NSA, Linux and handcuffs: Success in Serbia for Balkan hacker conference BalCCon

NSA, Linux and handcuffs: Success in Serbia for Balkan hacker conference BalCCon

Summary: Groundbreaking Balkan hacker conference BalCCon: First Contact brought hackers from all over the world to its successful launch and makes plans for next year's edgy event.

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  • BalCCon 2013

    Held in the Master Center in Novi Sad, Serbia, the conference attracted hackers of all ages and genders to share their projects, skills, exploits, vulnerability discoveries, and ideas.

    BalCCon succeeded on many levels, notably in its primary goal to bring together global hacking experts with youth culture and unite them in the Balkan region.

    BalCCon stated,

    Our model and inspiration for organizing BalCCon is [Germany's] "Chaos Communication Congress " - an annual four-day conference organized by the " Chaos Computer Club" (CCC). 

    Read more about BalCCon in Darknets, wargames and Raspberry Pi at first-ever Balkan hacker conference.

    Photos used with permission and courtesy of BalCCon/Milobit.

  • BalCCon 2013

    One of many BalCCon workshops - which were about everything from making a darknet, hacking wifi, advanced virus tinkering, and physical security exploits to Linux basics and beyond -  in Serbia's sprawling Novi Sad Master Center on September 6 and 7.

    Read more about BalCCon in Darknets, wargames and Raspberry Pi at first-ever Balkan hacker conference.

    Photos used with permission and courtesy of BalCCon/Milobit.

     

  • BalCCon 2013

    BalCCon introduced the ideas and ways of hacker conferences to a hacker population unused to coming together, in a reigon that can now finally start to think about more than just basic survival.

    It wasn't just bits, bytes and electronics that were shared and hacked on. Once hacker attendees knew they could bring gear to hack on with others, interesting items such as the handcuff above began to appear around the conference center, inviting people to identify and hack on such things.

    Read more about BalCCon in Darknets, wargames and Raspberry Pi at first-ever Balkan hacker conference.

    Photo by Eric Michaud, used with express permission.

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Topics: Security, Government, Hardware, Linux

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