TIPS FOR SURVIVING DEF CON

Do not bring RFID credit cards or passports on site without using a faraday cage. Find us at a faraday workstation at rOOtz.

Be careful with your keycard, it can be copied upon touch. Keep it deep in your wallet or in a faraday cage.

Make sure your wifi, bluetooth and geolocation are off. Do not use ANY wifi networks in Vegas. Use a cellular connection, mifi, not wifi.

If you must check email, make sure you are using SSL and not sending your password in the clear.

Cover front facing cameras with electrical tape.

Do not connect to phone chargers, except your own, including in the airports.

Use cash only. Do not use the ATMs. Bring cash with you.

Encrypt your hard drive.

Assume your room is bugged. Assume all rooms are bugged.

Keep your devices with you at all times. The room and room safes are easy to crack.

Assume that anything you watch or buy in your room is public.

Change your passwords before and after the event. Don’t use words in the dictionary.

No self-respecting hacker goes through the sniffer at the airport. Use the metal detector instead.

Assume someone is looking over your shoulder. Privacy screens are recommended.

Do not trust people by default. Watch for social engineering. This is a game.

Tinfoil hats make friends:)