Houston 2600

Computer security, hacking, coding and mayhem

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, October 3, 2008

Houston 2600/HAQR meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, October 3 from 6-9PM Where: Ninfa’s Express Takeout: Galleria IV Directions 1. Take Post Oak South past Westheimer 2. Turn right on Hidalgo. 3. Turn right on McCue. 4. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. 5. Inside the.. Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, September 5, 2008

Houston 2600/HAQR meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, Sept 5 from 6-9PM Where: Ninfa’s Express Takeout: Galleria IV Directions 1. Take Post Oak South past Westheimer 2. Turn right on Hidalgo. 3. Turn right on McCue. 4. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. 5. Inside the.. Read More

Capture the Flag: Using a Rootkit to Block Other Teams

Probably most evi1 was when we used some technical prowess to keep Sk3wl from getting credit for many points last year, for several periods of several hours. This year, Sk3wl multiplied both the evi1 as well as the technical awe of our attack from last year, instead, denying any of our teams the ability to score. How they did this, I can’t say specifically, but let’s just say they pwned.. Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, August 1st 2008

Houston 2600/HAQR meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, Aug 1 from 6-9PM Where: Ninfa’s Express Takeout: Galleria IV Directions 1. Take Post Oak South past Westheimer 2. Turn right on Hidalgo. 3. Turn right on McCue. 4. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. 5. Inside the.. Read More

Publications

I went by the Champions Barnes & Noble the other day to pick up a few things. They had BSD Magazine on the shelves, along with the FreeBSD 7.0 Linux Identity Kit. I strongly recommend that any BSD users pick these up to show their support for BSD publications. I would imagine other Barnes & Nobles, as well as Borders, should have these on the shelves. No sign of them.. Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, July 4, 2008

Houston 2600/HAQR meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, July 4 from 6-9PM Where: Ninfa’s Express Takeout: Galleria IV Directions 1. Take Post Oak South past Westheimer 2. Turn right on Hidalgo. 3. Turn right on McCue. 4. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. 5. Inside the.. Read More

CORRUPT meeting: Houston, TX – June 27, 2008

CORRUPT meeting: Houston, TX – June 27, 2008 Join us for chat, food and goofing off, with some discussion of the following: * Emergent pattern languages * The doctrine of parallelism * Re-inventing a saner world * Intelligence and how to nurture it When: Friday, June 27, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM Where: Taco Cabana, 3905 Kirby Houston, TX 77098 (Kirby @ Richmond) About HOUSTON Houston, TX is a humid,.. Read More

Yet Another Reason to Hate FreeBSD

http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-security-notifications/2008-June/000111.html If you notice, our dear Colin sent out this email on the third to announce these EOLs that went into effect on the first. Good call, guys. It is this kind of lackadaisical behavior that is driving people to Linux.

Make Magazine Interviews Mall Squatters

Michael Townsend and his wife, Adriana Yoto, became famous for building a secret apartment inside a large shopping mall in Providence without detection for four years. Make magazine publishes an interview with the couple in issue #14. I know we at Houston 2600 have discussed this topic, as we are seeking to find our own “hacker space.” They reveal some of the details about how they managed to build the.. Read More

BSD Magazine Publishes First Issue

BSD Magazine has published their first issue. Articles include: FreeBSD 7.0 installation & configuration… FreeBSD’s bsnmp… Pushing BSD as an open source desktop… PC-BSD overview… Sguil 0.7.0 on FreeBSD 7.0… How to Dual-Boot Vista with BSD – a step-by-step approach… Keep smiling, waste spammers’ time… Defense in Depth and FOSS… BSD 1/2008 NetBSD on the NSLU2… OpenBSD pf – the firewall on fire… Instant Messaging with Jabber/XMPP…Interview with FreeBSD developer….. Read More