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Re: [Dailydave] RockyCon '05 - a report
From: J B (kybrdcowboygmail.com)
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 09:57:26 CDT
Are there any sites or places I can find out more about this
conference? Also is there any more info available about the new
nachOS? Would love to know more.
On 7/5/05, antoherihushmail.com <antoherihushmail.com> wrote:
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> RockyCon '05
> What follows is an eyewitness account of a con that has set new
> standards for every other con out there. The largest underground
> party ever thrown on the face of this planet. RockyCon 2005.
> On July 1st a massive contingent of blackhats, sellouts and
> ex-cons landed in an undisclosed location in the deep woodlands
> of Michigan. Meaning, American flags, Jesus is Lord t-shirts, and
> promises of hell on bumperstickers for various activities ranging
> from coathanger gymnastics to sodomy. Friday's pre-con activities
> included stealing microwaves from renowned martial arts experts,
> the unveiling of nachOS..an injectable mini-OS that looks like it'll
> raise the bar on backdooring standards, and a handson sigint
> involving a rather impressive display of boys-will-be-boys
> mentality within the global intelligence community.
> Allthough the specifics of the main event are still somewhat clouded
> in a haze of pigfat and alcohol, I'll try my best to recapture
> the essentials. After being transported from the pick up point
> to said undisclosed location, we were introduced to Marty the Pig.
> Marty the pig was originally intended to alert the con organisation
> of any intrusion attempts. But due to it's high rate of false
> positives we got sick of Marty fairly quickly, so we
> decided Marty'd serve better as the main focus for the con's 'deep
> auditing' track, at the end of which we were left with 150 pounds
> of pig, stuffed with chicken and brattwurst, and plenty of bugs.
> vegans suck.
> It took about 7 hours for Marty to cook, during which everyone
> chipped in to set the stage for the main event. Tent
> pitching techniques were pioneered and implemented, tables set up
> , and presentations prepared. Then we peeled garlic for 4 hours.
> I have to say, was very zen. As dusk set in, the firepit was lit
> and it
> was time for RockyCon to go into full swing.
> One of the main tracks focused on 'secure by default cap settings in
> trusted computing environments', and
> introduced something that was described as the 'bottle lever'
> After everyone had a go, the true potential of these advances in cap
> abuse became quite apparent and it didn't take long before a bunch
> people applied it in the wild with an overwhelming successrate. The
> presenter of this track was later credited with advancing the art of
> default anti-bush tirades, egged on by a Kevin Smith look and act-
> dubbed 'Silent Rob'. He also got shot down by the chick with the
> bling, even after hooking her up with a personal demo of blever.c.
> There were several sidetracks, presented on a massive projection
> which provided a nice contrast with the surrounding woodland.
> here involved a variety of zombie-flicks and listening to Eric Hines
> explain how he had a patch and that it wasn't the crypto over a
> soundtrack. Followed by the chick with the nipple bling busting
> into a
> "USA, USA.." chant combined with a slow-clap. Advances right there.
> Then of course there was the axe-throwing track (aimed at showing
> robust the firedoor implementation was in preparation for Sunday's
> demonstration). The getting-abso-fucking-shitfaced track was the
> popular track of the evening, which resulted in a lot of drunken
> involving smores and pigmeat. Someone even got pregnant apparently.
> After mixing it up with the local research community the firepit was
> fired up some more, and there was a massive cumbayah-vibe felt by
> Even by the emo-kid with the checkered shoes. Hours of massive
> drunkeness, ethics roundtables, various interesting phonecalls to
> pillars of the hacker community, toad appreciation, and lugging a
> 5000 pound cooler back to the hotel for no apparent reason, later,
> it was time to turn in and put out.
> The mornings at RockyCon consistently featured a massive display of
> farting, swearing, and cognac bottle holding by AcidReflux. His
> teeth and jaws were also impressive.
> Thus came the 3rd day of RockyCon. Sunday. This day was more
> focused on
> demos and got kicked off by sitting around severly hungover for a
> hours wishing death would come quickly. But as our brains slowly
> re-hydrated it was time for a panel discussion involving an attack
> and Marty the Pig's head. It was concluded that attack dogs and
> go well together.
> As dusk set in, the last set of talks and demos got underway.
> of the evening was the FireDoor demo, which was presented with an
> disregard for the law. From the slides: 'the firedoor is a privately
> developed technique credited to GOBBLES Security, aimed at reaching
> hanging fruit.' Very fruitful indeed. Followed by a demonstration
> by the
> con's organiser in log maintenance and corn-shell techniques. Then
> was more drinking rounded out with an aluminium smelting class.
> Also demonstrated was the reliable exploitation of a new bugclass
> 'malloting'. Many bugs were squashed in the process and penetration
> tested succesfully. Then followed the extreme sports demo where
> again it
> seemed as the guy was lacking any reverence for the law, and burned
> up on a skateboard.
> RockyCon was officially closed by a ritual burning and the looping
> of an
> inhouse musical production leaked from a large security company.
> was dancing and firewalking. Ultimately resulting in a fire that
> only got more pissed off when you threw water on it. Luckily we had
> a pitmaster who wielded a pitchfork with complete disregard for the
> law to keep the inferno at bay.
> Many thanks to Rocky for throwing one fuck of a party.
> Here's some quotes:
> "(-after throwing up violently-) Anyone wanna kiss me? :D"
> "String is like..loads of fun" ... "*ouch* Strings are dangerous!"
> "It's too bad your dog is a souless killer, otherwise we might be
> to touch it"
> "Down Cujo, down"
> "Damn, this smells like aluminium hydroxide mixed with magnesium
> hydroxide and some simethicone."
> "(-2 attendees who shared a room-) Did you ever play spoons?" ...
> just last night, ya fuck."
> "o m g"
> "w t f"
> "(-to chick with nipple bling-) Dude you're totally wearing that to
> draw attention to your tits" ... "am not."
> "Yeah I founded that bonfire."
> "(-to local inhabitant of Dawson's creek like Town-) You do realise
> you're the Pacey to her Dawson, right?" .. "What did you call me!?"
> "If it's burning blue it means it's over 1500 degrees" ... "Hehe,
> it's blue :)"
> "You just called me gay didn't you?" ... "and retarded :D :D"
> "Oh no this isn't *****'s Microwave, I stole it from the martial
> place next door... :D"
> "(-between two people discussing how to drain blood from Marty-) I
> we could siphon the blood out." ... "or! if we elevated the pig I
> think we can use a tube and suck on it until the blood starts to
> out, on like..an elevation" ... "dude..."
> Lessons learnt:
> Throwing an axe at a firewall implementation is harder than it
> Trying to make hippies in tie-dye shirts become aware of their
> surroundings is harder than it looks.
> Breaking a pig's backbone is harder than it looks.
> Shoving garlic into a pig's eyeball is harder than it looks.
> Trying to get rid of the enormous birds of prey attracted by burning
> pigfat on a +1500 degrees fire, is harder than it looks.
> Lifting 150 pounds of dead pig is harder than it looks.
> Trying to entice an attack dog to furiously attack a pig's head is
> harder than it looks.
> Writing demos that don't bluescreen Windows XP is harder than it
> Trying to keep a drunk whitehat from cuddling up to you in the
> hotelroom is harder than it looks.
> Tricking the chick with the nipple bling to take you home is harder
> it looks.
> Trying to piss off the local police force is harder than it looks.
> Trying to build fire with nothing but some chocolate and a soda can
> harder than it looks.
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