Next Irvine Underground Meeting
2024.08.09 at Gulliver's, 7pm

2018 July Minutes

환영 IVU!

Summer is in full swing and with Black Hat/DEF CON around the corner it looks to be a busy next couple of weeks for the hacking community.

Pre-IVU meeting at Gulliver’s and El Torito was as welcoming as ever and enjoyed by all that joined.

Ben made his IVU presentation debut with a talk on the currently available Host-based Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS) and some of the pros and cons that they offer. Some of the HIDS brought up were Snort, OSSEC, and AIDE. Ben’s slides can be viewed here.

Also speaking was Kyle about the cryptography on the IVU Challenge Coin. The crypto was devised by Israel Torres for the coin and has been wracking peoples brains on trying to figure it out for the past couple of months with only the vaguest hints. Well, the crypto was found out and Kyle provided a talk on the general topic of cryptography, from a brief history, to basic math on crypto, and finally basic techniques used to break the IVU crypto and discover its hidden meaning. Kyle also showed his Python tool for encrypting and decrypting the code which can be found on GitHub. Kyle’s slides can be found here.

While DEF CON will be meeting on August 9-12 that doesn’t mean there won’t be an IVU for the people that are not attending DEF CON. So we hope the people going have a safe trip and we’ll see the rest of you meeting up for IVU on August 10th!





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