cyphercon podcast

Episodes: 2 Columns

Episode 41: Dumpster Diving with HD Moore

It’s not everyday you get the chance to chat with a courageous genius like HD Moore. In this episode, we talk about HD’s youth spent dumpster diving for computer parts and how those early days tinkering and building influenced the creation of Metasploit and what HD is up to now with Rumble. We talk about...

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Episode 40: Coding Tunes with Sonic-Pi

On this episode Amy Upthagrove and I discuss how to make music by programming it with Sonic-Pi. We review music code she created and if you want to watch what we’re referencing you can watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/cEo-jx1fJM8 . Sonic-Pi is a fascinating program and Amy shares with us the knowledge she’s learned. You...

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Episode 39: Brain Hacking – Finding Peace

Dr. Sudesh Kannan AKA Dr. K joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss hacking your brain in these uncertain times to find peace, joy and love. Dr. K has been practicing mindfulness and mediation for 30+ years and is the author of more than 25 publications and is co-author of the book...

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Episode 38: Radio Statler Takeover

Beaches, Bunni3, and Johnny Xmas from Radio Statler join me on this episode of the podcast. We talk about Radio Statler’s journey since they started the radio program at HOPE as well as the state of cons during covid. We journey to the depths of ocean waters to discuss dolphin mating habits. We talk a...

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Episode 37: Shamanic Hacking from the Jungle of Peru

On this episode, I talk with Hamilton Souther, an ayahuasquero (ayahuasca shaman) talking to us from the jungle of Peru. I visited Hamilton’s Blue Morpho Ayahuasca retreat in Iquitos, Peru back in 2008. Hamilton tells his story about how he came to the jungle of Peru and found his ayahuasca apprenticeship, the tools of the...

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Episode 36: Hacking the Writer’s Mind

On this episode, Janine Ayana Watkins AKA Winner joins me to discuss her new book Sonder Lives: Here Lies Sonder Light. It’s a fascinating sci-fi novel about an amnesiac Marsean who is piecing together her memories about her mission when she came to Arth. In this episode, we talk about the writing process, inspiration, some...

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Episode 35: When the Truth is a Lie

On this episode, I interview my good friend and journalist, Geoff Davidian about his most recent article When the Truth is a Lie, an Image is an Ethical Selfie. We talk a bit about this article and the state of journalism today as well as his work with Project Censored. Then we dive into how...

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Episode 34: InfoSec Oasis

Trenton Ivey and Sean Peterson did it! They created what hackers have been talking about for years – the first VR Con (that we know of)! This conversation blew my mind and I hope it blows yours away too! It’s been Trenton’s dream for a long time to do VR Con and when COVID hit...

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Episode 33: Hack All The Sounds

On this episode I have the honor of chatting with int eighty, half of the hip hop duo DualCore (dualcoremusic.com). We talk about the music making process, a few songs from their latest album Downtime, how he went from a hacker to a hacker rapper headlining DEFCON parties and different CONs everywhere, and the inspiration...

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Episode 32: Shecky the Missing 8th Dwarf

On this episode I chat with Mike Kavka AKA Shecky on the state of security, hiring for security, as well as trying to get your foot in the door if you want to get into security. As bonus you’ll also hear the story about how Mike became Shecky. You can find all things Shecky on...

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Episode 31: COVID-19 Pandemic

Today is April 5, two days after CypherCon would have normally ended had it not been due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Michelle Meas, an infectious disease researcher at Berkley, joins me on this episode of the podcast to discuss all things COVID-19. We talk about what the virus is and the differences between SARS CoV-1...

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Episode 30: Pyrotechnics, Church of WiFi, and Other Shenanigans

EvilMog, of HashCat blesses the CypherCon Podcast with his holy Church of WiFi presence. We talk a wide range of shenanigans he’s involved in from the inception of the Church of WiFi to running pyrotechnics at Burning Man events. He’s one of these people that sets his sights on something and then figures it out,...

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