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NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE
18 July 2018, 9:31 pm

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE

Posted 19 Jul, 2018 4:31:33 UTC

The new edition of Off The Hook from 18/07/2018 has been archived and is now available online.


NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE
17 July 2018, 5:25 pm

NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE

Posted 18 Jul, 2018 0:25:28 UTC

The new edition of Off The Wall from 17/07/2018 has been archived and is now available online.


2600 JOINS THE SECUREDROP NETWORK
17 July 2018, 11:39 am

We are very proud to join forces with the Freedom of the Press Foundation by becoming a part of the SecureDrop open-source whistleblower system. This is an extremely secure method of accepting documents and other material from anonymous sources. Coded by the late Aaron Swartz, SecureDrop is currently in operation worldwide at a variety of media outlets who have a strong interest in protecting their sources and publishing the truth.

In order to use SecureDrop, you must run Tor Browser and connect to our .onion address. Specific details can be found at www.2600.com/securedrop. It's very simple to add documents and have them sent to us without our ever knowing who the source is. The system allows for messages to be sent back and forth between us and the submitter, again without identities, IP numbers, or geographical locations being revealed.

SecureDrop has been a topic at previous HOPE conferences and there are panels on the groundbreaking service at The Circle of HOPE this weekend. We are thrilled to add our names to those who have already made this project as vital as it is to a free and open press.

(You can still submit articles to 2600 in the old-fashioned way by emailing them to articles@2600.com. Your contributions to our pages are what help make the hacker world so interesting.)


SUMMER ISSUE OF 2600 RELEASED
12 July 2018, 1:36 pm

Summer is here and, with it, the Summer issue of 2600! If you're a subscriber, you probably already know this since you're likely holding it in your hands as you read this. If you're not a subscriber, that's real easy to fix by clicking here. If you have a Kindle, it's even easier. After you subscribe (U.S. or U.K.), you literally don't have to lift a finger as issues will automatically appear on your device. You can also subscribe through Google Play or the Nook from anywhere on Earth. For a full listing of our digital options, visit our digital edition guide, which we're always updating.


HOPE TICKET SALES ARE ENDING TODAY
6 July 2018, 11:32 am

We kept the door open as long as we could, but we have to cut this off at some point - and that point will be TODAY - Friday, July 6th. At the end of the day, it will no longer be possible to preregister for The Circle of HOPE. So if you intend to go, we strongly urge you to preregister quickly.

 


HOPE SPEAKER LINEUP ANNOUNCED
21 June 2018, 11:42 am

We have a really big list of talks and speakers that we've just posted on the HOPE site. We are blown away by the quality of these talks and panels. (More will still be added too!) Please have a look. If you haven't yet gotten your HOPE tickets, you'd best hurry and click this link. As for hotel rooms, those of you who were met with a SOLD OUT message over the past couple of days can now rejoice in the fact that we've secured a limited number of discounted rooms for your convenience. Just click here before it's too late.

 


HOPE DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATES WILL SOON EXPIRE
19 June 2018, 11:41 am

We're close to selling out the Hotel Pennsylvania for the upcoming Circle of HOPE conference. You can still take advantage of the super-discounted rooms being made available to HOPE attendees right in the middle of midtown Manhattan by clicking this link. After Friday, these rates will no longer apply. (They may also sell out before then and certain room types are already unavailable.)

And while you're remembering to do things, don't forget to get your tickets to HOPE by clicking here.

 


SPEAKER SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE CIRCLE OF HOPE IS MAY 28
17 May 2018, 1:14 pm

If you want to present a talk at The Circle of HOPE, your time is running out! The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 28, 2018. We still have openings for the kinds of presentations that the HOPE conference is known for: enlightening, creative, unique, controversial, etc. We welcome entries from young and old, from CEOs and professors to hacktivists and students - all we require is that you have the hacker spirit and something to say. Please consult the guidelines and tips at this link.

As you may know, we're honored to have Chelsea Manning as one of our speakers this year. She will be joined by more than 100 others. The full schedule will be announced in June.

