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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.

 

 


NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE
16 May 2018, 9:19 pm

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE

Posted 17 May, 2018 4:19:48 UTC

The new edition of Off The Hook from 16/05/2018 has been archived and is now available online.


NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE
15 May 2018, 6:11 pm

NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE

Posted 16 May, 2018 1:11:44 UTC

The new edition of Off The Wall from 15/05/2018 has been archived and is now available online.


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

 


SPRING ISSUE OF 2600 RELEASED
10 April 2018, 12:52 pm

Spring is in the air and the new issue of 2600 should be in your hands. If it's not, we can help alleviate this. The easiest way is to subscribe, which you can do on our subscription page for printed copies. If you have a Kindle and want to have issues magically appear there, simply click on the U.S. or U.K. Kindle subscription page and you'll have the new issue within seconds. It doesn't end there. You can also subscribe through Google Play or the Nook all over the planet. And for a full listing of all of our digital options, simply go to our digital edition guide, which is constantly being updated.

And remember: all of these issues can be taken outdoors so you can enjoy the spring weather.


CURRENT BATCH OF HOPE TICKETS SOLD OUT - NEW BATCH TO BENEFIT EFF GO ON SALE SUNDAY
28 March 2018, 12:51 pm

As many of you have noticed, HOPE tickets are currently sold out. Sales have outpaced previous years and we want to avoid overcrowding. However, we do have expanded space this year and more tickets will be made available.

Starting this Sunday, April 1st, we will begin our EFF benefit, where ten percent of all ticket sales go to the Electronic Frontier Foundation to help with the many worthy causes this organization is a part of. If you're kicking yourself for not getting HOPE tickets while you had the chance, this is an excellent way to get your hands on them and make a worthwhile contribution at the same time.

Ticket sales will open on Sunday at this link.

 


VOLUME 18 OF THE HACKER DIGEST RELEASED
19 March 2018, 3:10 am

We've just released Volume 18 of The Hacker Digest. If you're a digest subscriber, you should have already received your copy. This volume was from the year 2001, where lawsuits continued to rain down upon us, the country faced a major turning point, and the Code Red computer worm was unleashed.

Our digitization project continues to move forward. You can click here to buy Volume 18 or here to become a  lifetime Hacker Digest subscriber and receive every digest put out so far, as well as everything we publish into the future. We now have 27 years of 2600 digitized in non-DRM PDF format. We currently have Volumes 1 through 18 encoded, as well as Volumes 25 through 33. Every three months, a new digest will be released that will narrow the gap of undigitized issues. Also, a new digest of the previous year's issues is released each spring. (For those of you who want to get all of the digital issues as well as paper editions, we have a special offer here. And if you already have a lifetime subscription to the paper edition, you can upgrade to the digital lifetime subscription at a super discounted rate.)

 


SPEAKER SUBMISSIONS FOR THE CIRCLE OF HOPE ARE NOW OPEN
12 January 2018, 10:43 am

Speaker submissions for The Circle of HOPE are now open! That means if you have an idea for something you'd like to present at HOPE this year, we're ready to hear your ideas. Unlike most other conferences, we're very open to considering non-established voices and brand new ideas. This is what we've become known for over the years. Our community is an open one and we move forward by listening and sharing our knowledge.

Of course, we will also have many presentations from established experts with extremely impressive backgrounds. That is the magic of HOPE - the mixing of ideas and experience levels in the hacker community.

If you want to be a speaker this year, your presentation ideas should be submitted with a synopsis of your topic and a short presenter bio. Speakers will be chosen by peer review, based on topics and relevance. Seminars, panels, fireside chats, tutorials, debates, interviews, and other types of presentations are all welcome. Most presentations will be given 50 minutes.

HOPE includes a very wide variety of topics, limited only by our collective imagination: cryptography, copyright, telecommunications, new technologies, research, experimentation, surveillance, countersurveillance, privacy, anonymity, censorship, hardware hacking, programming, democracy and law, education, social engineering, digital protests, hacking society, and even more. We are also looking for innovative subjects and presentation formats. At a HOPE conference there isn't just a right to explore, there is a mandate to cross boundaries. Come show us what you've got!

Submissions should be sent to speakers@hope.net and include speaker names (or aliases) and email addresses, with the title and a description of the proposed presentation. Also include a *brief* biographical statement.

We will start letting people know their talks are approved on a staggered schedule beginning as early as next month. Notifications will continue through June. Timing is based on many factors including strength of presentation, number of similar talks, overall relevance, and more. But even if you don't get an acceptance notification, we will have an unscheduled track at the conference that's open to everyone in addition to a couple of lightning talk rounds. You may also be asked if you'd like to do a last minute fill-in. At a HOPE conference, anything is possible. But part of the magic is to take that first step and put forth a brand new idea.

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.

 


CLUB-MATE WINTER EDITION HAS ARRIVED
9 January 2018, 10:04 am

We just got our annual shipment of Club-Mate Winter Edition. This is the special flavor released for a brief period in Germany once a year. We don't have a whole lot of the stuff so if it's something you desire, we suggest acting fast and hitting this link.


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