October 21st, 2014

MRLB 082709 — Burp suite presentation

Here’s some information on our next MRL Boston meeting coming up this Thursday.

From the meeting announcement:

Start: 2009/08/27 18:30
End: 2009/08/27 20:30
Timezone: America/New York

For our meeting for Thursday, August 27, we’ll *finally* be given the
long-awaited “Burp Suite” presentation by our very own Craig Ingram
(cji). For those of you not familiar with Burp Suite [1], it’s a web
application attack/testing tool consisting of a proxy, spider,
fuzzer/brute forcer, session token analyzer, and more.

Craig will discuss Burp in a bit more detail, give us some tips and
tricks he’s picked up, and demonstrate Burp’s use against a sample web
application.

Hope to see you there!

[1] – http://portswigger.net/suite/

James Atkinson to speak at Midnight Research Labs Boston on Thursday (June 25, 2009)

(Copied from the MRLB mailing list)

Howdy! I’m pleased to announce that THIS Thursday (June 25) at 6:30 PM,
Midnight Research Labs Boston will have a special guest speaker: Mr.
James Atkinson, who will be giving (if memory serves me correctly) his
“Kill Your Cordless Phone” talk.

***This talk will be announced and open to the general public, and WILL
REQUIRE AN RSVP as space is limited. Given the size and layout of MRLB,
we’ll be doing a bit of re-arranging to accommodate attendees.***

Please RSVP to rsvp001 @ n0where.org

We hope to see you there!

Here’s a brief bio on Mr. Atkinson (more at http://tscm.com/biojma.html):

“””
James M. Atkinson is the President and Senior Engineer of Granite Island
Group – a prestigous veteran-owned company started in 1987 that
specializes in the electronics engineering field. Assuring the
protection of classified, confidential, privileged, or private
information against technical attack, eavesdropping, or exploitation,
Mr. Atkinson has earned the respect of the of the most public and
private global client base in the industry. Prior to 1987, Mr. Atkinson
served in the military, and had a nationally recognized background as a
computer hardware and software developer.

He is a counter-surveillance expert, communications engineer, security
consultant, and instructor with a reputation for designing and
installing some of the most powerful secure communications systems used
by both government agencies and major corporations. He has designed over
130 electronic and tactical products such as GPS devices, test
instruments, radio equipment, audio products, modified bouchons, HRT
devices, cryptographic equipment, surveillance devices, SIGINT/COMINT
products, and various other devices and systems.
“””

Post-meeting

Thanks to everyone who showed up for the meeting. As promised, slides and a tarball have been posted:

Slides

Tarball

August meeting announcement

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                Fellow Hackers, Slackers, and Code-crackers:   

        On Sunday August 19th at 12pm PST (noon) we will be holding our monthly 
        official Midnight Research Labs meeting.   

        This month will be focused on reverse engineering and other CTFish 
        exploits.  Jason will be presenting his reverse engineering 
        talk.   

        Light refreshments, and pizza will be served.   

        Agenda: 
                Phase 0x0: Bootstrapping 
                  - Greetings and welcome 
                  - MRL updates and status 
                Phase 0x1: Initialization 
                  - Reverse engineering/exploitation presentation 
                  - Open mic / lightning round presentations 
                Phase 0x2: Local exploits 
                  - Food 
                  - OSX GUI development for wicrawl 
                  - Wake in memorial of the E drive (2004-2007) 
                  - Off topic tools, toys and other shiny things -- If anyone 
                    has any interesting to show off or play with, please bring 
                    it. 
                  - Whatever till whenever -- This is the more social 
                    part of the event.  People are invited to stay and 
                    hack and have a couple drinks till whenever this 
                    phase is no longer self-sustaining, =)   

        This is an "invite only" event, so, don't distribute the location to 
        just anyone =).  That being said, we're still looking for active 
        members, so if you know someone that would be interested in 
        contributing and want to sponsor or vouch for them, feel free to bring 
        them along (let me know in advance if possible)   

        Location:   

        The usual place in Mountain View.  If you don't know where it is, do
        the social networking thing to find an MRLer or ask your sponsor.

Bay Area Recycling Event

If you live around the bay area, this looks like a pretty fun event to go to. As found on boing boing:

This weekend, MAKE: and the Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC) in Berkeley, California are holding a 24 hour event for makers to build stuff from the tons of fantastic gear collected by the electronics recycler. BYOT! (Bring your own tools!) Here are the details:
ACCRC in Berkeley, CA and Make have been collecting household electronics–including old projects, failed inventions, half finished prototypes. All of these items will be diverted to ReMake, a 24-hour event beginning at noon on Saturday, April 28.

January MRL meeting


        On Friday January 26th at 7pm PST we will be holding our monthly
        official Midnight Research Labs meeting.

        This month will be a mostly hands on meeting with some hardware hacking
        and random experimentation.  I want to finish motorizing the bi-quad
        antenna we were working on as a proof of concept for the larger (1
        meter grid) motorized antenna project.  There are some other ideas I
        had for how we can mount the larger antenna to make things easier, so I
        wanted to brainstorm on that.  I also finally got my teachers
        ferro-fluid kit with some neodynium magnets in the mail that we can
        play around with that (if someone has a good small (<4 oz) glass
        container we can use, please bring it).  Hopefully we'll be able to see
        what it should really look like this time, :)

        I also thought we could try some of the "non-newtonian-fluids"
        experiments as well if we get bored.  We can vote on what we'd like to
        work on first.  I'd also like to kick off the next phase of wicrawl,
        and possibly hack on that if we have some extra time.



