In this special episode of Hak5 the crew heads to Washington DC for ShmooCon, the only annual security conference with complementary foam balls. We start by talk to Bruce Potter, one of the conferences organizers, about all things Shmoo. We also speak to Billy Hoffman about Jikto, JavaScript and XSS. Eoin Miller and Adair Collins tell us all about Cachedump and the dangers of cached domain credentials. Ken Caruso gives us a tour of the Shmoocon NOC and we see how network security is done at a hacker con. Jordan and Wes give us the details on the Hack or Halo competition while Paul tries his luck with the sniper rifle. Scott Moulton talks to us about recovering dead hard drives and Babak tells us about lock picking and the TOOOL organization. We even run into some Hak5 fans, Ryan and David, who built a rockin� Wii duck hunt box at the Hacker Arcade. Plus all of the usual fixings including the details on this months trivia, poll, LAN party, and a special web 1.0 contest sure to bring back the blink tag.


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  • Wangzero 8 years ago


  • Impulse 8 years ago

    sweet been waiting for this,clicked on the link 4 times comes up with page cannot be displayed

  • Somken 8 years ago


  • Thanks and hello from Croatia!

  • Zalzer 8 years ago

    Yet another awesome episode of Hak.5

  • Isn’t Wess looking more and more like Bono from U2 lately? The haircut, the glasses. Soon he’ll be wearing all black.

  • l337virus 8 years ago

    the show x09 was awsome ! it was worth the wait

  • Bercik 8 years ago

    Another great episode.
    Longer eps are much better :)

    Please start encoding show with x264.

  • Awesome. Just plain awesome.

  • thanks for this

  • Good to see you crazy guys at Shmoocon. Thanks for the Hak5 shirt …

  • Thanks for the podcast and covering Shmoocon Labs, looking forward to seeing you next year.

  • syn-ack 8 years ago

    Very Nice…yes.

  • asdfdfs 8 years ago

    that was an incredibly boring episode

  • Boring? Whatever dude, I thought the entire Java script thing was informative and I definately payed attention to that one. And Wess hitting Darren made me laugh, although you guys both rule!

  • awww, GE:S again :)

    when can dystopia
    ( ; its another team based hl2 mod) be the game of the month, id be down for that for sure

    full disclosure: i helped make the thing so im a little biased

  • Good episode, great content, though the audio was tough to bear, and the in-between scenes in the park, etc. could use a little more rehearsal. Does the cameraperson always wear closed-ear headphones to check the audio? I can’t believe I would ever say this, but I would like to see h.264/X264 instead of/in addition to divx. I’ve been a divx/xvid fanboy for a long time, but I’m finally warming up to 264’s superior quality:bitrate ratio.

  • Administrator 8 years ago


    there was and hasn’t been any rehearsal for a while now. all of the stuff at the park and around the house was done in one take, with the exception of the end bit on the sofa since wess and i were joking around.

    as for h.264, the ipod feed IS h.264. starting with 3×01 we’ll be significantly upping the bitrate on that feed in order to make it look better on the appletv.

    as for the divx looking sub-par, thats what happens when you encode nearly 90 minutes of video and try to make it under 400mb. i think the bitrate was somewhere in the 500’s. yikes. i normally shoot for 800-900.

    hope that helps, glad you liked the show.

  • Robby 8 years ago

    Nice epp, rather long but that can be bared with for your special. Had some good content. I much liked how it was a bit more advance this time like you used to have it back in season 1 cause lately its kinda been n00bified.

    Also while your away on your 2 week break, maybe we can have a user content hak5. Were us the users can upload our own segments and then merge them to create an epp..

    cause i would like to show off a few things, it could be fun.

  • BiGBuX 8 years ago

    need to give use high deffinition on you guys great ep

  • There better have been some shoutouts to the PaulDotCom crew… :-)

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