# Last Week of Meetings for the Semester[ Author: brad_d ] [ Date: 12/06/2016 ]
Due to the holiday we will not be having any Whitehatter's meetings this week. We'll still be hanging out on Slack and IRC if you get bored though!
Wednesday: Wendesday at 6PM we'll be covering more Windows material. Make sure you're running the Windows 10 VM that was posted in the #ccdc channel. If you have any trouble setting it up please let us know on #ccdc.
Thanks for everyone who attended our first meeting. We had such a great turnout with over 70 people. For our new members we hope you found it interesting and we will see you next week! Dont forget to subscribe to the calander and to our mailing list.
Here are the slides from yesterday.
Also if your interested the ICEctf still has its challenges up and writeups are out. This is a good intro ctf and if you have time you should take a look at it.
It's been an exciting summer for the Whitehatters. The two summer camp programs we put on with FC2, GenCyber and PreCollege Cyber Defense Boot Camp, went very well. It's looking good that both of those programs will be happening again next year. The camps provided us with the means to cover airfare, hotel, and registration for Whitehatters to attend DEF CON 24 in Las Vegas. Thank you to all those who helped out.
CTF: Boston Key Party is coming up March 4th through 6th. https://ctftime.org/event/252
Blue Team Wednesday: Today at 6PM in ISA5021, we're going to be reviewing our performance at SECCDC Quals. We'll be going over what we could have done better during the competition, and the future direction of the Wednesday meetings. We'll be discussing the summer pre-college program, and opportunities for an expenses-paid trip to DEFCON 2016.
Watch this 2010 short doc about the Whitehatters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvmaCNJnSZ8
Blue Team: Tonight at 6pm in CIS 1035, we're having our weekly Blue Team meeting. It's not too late to get involved! If you want to join the Linux team please bring Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7 VMs. If you wanna join the Windows team bring a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM, which you can get through Dreamspark.
A couple of us from WCSC made it out to the third meeting of CigarCitySec last night. Hopefully it will continue to keep growing. Its a really awesome time to meet people in the Tampa security community. If you haven’t been yet come join us next month. Meeting dates are on the WCSC calander.
This Friday (January 23) in MSC 2703 at 5pm Whitehatters will start the first official meeting of the new Spring semester. I wanted to take some time to welcome new and past members who will be joining us.
If you have not already noticed the Whitehatters calendar has been updated and if you haven't subscribed now is a great time to do so. Whitehatters Calendar
Last week, Whitehatters competed in Ghosts In The Shellcode accomplishing some great work for our first CTF of the new year. Hopefully, we will have writeups of some of the challenges up soon.
This semester we have some great events planned out. USF Engineering Expo is coming up on February 13th and 14th and Whitehatters will be there once again. It will be exciting to show off our new demo this year related to cyber security. Of course, CTFs are important to the club and Whitehatters will be out in full force this semester competing in Boston Key Party, PlaidCTF, SECCDC, and several others before finishing out the semester with DEFCON 23 Quals.
If you haven't already, you should join the discussion with our several communication outlets including our...
IRC: irc.hackint.org/9999 #WCSC
Looking forward to a busy and awesome Spring semester.
See you all on Friday!
On August 7-10, a number of USF Whitehatters (current and alumni) made their way out to Las Vegas for the annual hacker conference known as Defcon. This was my 10th trip out there, and each time has been a unique and rewarding experience. As I said to someone, "I used to go for the talks. Now, I just go to talk to people."
I was impressed as always with our friends at LegitBS who ran the Defcon Capture the Flag (CTF) competition, complete with its own custom hardware badge hacking challenge and epic competition visualizations, not to mention the usual array of staggeringly clever binaries. I received a special CTF challenge coin that has gone onto the shelf of treasures in my office.
Speaking of badges, duck did a nice job of hacking up the Defcon badge with an IR diode from Fry's so that he could replay the signals from Goon and Uber badges; but the the real story behind the badge was a little more complex.
As usual, our team made it to the finals of Hacker Jeopardy!, and as usual, we came in second. We're getting to be known as the Buffalo Bills of Hacker J! ... bspar will probably not appreciate me mentioning this, but he earned an atomic wedgie after missing an alt-coin question. Despite a promise from the emcee, G. Mark Hardy, that this year's competition would reward knowledge over alcohol consumption, that was not really the case.
ninjafish and intrigue, not sure if you heard, but Jolly/Zelda & friends pulled off a Shmoocon/Defcon Hack Fortress 6-peat even without your Heavy and Pyro, respectively. Or is it Demoman and Spy? I can never remember.
I finally gave into the Pineapple craze and picked up one of the new Mark V's, even while @IHuntPineapples was popping shell on those unwise enough to fire up theirs at Defcon. I waited till I got home to update the firmware and have been having some fun with it. I'll do a demo at a WCSC meeting sometime.
Well, there were many, many other good memories from Defcon, but as they say: "What happens in Vegas ... ends up on Twitter."