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Defcon Kart at Defcon 19. (site)
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Back for DEFCON 19 - The 10,000¢ Hacker Pyramid!!! Come and be a lucky audience member who will participate with a DEFCON Celebrity in a fast paced game of Pyramid! It may be the last Dick Clark property to be Seacrested... so we're bringing it to you FIRST! Every contestant has a chance at the FABULOUS PRIZES - all the way up to the GRAND PRIZE of 10,000¢!!!!!!! (site),(twitter.)
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Alcoholic Ice Cream Contest. Alcohol. Ice cream. Mix. Serve. Best one wins. (twitter)
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Want to try your hand with digital art for Defcon?
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DEF CON 19 Artwork Contest is Open!
by Club81
Core Security's CoreTex Competitions team running 'Backdoorhiding' with 2 stages; choose one or both & most points wins! 1=[Hide your backdoors in plain sight], 2=[Spot all players backdoors]. (site), (twitter)
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This contest was first held at Defcon 13. What is being planned for this year? More inside. (site)
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Beer Cooling at DEFCON 20
by Thorn
The CannonBall Run to DefCon (site.)
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Last Post: 9 days away
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9 days away
by astcell
Everyone knows Capture The Flag! You don't? Contestants apply l33t skillz in an all out cyber war demonstrating OS, application and network security dominance in order to gain unauthorized access and score points (digital flags) while simultaneously preventing others from doing the same. (site) (twitter)
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CTF in the news, blogs
CTP is a network scavenger hunt. In this challenge, contestants will monitor the network, look for clues, solve puzzles, and win prizes. (signup)
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Capture the Packet - FAQ
For the first time, KoreLogic's Password Cracking Challenge is coming to DEFCON as a contest. 53,000 password hashes in 48 hours? You game? (site), (twitter)
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Last Post: Twitter Feed
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Twitter Feed
by minga
Coding, compiling, competition, consumption (of alcohol) -- think of the fun! (site), (twitter.)
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Register for Crash and Compile
by Gigs
"Impossible to reseal or reuse". Your goal is to prove them wrong and document your work every step of the way. (site)
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A reverse engineering game. (site), (twitter).
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Contest's prizes
Forum for the Defcon 19 badge and badge-like discussion. (twitter), (<a href="Classified%3a%20DTS//FDUO">site</a>)
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[Defcon 19] Writeup?
by jjarmoc
Due to the growing number of awesome beards at DEFCON and the (popularity?) of the shitshow that is beardsmanship, it's time that folks were recognized for letting their unix beards fly. (site), (twitter), (facebook)
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Geo Caching with a digital twist. RFID Caches, Cryptography, Ciphering & GPS reveal digital caches on the Vegas Strip. (site) (twitter)
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Deviant Ollam
Future of the GeoChallenge
RTFR inside and submit to us a short story. The topic may be of your choosing so long as it meets the guidelines in the rules. Read threads inside for more information
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Post-DefCon 19: Discussion
by eris
EFF and Vegas 2.0 present "Hack the Vote" on e-voting machines. Which candidates wins will be determined by the number of votes and your ability to steal them. (site)
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Kamikaze Hot Sauce Wars. You think your favorite is the best? Bring it and maybe you can volunteer life and limb to judge it, too! (site.)
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The Network Forensics Puzzle Contest is a challenging mystery requiring contestants to forensically analyze packet captures (and more!) to uncover an evil plot. (site), (twitter)
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Last Post: Post-Con Updates!
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Post-Con Updates!
by Triskt
Get the answer, provide the questions. Score the most points, and you win!
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Contest run by Deviant, Gringo Warrior asks people to escape a mock Mexican jail. Can you do it?
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Hackers and gamers team up in the coolest gaming tournament at Defcon. Combining a hacking contest with a TF2 tourney, the teams must work together as actions in one environment impact the other. (twitter), (site)
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Last Post: Onsite signups
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Onsite signups
by gdead
The Lock-Picking Village has many demonstrations and some contests. This is a run by mny volunteers such as Deviant and TOOOL-USA. This may include: Points Competition, Lock Field Stripping, Speed Picking Competition, and more!
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Lock-picking in the news/blogs
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Not to be confused with the original Capture the Flag (CTF), OCTF is organized by The Open CTF Group to be played openly by people at Defcon. (Formerly known as the aCTF or "amateur Capture the Flag.") (site).
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Project 2 is active. Look for puzzles everywhere in the con, bring your answers to the terminal in the contest area. (site) (Ole Site URL)
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Project 2
by zephyr
Discussions for The DefCon Scavenger Hunt. Send suggestions for the scavenger hunt list to scavlist (and here is where the at symbol can be placed) gmail (and of course you need a dot here) com, (Facebook), (twitter.)
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Last Post: Teh Winnars!
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Teh Winnars!
by eris
Returning to Defcon 19, the Crew at is challenging you. We are inviting those of you who think you can use ethical social engineering skills to stretch your limits as a social engineer. A unique blend of information gathering, planning and attack vector execution will challenge the very core of every participant. This will be a different SE challenge as our focus is not on who can “get” the target the worst, but a true display of SE talents. (site) (announced)
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Stories on SECTF2 in news/blogs
The Schemaverse is a space-based strategy game implemented entirely within a PostgreSQL database where you compete against other players using raw SQL commands. Use your SQL skills to interactively command your fleets to glory during this weekend-long tournament for the database geeks. Or, if your PL/pgSQL-foo is strong, wield it to write AI and have your fleet command itself while you enjoy the con!
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Continued discussion
by Abstrct
The one and only Defcon "Spot the Fed" Contest
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Are you a sheep? Maybe you are and don't know it. Think you can herd the sheep to slaughter? Do it! This is the Wall of Sheep. (site), (twitter)
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WoS in the news/blogs