BoT In June

Hello To All DC4131’rs,

!!! IT FINALLY HAPPENED !!!

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DEFCON IS CANCELLED    :’D

 

What another month it has been for the infosec community….. for years the cycles of jokes and memes made the rounds, never truly believing it would ever happen, but here we are! What will life be like in a post-cancellation DEFCON world? What will the new meme be?

 

All jokes aside, we hope your are remaining well, at least summer is fully with us now….

We are, always, working very hard in the shadows to see how’s things look across all our current locations and constantly monitoring Government guidelines. Whilst further easing has happened again at the end of May, and theoretically allowing the potential starting of some physical meetups again, it is unfortunate that some of our beloved meetup locations have seemingly succumb to the pressures of COVID closure, meaning we are currently regrouping on some areas to find and provide the best possible meetup locations for you fine patrons. So with this in mind, we very much ask for your patience one last time for this month, in which we look and aim to get everyone back to ground 0 and establish the new steady baseline to offer you our consistent meetups once more. We very much look forward and anticipate that we will return to full strength in July*!! 😀

*Subject to continued government guidance/observation (of them…. dum dum dum….)

 

In the meantime, we are still offering opportunities to meet up virtually online every Tuesday, we have a dedicated Discord server which can be joined here: discord.gg/Q3KXn5u

As well as potentially more localised offerings, which can be found out directly from your BoT location rep. For those who do not know who their local BoT reps are, drop the board an email 😉

There should be hopefully at least one person present every Tuesday this month to have a nice chin wag with. 🙂

 

We are almost there team, keep up the good fight, very much looking forward to catching up with all you fine hackers soon.

 

As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time.

 

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Stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

BoT In May

Greetings DC4131 Gang,

As life continues to move on, we are seemingly starting to turn a corner, which only means we get closer and closer to the time of physical meet ups once more! 🙂

However, we are still not quite there yet, and in standing strong and remaining united in this battle, May’s meetups will once more not be possible physically…….. BUT DO NOT FRET!

Many members of our great community have stood up and given time to make virtual online meeting places available for those who still wish to join in spirit and over TCP flows…

For those interested, reach out to your local BoT representative for details on whats on offer in your area. For those who do not know who their local BoT reps are, drop the board an email 😉

 

We hope you all remain sane and strong in your environments, and take this time to do something you’ve always put off or wanted to skill up in 🙂

As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time.

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Stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

BoT In April

Holla DC4131 Team,

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last month, you’ll notice a lot has changed over this time. As we continue to battle COVID-19 globally, society as a whole and events globally have had to adjust and in most cases make sacrifices to help contain and defeat the pandemic.

And in this same spirit, we are continuing to postpone all DC4131 events until further notice. No doubt we want to be outside and share a drink just as much as you, but we continue to take responsibility to ensure the safety and health of all the people and communities around us, and ask for your continued understanding and patience in these testing times.

Of course, when the GLORIOUS days come again where we are released, many rounds of “FREEDOM DRINKS” will be had 🙂

In the meantime, we are thinking about setting up an onion based black market for coveted rare items (e.g. toilet paper, anti-boredom pills, etc.) , should you have anything to contribute let us know….. ;P ……. Just kidding… nobody likes a panic buyer……

Stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other.

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

BoT In February

Greetings DC4131 Team!

The year holds no prisoners and is roaring forward into it’s second month already….

The 1st time meetups in the new locations and the Dojo event held by Floyd for January were a great success and look forward to keeping the momentum going. Great job and thank you so much team!

 

Please see the following events that are planned for February:

Berne:    February 04 –  18:30 CET  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)

Chur:  February 04 –  18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Zurich:  February 11 –  18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Fribourg: February 11 – 18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Lausanne:  February 11 – 18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Lucerne: February 18 – 18:30 CET  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

Basel:  February 18 – 18:30 CET (sign up here)

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

 

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

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A friendly reminder, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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As you may know, 2020 marks an Area41 year, meaning one of Switzerland’s premier InfoSec cons is gracing us with its amazing presence and very much have a ton of awesome stuff planned and in store. For those of you who are currently working on or sitting on some sweet, sweet research or have ideas/content that you feel many in the community can benefit from, DON’T BE SHY TO SHARE! 😀

The Call For Papers (CFP) of Area41 con will be opened on Friday February 14th (yes we are the romantic type…  😛 ), as well as the first round of available tickets! Be sure to keep a close eye out to avoid disappointment.

