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Evan Booth: Terminal Cornucopia SkyDogCon 2013 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Evan Booth: Terminal Cornucopia
SkyDogCon 2013

In this talk, I explore a seldom-discussed facet of airport security: what happens *after* the backscatter/millimeter wave scan or the friendly pat-down?  A marginally resourceful and MacGyver-esque individual can breeze through terminal gift shops, restaurants, magazine stands and duty-free shops to find everything they need to wage war on an airplane.

In this next installment of the Terminal Cornucopia series, I'll build and test improvised weapons:

  • melee
  • projectile
  • incindiary
  • and beyond

All constructed entirely from items and materials that can be purchased in airport terminals around the world.

 

About the Speaker:

Growing up, it was a safe bet that if an object around the house was held together with screws or contained any number of wires, Evan "treefort" Booth took it apart at some point to see what made it tick. 

In 4th grade, with the help of strategically placed pens, erasers, and a Pop-Tarts wrapper, Evan's pencil box could quickly be converted into a model rocket launchpad.  His Liquid Drano purchases to toilets cleaned ratio is absolutely abysmal.

This never-ending supply of curiosity eventually translated into a passion for understanding computers and programming. Having earned a degree in Digital Media — a nerdy union of design fundamentals and computer programming — from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Evan founded his company, Recursive Squirrel, where he has served a wide variety of clients in need of application development and consulting for nearly a decade.  When he isn't organizing 1's and 0's, Evan is likely off picking locks with the FALE Association of Locksport Enthusiasts, a lock picking group he co-founded in 2010.  Make no mistake: the best part about buying a bulky item is, in fact, the huge cardboard box.

 


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