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  • DC24 Tamper-Evident Village

    Hello everyone,

    Defcon 24 will have the fourth annual Tamper-Evident Village! Since Decon 21, the MFP group has hosted the TEV to help Defcon attendees 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.
    * 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).

    Contests hosted in the Tamper Village:

    * Tamper-Evident Contest; a full-featured tamper challenge. New for this year: KING OF THE HILL! Instead of the weekend-long contest we're hosting a King of the Hill format where you tamper single items at your leisure and attempt to beat the current best. There can be only ONE! No sign ups required, play on-site when the TEV begins.
    * The Box; an electronic tamper challenge. An extremely realistic explosive with traps, alarms, and a timer ticking down. One mistake and BOOM, you're dead. Make every second count! Sign ups on-site when the TEV begins.
    * Badge Counterfeitting Contest; submit your best forgery of a Defcon 24 human badge. Other target badges are also available for those looking for more counterfeit fun!

    Something mission? Let us know!

    * Let us know if there something missing that you'd love to see at this year's TEV. We're always looking to improve - comments and concerns about previous years are also encouraged!

    See you all in the village at Defcon!
    datagram
    [mfp]

  • #2
    I don't know what the hell this is but it sounds awesome! any pics of previous events or examples? I don't believe in the search button...
    the fresh prince of 1337

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    • #3
      I will DEFINITELY be attending this! Sounds amazing!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KeLviN View Post
        I don't know what the hell this is but it sounds awesome! any pics of previous events or examples? I don't believe in the search button...
        If you go to hackerphotos.com you will see pictures of the event.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KeLviN View Post
          I don't know what the hell this is but it sounds awesome! any pics of previous events or examples? I don't believe in the search button...
          There was a wiki with pictures and content, but support for the wiki software was abandoned, and no more security updates were provided. It was taken offline a while back.

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          • #6
            This sounds awesome. But I want to do more than just absorb, I want to help. How do I volunteer some time?

            Mike

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            • #7
              Mike: in most cases, becoming a volunteer is a process that takes place over time... show up, introduce yourself, and hang out with the folk running the event this year. if you get along well and stay in touch afterward, there's always a chance that you'd be a part of the action in a bigger way at some time in the future.

              this is how TOOOL and Lockpick Village things happen (we share a room with Tamper) and it has historically worked well and kept enough new blood but at a slow enough pace that institutional knowledge remains. :-)
              "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
              - Trent Reznor

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MikeTofet View Post
                This sounds awesome. But I want to do more than just absorb, I want to help. How do I volunteer some time?

                Mike
                What Deviant said is correct, come meet us at the event and we can give you some easy stuff to do that'd be a big help to us. Looking forward to meeting you in August!

                dg
                [mfp]

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