What we're about

Symbol Crash is dedicated to raising the bar on high-end hacker training, while lowering the barrier of entry.

Our workshops and trainings on Meetup are free and open to all skill levels! We are passionate about raising awareness on security and privacy issues, and we believe the best way to do that is by training as many proper hackers as possible, who can then go out and find new issues on their own.

At our workshops, we will focus on a specific topic in the field of security and offer practical hands-on training combined with a digestible quantity of foundational background information. We will adjust the discussion on any given day to the skill level of the participants.

If you're new or interested in getting started in security, definitely come check us out!

If you're an old salty security dog, come on by and help run the class! Give a guest lecture, help one of the groups during hands-on workshops, or we can even set you up on some kind of custom advanced track if there's something you're really interested in learning.

Upcoming events (5)

[Online] Hardware Hacking Hands-On Workshop

Online event

[Converted to a video call for quarantine. Bring your questions on hardware hacking topics or just listen in!] --- original description follows --- Join us as we start actually hacking on some embedded devices! Open for all experience levels! No cover charge. Foundational hacking background info will be covered as-needed. Learn how to defend your own home network devices. Some experienced hardware hackers will be present with a large box of practice hardware targets and for over-the-shoulder help. We'll also have a variety of tools for talking to hardware, including SPI, JTAG, Serial, etc. Please bring a laptop, Linux or OSX strongly preferred. (VMs can work, but the USB support can be dodgy with the hardware dongles). This meetup will recur the last Friday of the month at 7pm We may not get all the way through something in one go, but over a month or three we can cover a _lot_ of ground. If you have something you really want to take apart, bring it in! We'll help. If the class is all beginners, we usually target an old voting machine, pictured above... If it's all experts, we can go as deep as side channel attacks on crypto, so... fun for all ages!

[Online] Hardware Hacking Hands-On Workshop

Online event

[Converted to a video call for quarantine. Bring your questions on hardware hacking topics or just listen in!] --- original description follows --- Join us as we start actually hacking on some embedded devices! Open for all experience levels! No cover charge. Foundational hacking background info will be covered as-needed. Learn how to defend your own home network devices. Some experienced hardware hackers will be present with a large box of practice hardware targets and for over-the-shoulder help. We'll also have a variety of tools for talking to hardware, including SPI, JTAG, Serial, etc. Please bring a laptop, Linux or OSX strongly preferred. (VMs can work, but the USB support can be dodgy with the hardware dongles). This meetup will recur the last Friday of the month at 7pm We may not get all the way through something in one go, but over a month or three we can cover a _lot_ of ground. If you have something you really want to take apart, bring it in! We'll help. If the class is all beginners, we usually target an old voting machine, pictured above... If it's all experts, we can go as deep as side channel attacks on crypto, so... fun for all ages!

[Online] Hardware Hacking Hands-On Workshop

Online event

[Converted to a video call for quarantine. Bring your questions on hardware hacking topics or just listen in!] --- original description follows --- Join us as we start actually hacking on some embedded devices! Open for all experience levels! No cover charge. Foundational hacking background info will be covered as-needed. Learn how to defend your own home network devices. Some experienced hardware hackers will be present with a large box of practice hardware targets and for over-the-shoulder help. We'll also have a variety of tools for talking to hardware, including SPI, JTAG, Serial, etc. Please bring a laptop, Linux or OSX strongly preferred. (VMs can work, but the USB support can be dodgy with the hardware dongles). This meetup will recur the last Friday of the month at 7pm We may not get all the way through something in one go, but over a month or three we can cover a _lot_ of ground. If you have something you really want to take apart, bring it in! We'll help. If the class is all beginners, we usually target an old voting machine, pictured above... If it's all experts, we can go as deep as side channel attacks on crypto, so... fun for all ages!

[Online] Hardware Hacking Hands-On Workshop

Online event

[Converted to a video call for quarantine. Bring your questions on hardware hacking topics or just listen in!] --- original description follows --- Join us as we start actually hacking on some embedded devices! Open for all experience levels! No cover charge. Foundational hacking background info will be covered as-needed. Learn how to defend your own home network devices. Some experienced hardware hackers will be present with a large box of practice hardware targets and for over-the-shoulder help. We'll also have a variety of tools for talking to hardware, including SPI, JTAG, Serial, etc. Please bring a laptop, Linux or OSX strongly preferred. (VMs can work, but the USB support can be dodgy with the hardware dongles). This meetup will recur the last Friday of the month at 7pm We may not get all the way through something in one go, but over a month or three we can cover a _lot_ of ground. If you have something you really want to take apart, bring it in! We'll help. If the class is all beginners, we usually target an old voting machine, pictured above... If it's all experts, we can go as deep as side channel attacks on crypto, so... fun for all ages!

Past events (16)

[Online] Hardware Hacking Hands-On Workshop

Online event

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