DefCon is short for Defense Condition. DefCon is also the underground hacker convention, 13 years and going strong. It’s not that underground when it’s the first google hit when I type in “defcon”, but hey, that’s how computer nerds do it. So I have been reading a bit about this vegas geekfest and found that DefCon is a DefGo for me next year. One of these stories is a mix between Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, an interesting DefCon perspective from a female point of view.
The second most interesting DefCon story is about 124.9 miles long! That’s right, a few guys got together and transmitted an unamplified WiFi signal from a mountain top in Utah to the Vegas outskirts. Two donated satellite dishes and some rental vans put these guys in the record books for longest WiFi link. I love how they pointed the dish at Vegas and picked up a broadcasted signal! They were surfing the web!