mechanical and adhesive seals if you want something to take home to practice on. If there's anything you'd love to see at the TEV please let me know here or via PM so that we can make the village better!

    See you all in the village at Defcon!
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    Re: Tamper-Evident Village Returns!

    I love the addition of the counterfeiting. Can't wait!

    I will also offer up my services to help out in any way at the TEV.

    d3d

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    • #3
      Re: Tamper-Evident Village Returns!

      Don't forget to check out the forums for the Counterfeit Badge Contest and the Tamper-Evident Contest!

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      • #4
        Re: Tamper-Evident Village Returns!

        Thanks to everyone who attended the Tamper Village at Defcon 22! We had a lot of fun throughout the weekend. All of the presentations, hands-on tables, and contests were well received. We heard nothing but good things about the addition of The Box and the Counterfeit Badge Contest; expect to see them back in full force next year!

        Send any comments or criticism my way. Let me know what you'd like to see in the village next year. The only big complaints we heard was the lack of working space for contest teams and the village being hard to locate. We agree! Both should be resolved next year with the new location(s).

        See you all at Defcon 23!

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