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Come meet up with fellow hackers, cybersecurity enthusiasts, and the like! The first Friday of every month we get together at the Midsouth Makers, share some food (probably pizza), and share stories/info on infosec. We are always looking for new presentors or topic suggestions!

August 2, 2024 -- DEFCON SPECIAL

MEETUP LINK DEFCON is happening in a week!! About a year ago I went to my first DEFCON, and immediately started planning these events to keep riding that same high. This month's discussion will be about what to expect at DEFCON (or most any hacker conference, really). If you've been, please come and share your experience! Maybe we can do some organizing for anyone who is planning to go this year, too.

July 5, 2024 -- Data Loss Prevention

How do you protect sensitive information? What do you do when that information has been compromised? How different are these methods for personal versus professional use? This month we are discussing Data Loss Prevention, what tools and methods are available, how they might fail and what to do about that.

June 7, 2024 -- Wifi Hacking

How easy is it to crack modern wifi, anyway? What is promiscuous mode, and what does that have to do with stealing passwords or intercepting network traffic? Do you know the difference between WEP and WPA, or WPA2 vs WPA3? In this session, let's talk about your experiences and favorite tools for good ole 802.11. Does none of this make any sense to you? Come on by anyway! We're very n00b friendly and someone here can certainly answer whatever questions you may have.

May 3, 2024 -- Car Hacking

Cars have been heavily engineered to be physically secure, but how safe are their electronics? How much can they be remotely secured, tracked, controlled? How often is this already happening? This month's topic is car hacking. We will discuss infotainment systems, CANbus/OBD2, cellular/wireless attacks... and anything else we feel like talking about.

April 5, 2024 -- Lockpicking and other bypasses to Physical Access

"To a hacker, a closed door is an insult, and a locked door is an outrage." --Steven Levy, (from Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution)

There's always been a large overlap between hackers and the sport/hobby of lockpicking. Let's discuss physical access security, mechanical locks, and anything else we feel like. The hackerspace also has some practices locks as well! I have a single pick set I can share but if you have a set please bring them as well (-:

March 2, 2024 -- Social Engineering with generative AI

From kidnapping scares, to fake employment applications, to 25-million dollar scams, generative AI has already become quite a powerful tool for social engineers. Let's talk about headlines, our experiences so far, strategies used in attacking, and how to mitigate attacks from this new threat vector.

February 2, 2024

Can't really escape discussion of AI this and AI that these days, huh? A friend of mine wrote a book not on using AI but on attacking the AI itself, and I'm just about finished reading it. So I figure a good topic for a round-table discussion today would be anything AI related in cybersecurity.

January 5, 2024

HackerMane will be doing a presentation on introductory USB attacks including Rubber Ducky and OMG devices, as well as how to create your own with cheap dev boards/microcontrollers.
As always, there will be free food!

December meeting cancelled

Sorry folks, but we will be unable to host on the 1st and the rest of the month is generally too busy. We will be returning in January!

November 3, 2023

HackerMane showed how easy it is to build and flash new firmware on the a Flipper Zero

October 6, 2023

Great meeting! A couple of return visitors and a few new faces. null0perat0r demoed his BurpSuite plugin, NoPE Proxy, and showed us how it can be used to MitM mobile apps (or anything using websockets)

September 8, 2023

Our first meeting! Nearly a dozen visitors and great conversations!