Monday, October 29, 2018

...fare well 

The final scores are....

Lets congratulate the winners.....

The team formally known as people but now just emojis

$150 Amazon Gift Card


$100 Amazon Gift Card

Crimson Agents

$50 Amazon Gift Card

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Wireless Basics Class!

Yesterday's wireless hacking basics class went amazingly well.   Attendance was off the charts....a packed house.  Nothing is warmer than or smells quite like a room filed with 75+ computers and their respective users.

Village elder Rick Mellondick and Wasabi delivered about as much information as you can possibly cram into a human head in a four block.

For those who couldn't make it to BSidesDC or to the training, the slides are available on Training Slides

I strongly encourage newcomers to wireless hacking to check out these slides.  Covered in the class were topics like:
  • How to install and boot to a live Linux distro
  • Correct use of wireless tools
  • How to connect to wireless networks
  • Understanding wireless concepts and basics
  • Basic antenna theory and reasons to use different antennas
  • Cracking WEP and WPA
  • Understanding the basics of Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Tracking signals and direction finding (fox hunting)
Today we see many familiar faces from the class putting their new found knowledge to the test with at the CTF.  Good luck to all the new hackers out there,.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Welcome to the hub of democracy!!!!

The Wireless Village is here and ready to rock........

Today Wireless Village doing anther first

A Wireless Pen-test Basics course.
That's a lot of Pentoo!

So many of our CTF competitors are new to WiFi and other RF hacking.  75 people signed up for this Noob friendly class.

Led by Village member Rick Mellendick and Wasabi, attendees are learning basic use of Pentoo (the recommended Linux version for pen-testing), how to survey and attack WiFi, SDR and dealing with Bluetooth.

Tomorrow (Saturday) the Village will start its traditional CTF.  Come one come all (or until the room is full) and try your hand at the challenges.  Stay tuned for more fun.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

... and we wave a fond farewell to DEFCON 26

The final scores are....

Thank you soooooooo much to our awesome sponsors who donated the awesome prizes below.

Hak5, Hacker Warehouse, No Starch PressSimple WiFi

Lets congratulate the winners.....

Majestic 12

Cracking Codes with Pyuthon
PoC/GTFO Volumes I & II
Hack for Charity T-shirt
2 Baseball caps
Hak5 Field Kit bag
2 HackRF Acrylic cases
     Packet Squirrel
     Micro Ethernet Essentials
     USB Adapter kit
     WiFi Pineapple Nano
     WiFi Pineapple Tetra
     Bash Bunny
     Rubber Ducky
     Lan Turtle
     Guides to the Bunny, Turtle, Squirrel, Pineapple, and Duck
2 HackRFs
HackRF Porta Pack
RF Explorer Field Antenna
Dope Scope
Paddle Anetnna
Blade RF II
Custom Flash Nexus 6
3 Wireless Village 2018 coin
3 Wireless Village patches

DiPolarBears . (Second Year in a row!!!)

PoC/GTFO Volumes I & II
Cracking Codes with Python
2 HackRFs
HackRF One Acrylic Case
HackRF Porta Pack
RF Explorer Loop Antenna
Paddle Antenna
Blade RF Magnet
6 Wireless Village 2018 patches


Hak5 Pineapple Nano
PoC/GTFO Volumes I & II
Cracking Codes with Python
BladeRF Magent
4 Wireless Village 2018 patches

A packed house is a happy house!

If there is one thing that seems consistent at the Wireless Village it is growth.  We added new members to the team, new challenges to the CTF, but nothing seems to compare to this years DEFCON.

The first Wireless Village Badge

     Thats right! Thanks to the generous donation of our sponsor spirent combined with the RF genius of our very own Russ Handorf (Satan Klaus) the Wireless Village introduced a badge which operates as a fully functional (1Hz - 6Ghz) antenna, suitable for wearing as a fashion statement or kicking ass in a wireless CTF.

Wireless Village Antenna Badge
Hooked up and running on an Ettus X310

The first Wireless Village lanyard

     And whats a badge without a lanyard?  Yet another benefit to the sponsorship of spirent!

The first Wireless Fox truly carried by "animals"

     Anyone who has been around the Wireless Village and WCTF we love the fox and hound portion of our CTF.  But this year we had some special guests playing the "fox."  One of the more fun groups running around DEFCON are the furries.  These friends of the Village turned a fox hunt into the real thing.

mBlade (@mBlade_akita) posing with our teammate Wasabi

The first Bluetooth "personal device" fox

     Another, eh, first........ for the Village was the introduction of a BT fox that is, well, let's just say, ah...............unique?  The device is a personal use device intended for placement within, a more, intimate location.  But if anyone is going to push the limits, its THIS village.  

People People People

     Each year, DEFCON has increased our venue size.  And, each year the draw to the Wireless Village talks and WCTF has outgrown that new space.  This year was no different.  We had record attendance at pretty much all our talks (standing room only) and definitely the competitor tables.   On day one, the contestant tables filled to capacity in less than one minute from opening the doors.  How large will the village get?  How much room will DEFCON continue to give us?  If the trend sticks we're hoping to see even larger volumes of players and attendees next year.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Wireless Hackers

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We take the RF back from the corrupt! The oppressors of the air waves who have kept you down with myths of free wavelengths, and we give it back to you... the people. The RF spectrum is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. But start by storming the challenges at Wireless Village! Step forward those who would serve. For and hacker army will be raised. The encryption will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world. Challenges will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Bribes for points accepted!  This great spectrum... it will endure. The Wireless Village will survive!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Winding up Day 2

Its the end of Day 2.  Competition is tight and flags are being taken.

We are wrapping things up with our final talk of the day from Village SponsorI wonder what happened to the other four?

Join us after the Hak5 talk for the
Hackers Belong after party (7pm - 10pm)
sponsored by Hak5 and Wireless Village, right here in
The Wireless Village