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  • How to Make a PiHole

    Online event

    This will be an online event. The meeting link will be sent to those who RSVP for this meeting. Are you sick of seeing so many ads on web pages while you surf the internet at home? Worry about malware coming into your home network? Using a PiHole can eliminate a lot of that traffic. A PiHole is built with a Raspberry Pi, a small and inexpensive computer that you can buy from multiple sources for $40 or less. Dan and Dan will walk us through how to build one, install it on our network and talk about the advantages of using one to block unwanted traffic. If you want to follow along, we recommend that you purchase a Raspberry Pi in advance of this meeting as they will not be provided for you. :) This meeting is in partnership with the Tech Collective in Providence, RI.

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  • Layer 8 Conference

    Online event

    The third annual Layer 8 Conference focuses on social engineering and OSINT. This conference will be held online and will have three tracks of presentations and expects to keep much of the usual social experience you get at an in-person conference. Attendees will be sent the conference stream URL the week of the conference. A ticket purchase is required for this event. More information at https://layer8conference.com

  • A Walkthrough of OSINT Tools

    Online event

    This will be a virtual event and the link will be sent to those who RSVP. Rae Baker is an expert in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) investigations. For this meetup, she will walk us through some of the common freely available tools and her methodology.

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  • Gone Phishin' with GoPhish (Remote Virtual Event)

    Tech Collective

    We are experiencing extremely high winds in RI today. If there is a power outage, we may not be able to give this presentation. Keeping fingers crossed! https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/pre-join-calling/19:meeting_N2JkYmVmNzAtYWE0Yi00OWI3LTkyZmQtOTU0ZjUwMGIxNDU3@thread.v2 Let's learn about phishing and how to create an effective phishing campaign using the open-source tool GoPhish. You can download the tool for free here: https://github.com/gophish/gophish If you want to follow along, install Kali Linux in a VM (or something similar that you're comfortable with) Meeting event link will be sent to those who register. This event is sponsored by the Tech Collective.

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  • Hacking WiFi!! - Postponed to a Future Date

    Tech Collective

    Hacking WiFi will be better when we can do it hands-on, so we'll reschedule this one to a future date. No meeting this month. ==================================== This event will be virtual and not held at Tech Collective. URL to be sent. Jesse Roberts from CompassIT Compliance will be back to talk about how to test WiFi connections for vulnerabilities. In this meeting we will be going over the aircrack-ng suite. During this tutorial we will cover: Wireless basics WiFi Monitor Mode WPA Handshake capture WPA handshake dictionary attacks Evil Twin We will also look at WiFi pineapple from Hak5 and take a visit to github to download and play with WiFiSuite written by NickSanotta. Please have a kali vm or laptop available. This event is sponsored by the Tech Collective.

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  • Don't walk. Sprint! Make Product Security an Exercise in Agile

    Do you find yourself having trouble producing results at your company while you build your program from scratch? How long does it take to roll out your new processes, tool, or initiative? When building out a product security program, we get excited about all the things related to our job. What sometimes happens is that we start many projects but have trouble pushing them to the finish line. Whether you're a seasoned engineer that has practiced Agile or you don't know the difference between a Scrum and a sprint, this talk will help you start thinking about your product security projects in small, deliverable increments to help you produce value for your stakeholders. No prior knowledge of Agile frameworks are required for this 100 level talk. Come with an open mind and leave with fresh ideas to help roll out your awesome tools and processes! Speaker Bio: Michael Rossoni has a passion for Product Security, which he does for a large healthcare company while carrying over a decade and a half of software engineering experience. He's an electronics hobbyist, hardware hacker, and certified application security professional (GWEB, CSSLP) who voids warranties and breaks things to figure out how to make them better. He's been in the software engineering business professionally in a variety of roles, including product security (secure SDLC, tooling, code reviews, etc.), network-enabled embedded systems development, QA, and full stack development for both on premise and SaaS based solutions. He also plays role of sysadmin when necessary. Event sponsored by Tech Collective.

  • Anonymity: The Cost of Free

    Tech Collective

    Anonymity: The Cost of Free As our digital footprint grows, we find more and more “free” services offered to us. Games that are free to play, social networks that are free to participate and news that is free to consume. These “free” services are from some of the most profitable organizations. The profit comes from monetizing our personal information. In this session we will talk about the value of your personal information and how you can decide who knows what about you. About the Speaker: Manuel Lobao (Manny) is the Senior Manager of Information Security for Carousel Industries. He has worked in the technology field for over 25-years. His focus is on all thing’s security from Red and Blue teaming, Social and Reverse Engineering to Analytics. One thing remains the same, the passion to learn and share with the community. This event is sponsored by the Tech Collective.

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  • Open Source Tools Training - Metasploit!

    Tech Collective

    So you want to be a hacker? Not sure where to start? Let’s get you going using Metasploit. Metasploit is one of the most powerful tools used for penetration testing. We will walk you through how to start Metasploit, conduct a port scan to identify services and open ports, and then we will hack a server using one of Metasploits many modules. Learn more about Metasploit here https://www.youtube.com/c/MetasploitR7 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasploit_Project Please bring your internet-capable laptop and a thirst to learn. Sponsored by RI Tech Collective

  • Open Source Tool Training - Cain & Abel

    Tech Collective

    More information coming soon but we'll be learning about great uses for Cain & Abel with URI's own Doug Tondreau! Sponsored by the RI Tech Collective.