This year's largest underground Inernet security
gahering on the planet is being held in Las Vegas
as I'm writing this here. The admission was $75
cash [no cr3dit c@rd], seems hackers do not trust
each other anymore! DEF CON
phreaks envision the perfect world as:
"Computer networks would welcome curious exploration, all information would be openly shared, a lot of public toilets would be filled with concrete and no swimming pool would go unfilled with several blocks of dry ice."
There is a 802.11b wireless network this year; so everybody
can use the Internet, check out their own servers and
mess around with other's servers. There's also a ftp/web
server to be used as a file repository for the people who want
to share their photos they have taken at DEF CON and save
the bandwidth of the net connection.
Everything seems to be peaceful this year at DEF COM. Last year,
it was ended with the arrest of Russian programmer who
gave a talk on electronic book security and programmed
a software to remove the user restrictions on encrypted
Speaking of network security and hacking, let me tell you about
this web site
! It is
pretty scary and thought that you should know about
it... Now you can see anyone's drivers license on the
Internet, including your own. I just searched for mine
& there it was, picture & all. Check this out. It's
a great invasion of one's privacy.
Thanks to Parisa for sending the link.