        Though ours would probably look more like on of the following:






        As always, anyone with cool toys, or interesting project ideas, bring
        them along.

        Light refreshments, pizza and beer will be served.  Note, this time
        we'll be serving food right at 8pm, so don't be late.

        Agenda:
                Phase 0x0: Bootstrapping
                  - Greetings and welcome
                  - MRL updates and status
                Phase 0x1: Initialization
                  - Antenna and hardware hacking
                  - Ferro fluids
                  - Non-newtonian fluids?
                Phase 0x2: Local exploits
                  - Food
                  - Off topic tools, toys and other shiny things -- If anyone
                    has any interesting to show off or play with, please bring
                    it.
                  - Whatever till whenever -- This is the more social
                    part of the event.  People are invited to stay and
                    hack and have a couple drinks till whenever this
                    phase is no longer self-sustaining, =)



MRL meeting *next* friday

Dearest MRL attendees:

For any actual MRL members reading this, our monthly meeting is scheduled for Friday January 26 instead of its normally scheduled time. Of course any attendee should already know this since you should be on the mailing list, :). I’ll still send out a formal meeting announcement in a couple days.


What google images thinks a “MRL meeting” looks like. Not Quite.

Transbay wi-fi link day

Here’s the schedule for MRL this Friday. Most of it is in preparation for the transbay wi-fi connection we’re going to attempt on Saturday Dec 16th. If you’re interested in helping, you know of anyone that has done this already, or know of good locations to try it from, let us know.


                Fellow Hackers, Slackers, and Code-crackers:

        On Friday December 15th at 7pm PST we will be holding our monthly
        official Midnight Research Labs meeting.

        In preparation for our trans-bay wi-fi link connection attempt, we'll
        be watching a video from CCC on establishing long distance wi-fi
        connections.  We'll also finalize the start locations, pick gear and
        teams for each side of the link.  The plan is still to attempt the link
        on the 16th (Saturday), but at this point it looks like a 50/50 chance
        that the weather will cooperate (we'll decide one way or the other
        Friday, and reschedule if necessary).

        We have our bi-quad antennas to finish up as well.  Also making an
        appearance will be some freshly home brewed beer for those interested
        (it will be its debut, so I'm not sure how it turned out yet, :).

        As always, anyone with cool toys, or interesting project ideas, bring
        them along.

        Light refreshments, pizza and beer will be served.

        Agenda:
                Phase 0x0: Bootstrapping
                  - Greetings and welcome
                  - MRL updates and status
                  - MRL projects update
                Phase 0x1: Initialization
                  - CCC long distance wi-fi video
                  - bi-quad antennas
                  - beer tasting
                Phase 0x2: Local exploits
                  - Food
                  - Off topic tools, toys and other shiny things -- If anyone
                    has any interesting to show off or play with, please bring
                    it.
                  - Whatever till whenever -- This is the more social
                    part of the event.  People are invited to stay and
                    hack and have a couple drinks till whenever this
                    phase is no longer self-sustaining, =)

Happy Hackiversary MRL!

        Fellow Hackers, Slackers, and Code-crackers:

On Friday October 20th at 7pm PST we will be holding our monthly
official Midnight Research Labs meeting.

                Happy Hackiversary MRL!!!

One year ago, we held the first "official" MRL meeting.  We had a
couple unofficial MRL meetings before that, but this marks the
anniversary of the first planned/scheduled/announced meeting.  I
think we've come a long way in the last year, and this last month
things have started to really take off.  Thanks to everyone for
making MRL something to be part of (*sniff* *sniff* memories!).

On to the main event!

This month Mike (drifter) will be giving a mini-presentation on
VOIP technologies, and he'll also have a demo on caller-id
spoofing.

For the hands on part of the evening we'll be putting together
home-brew biquad 802.11 antennas.  If you want me to purchase
materials for you, let me know ASAP, it's only going to be about
<$10 a person for all materials.  It's about as simple as putting
together a cantenna, but it looks a whole lot cooler, ;)

In addition to the MRL hackiversary, we'll be celebrating the
wicrawl and SEAT releases which have occurred since the last MRL
meeting.

As always, anyone with cool toys, or interesting project ideas,
bring them along.

Light refreshments, pizza and beer will be served.

Agenda:
        Phase 0x0: Bootstrapping
          - Greetings and welcome
          - MRL updates and status
          - MRL projects update
        Phase 0x1: Initialization
          - VOIP mini-preso from Mike
          - Biquad antenna construction
          - Hackiversary
        Phase 0x2: Local exploits
          - Food
          - Off topic tools, toys and other shiny things -- If anyone
            has any interesting to show off or play with, please bring
            it.
          - Whatever till whenever -- This is the more social
            part of the event.  People are invited to stay and
            hack and have a couple drinks till whenever this
            phase is no longer self-sustaining, =)

What google thinks of MRL

So, this is what Google thinks of MRL after our meeting… especially after playing around with SEAT. :)

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