Further info and details can be found on the website: Area41

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As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

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BoT In Decemeber

Joyous Greetings Fellow DC4131 Crew,

The end of the year is neigh, and we gather together in harmonious hackery for the final time this year. Let us be jolly in the shells we shall receive from Santa……

And what a way to round off the year, by adding not 1, but 2 NEW BoT meetup locations around the country!! 😀

Here are this month’s meetups for DC4131 🙂

Please see the following events that are planned for December:

Berne:    December 03 –  18:30 CEST  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)

Chur:  December 03 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Zurich:  December 10 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Fribourg: December 10 – 18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Lausanne:  December 10 – 18:30 CEST – (sign up here) –  !! NEW LOCATION !!Shout out to Julien and Mathias for steeping up to the plate and being the local reps! 🙂 Meetup will happen HERE.

Lucerne: December 17 – 18:30 CEST  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

Basel:  Coming January 2020! – (sign up here) –  !! NEW LOCATION !!Another shout out to Thomas and Mark for steeping up to the plate and being the local reps! 🙂 Meetup will happen HERE.

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

 

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

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A friendly reminder, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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We, as the Defcon Switzerland board, want to take this moment to thank all of you for supporting us and representing the best part of the infosec and wider technical community. We value so much the amazing community, energy and synergy we achieve every month when we meet and catch up, sharing our huge pwning wins and our greatest noob loses. We hope to continue this momentum into the new year and wish you all a very relaxed and refreshing time over Christmas and New Year. Give your monitors, keyboards and mice a rest too, i’m sure they have deserved it…….  🙂

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As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US ALL!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

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BoT In November

Hello Fellow DC4131 Crew,

We are slowly heading towards Christmas, and that means one thing, gluhwein season is upon us! Here are this month’s events for DC4131 🙂

Please see the following events that are planned for November:

Berne:    November 05 –  18:30 CEST  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)

Chur:  November 05 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Zurich:  November 12 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Fribourg: November 12 – 18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Lucerne: November 19 – 18:30 CEST  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

 

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

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A friendly reminder, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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Our final DC4131 Dojo of the year was a great success. Many people joined to gain valuable knowledge and hands on experience with RFID hacking with the numerous Proxmark devices we had available. We want to thank once more Andreas for hosting the night!

Do YOU have great knowledge and experience in a security area? Do you value and wish to give back to the local hacker community? Get in in touch with us and we’d love to support make it happen at a future Dojo event! 🙂

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As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up! Have a great November!

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

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BoT In October

Greetings To All DC4131’rs!

Another month slips by, and the weather change is now becoming noticeable. Time to get out the bitcoin miners for some heat! Here are this month’s goings on for DC4131 🙂

Please see the following events that are planned for October:

Berne:    October 01 –  18:30 CEST  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)

Chur:  October 01 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Zurich:  October 08 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Fribourg: October 08 – 18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Lucerne: October 15 – 18:30 CEST  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

 

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

************** Additional Events Info **************

A friendly reminder, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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Hot off the back of the DEF CON DC4131 hike 2019 (which was really awesome and good times had 🙂 ), this coming month hosts your last DEF CON Dojo for the year, where the topic will be RFID Hacking 2.0, a continuation from the introductory session held earlier in the year. No longer are we satisfied just easily hacking into Amazon offered home security solutions… this time we enter the world of UHF RFID tags and far more common real world examples of how (in)secure solutions are out there utilising them. We have community member and Proxmark Geek Andreas L kindly hosting this workshop and we are super excited to learn the ways of the RFID HAxOr Jedis, not one to miss! Once again, open to everyone! Details can be found HERE.

