2023-08-14 (M) DEFCON31

I missed the last several DEFCONs and was elated to go to DEFCON31. I brought lots of my projects and tools and was excited to see my friends. I love keys and non-destructive entry, so I tested one of my elevator keys at my hotel and found that it opened the firefighter's door. I did not make any changes or do anything that could interfere with the safe operation, but I am always excited when I can get somewhere most people never see.
Testing a key

The first talk I attended was from a friend, Miana, who talked about the implant she created to access the doors at her work. She did not have a background in electronics but learned everything to build an implantable PCB, get it coated, and install it. She even had a video of the implant working at her office.
Main stage speaker Miana

The second speaker was in the Biohacking Village, and he spoke about the implant he is currently designing. His will have active electronics, a battery, and a vibration feature. The purpose is to link with external sensors and alert the wearer when necessary. One example was miners who should be alerted immediately if a sensor detects dangerous gas.
Biohacking Village speaker Quinn

I spent too much time and money in the vendor area but met Brian Brushwood from Modern Rogue. He was selling and promoting his unique line of roguish products, but the other person working the stand was a puzzle maker and gave me some great advice about developing my KeyRypTex.
Brian Brushwood of Modern Rogue and Brian McEvoy of 24HourEngineer

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