Tickets will be going out via email in the next few weeks. If your email address has changed since you bought tickets, send an email to tickets@2600.com and we'll sort it out. Tickets are still available, but we want to avoid overcrowding - even with our expanded space - so we advise getting them earlier rather than later. Remember, tickets aren't refundable, but they are able to be transferred to others. You can get tickets at this link.

The Circle of HOPE will be taking place July 20, 21, and 22, 2018 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Discounted hotel rooms are available here.

For continuing updates, visit www.hope.net.

 

 


CHELSEA MANNING TO APPEAR AT HOPE
3 May 2018, 12:07 pm

We're happy to announce that The Circle of HOPE conference will be hosting an historic onstage interview of Chelsea Manning by noted technologist Yan Zhu. Chelsea Manning is a former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense who disclosed a trove of classified documents to WikiLeaks, revealing human rights abuses and corruption connected to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was convicted and sentenced to serve 35 years in a military prison, but after seven years President Obama commuted her sentence. She will be interviewed by Yan Zhu, an EFF Technology Fellow with an MIT degree in physics who promotes information freedom and an Internet that respects humans.

There are many more talks that will be announced in the coming weeks. The deadline for submissions is at the end of the month, so if you want to give a talk at HOPE, please send in your proposal soon! Full details can be found at the speaker section of the HOPE website.

The Circle of HOPE will be taking place July 20, 21, and 22, 2018 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City and will feature over 100 talks ranging from highly technical to socially provocative, but all connected in some way to the wonderful world of hacking. In addition, we'll have a huge floorspace for all kinds of hacker projects and displays.

For continuing updates, visit www.hope.net.

 


SOME NOTES ON THE SPRING 2018 ISSUE
27 April 2018, 5:26 pm

Thanks to everyone expressing concern over the latest issue of 2600 not being in every Barnes and Noble like it's supposed to be. Apparently, their internal distribution system has changed, resulting in delays to some parts of the country. We're told that issues should be in all stores by now or, at the very latest, by April 30. Please let us know if you notice that it's not. Also, one of our oldest distributors closed its doors recently, resulting in some places local to New York no longer receiving issues. If you're familiar with such a place, please let us know its name and we will contact them to arrange an alternative system. Better yet, if you can ask them which distributors they use, we can contact them.

To our great horror, we discovered a couple of errors in our latest issue. One affects only the Kindle edition and is easily remedied. In the fifth letter to the editor, written by D1vr0c, look for the line that reads:

>var x = 99;

shouldn't have the >.

The other error affects everything except the Kindle edition and appears in the article entitled "Breaking Standards." We were mortified to discover that this article cut off before it was finished. These are the last lines:

To retrieve the password, you proceed with a reverse approach:

$ head -c 10 COLOURB.PI9 | xxd -p | sed ‘s/\(.\)\(.

/\2\1/g’ | xxd -r -p

2600@rules

Using simple steganography techniques like this one, I recommend that you learn the commands by heart and clear your shell history to leave no visible clue of your manipulation. Of course, you need to properly delete your temporary files too.

I think you get the main idea: breaking the norm and standards, or using exotic or long forgotten ones, can conceal our intention and make the reconnaissance phase far more difficult for potential malevolent people.

The key is to think out of the box. After all, many hacks are based on the assumption that 99 percent of us are using the same predictable tools.

As I’m writing this article, I’m receiving more and more corporate emails assessing the potential impacts of the Meltdown and Spectre security holes on the infrastructures of our customers. To make it simple, every modern computer with a superscalar microprocessor architecture is potentially involved, so hiding sensible data on simpler (emulated) computers might well be a safer choice after all.

All you need is to simply accept that you will get your hands a bit dirty, and learn some strange operating systems or applications you may have never heard of before. But that’s part of the fun, don’t you think?

https://www.warhol.org/exhibition/warhol-and-the-amiga/

https://tika.apache.org/

https://github.com/mist-devel/mist-board/wiki

https://aranym.github.io/

https://www.amigaforever.com/

https://marutan.net/rpcemu/

https://www.dosbox.com/

http://pico-8.wikia.com/wiki/P8PNGFileFormat

http://fileformats.archiveteam.org/wiki/Extended_DEGAS_image

http://recoil.sourceforge.net/html5recoil.html

 


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