9 Basic Tips For Not Getting Pwned At Blackhat 2015
Honestly, does anyone even say ‘pwned’ anymore? Am I exposing myself even more by putting it into the headline? What I want to provide are some basic tips for anyone heading to Blackhat/Defcon next week in Vegas. Now, most of the actual security folks there will already do this basic stuff and be onto more sophisticated levels of protection. But, it’s important for all of us in the industry (I’m looking at you sales and marketing) that might not have the same technical chops to get prepped before landing in Sin City.
Use a burner laptop
Delete the non-WPA/WPA2 Wi-Fi SSIDs
Don’t connect to Wi-Fi hotspots in Vegas
Use your phone hotspot via USB cable.
Don't use airline Wi-Fi
Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your phones
Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your computers
Turn on disk encryption
Turn on your firewalls