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As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up!

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

BoT In September

Hello Peoples Of The DEF CON Clan,

Hopefully those who went to hacker camp 2019 are all recovered and back in the game! Here are this month’s musings for DC4131 🙂

Please see the following events that are planned for September:

Berne:    September 03-  18:30 CEST  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)

Chur:   September 03 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Zurich:   September 10 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Fribourg: Septmeber 10 – 18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Lucerne: September 17 – 18:30 CEST  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

 

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

************** Additional Events Info **************

A friendly reminder, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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In partnership with BSides Zurich, their conference is happening this month on Saturday 14th September. Tickets have been hot cakes this year so apologies to those who missed out until now. There is a waiting list so don’t give up hope! You still could get a last minute opportunity 🙂 Find additional details over at https://bsideszh.ch/

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It’s also a great month for DC4131 official members, we have 2 events going on:

  • Saturday 21st September is the 2nd installment of the awesome FPV Drone Racing Workshop, spaces are limited so be sure to check out the invite if not done so already.
  • Saturday 28th September (With Saturday 5th October as a back up date) is our official yearly DEF CON hike, with an unofficial BBQ after for those wanting 🙂 Again, members should have already received these details so would be awesome to see another great hiking crew turnout this year!

 

If you are still not a member and don’t need any more reasons to join to gain access to these exclusive events and more, just email us board@defcon-switzerland.org  and we’ll help you out. 🙂

 

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As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up!

Your Defcon Switzerland Team 🙂

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BoT In June

What’s Going On Ladies & Gents……

Here we are again, that time of the month has come to put your PC to sleep and embark on a social gathering!

Please see the following events that are planned for June:

Berne:    June 04-  18:30 CEST  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)

Chur:   June 04 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here) –  !NEW DC4131 BoT LOCATION! 😀 – Bar La Strega

Zurich:   June 11 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)

Lucerne: June 18 – 18:30 CEST  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

 

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

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As you may have noticed above, we have a brand spanking new DC4131 BoT location! Tobias “floyd” Ospelt and company will be taking the charge on providing the cool and relaxed DC4131 BoT atmosphere you have come to know and love from around the country. If you are living/working close to Chur, or just have the time and fancy a nice evening trip, support these guys with your presence and have a cold one in another beautiful part of our great country. Best wishes to the guys there! 🙂

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On the back of our last Defcon DC4131 Dojo event in April, the 2nd iteration is quickly coming upon us in June! It was previously advertised that these events from now on would be members only….(become a member if you are not already! 😉 ), but due the sheer positive and constructive feedback and experience the pioneers who were there had, we have decided to keep this next round still open to all, the masses, the people! So feel free to join and invite all your friends. Details are below and will be updated on our main Defcon website:

Time: From 18:30

Date: Wednesday 19th June

Place: e-Paradise, Altstetten

Event Topic: RFID / NFC Hacking, with the usual side of lock picking, mini drone flying, plus more…..

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And FINALLY, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up!

Your Defcon Switzerland Team 🙂

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BoT In May

Hey Ladies & Gents!

Here we are once more, that time of the month has come to put your screen to sleep and have a friendly meet up!

Please see the following events that are planned for May:

Berne:    May 07 –  18:30 CEST  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)
Zurich:   May 14 –  18:30 CEST – (sign up here)
Lucerne: May 21 – 18:30 CEST  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW UPDATED MEETUP LOCATION FOR LUCERNE! – Restaurant/Bar St.Magdalena – https://www.magdalena.ch

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

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A brief thank you to all those that came to the first DC4131 Dojo event! We feel it was a great intro to bigger and better things to come and hope it proves to be a useful learning experience for those who join 🙂 Keep your eyes peeled on the Defcon Switzerland website for further details on future events.

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We are still very busy behind the scenes working to update and refresh our brands, websites and social media offerings, as well as keep you lovely people all swagged up at meetups. Watch this space for new offerings and updates soon! 🙂

As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up!

Your Defcon Switzerland Team 🙂

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