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How To Stay Safe On The Black Hat Network: Dont Connect To It
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mike776
mike776,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/28/2016 | 2:26:46 PM
Thanks!
Hey mate,

Thanks for your kind information but I would also suggest all the user to use best VPN to Stay Safe on the Black Hat Network because VPN always protect our identity and it's completely safe to surf web by using VPN.

You can find the list of VPNs by google this query "Best VPN for USA"

 

dealthereviews.com/best-vpn-for-usa/

 

Thanks!

 

 
RonM039
RonM039,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/28/2016 | 4:40:09 PM
Re: Thanks!
I would also suggest that you turn off your Google Now / Siri and Alexa.

Disable these while at Blackhat / DefCon as it has been demonstrated that all of them are suseptable to High Frequency signals that can be used by hackers to dump your contacts list/ history and direct your device to infected websites
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/29/2016 | 1:23:11 PM
Re: Thanks!
This is a good tip. Even when locked this mechanisms can access data within the phone. It may be beneficial for the companies that provide these virtual assistants to scale back some of their access while locked.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
7/29/2016 | 1:24:59 PM
General Consensus
From most of the pen testers and white hatters that I have spoken to in the past they recommend not connecting as much as possible while at blackhat.
GonzSTL
GonzSTL,
User Rank: Ninja
7/29/2016 | 4:03:26 PM
Re: General Consensus
Anytime I am at a security conference (or any IT conference for that matter), two features I turn off are wifi and bluetooth. I know too much, have done too much, and I am paranoid to the nth degree.
String46
String46,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/1/2016 | 9:22:57 PM
Stay Safe
This reminds of when I was training rookies at the State prison where I worked as an Officer for 10 years. One asked how he could minimize the risk of being attacked by an inmate or inmates.  He wasn't too pleased when I replied, "Simple. Don't show up for work."

They got the picture.

Great post.
LisaJ227
LisaJ227,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/2/2016 | 10:32:42 AM
The best wishes
Actually the article is informative enough! As for the first aid for your protection, it is vpn, which can help you to enhance your security and stay private when it is necessary for you. Some people say that it doesn't protect your system, but to be exact it is the only service which can try to do it and do it well. As for me, I prefer expressvpn  https://www.bestvpnrating.com/service/expressvpn the cost is rather high, but at the same time the result satisfies me.

As for the suggestion not to pay vie the net, nowadays it is impossible as it is the most convenient and the fastest way as you can avoid a lot of problems concerning queues.

On the whole, for staying secure you should just follow all the tips, as there is no flexible decision yet.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
8/3/2016 | 5:18:07 PM
Yep
This is precisely my thinking and strategy whenever I attend an event at MIT.  I'm sure as shootin' not connecting to the network of the university with some of the brightest hacking minds in the world.

Actually, I don't ever connect to the network at any conference I go to.  It's just best practice -- and having 4G helps.
rdusek483
rdusek483,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/8/2016 | 9:41:09 AM
Re: Definitely beware ATMs
I wonder if anyone is selling RFID-security wallets that read the cards in them and send the data 'home'?
Ventamepacher3E
Ventamepacher3E,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/15/2016 | 12:08:30 PM
2016
Stay safe and anonyme is The difficulty in 2016
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