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DEFCON is the world's largest annual hacker convention, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first DEFCON took place in June 1993. DEF CON is renowned for the "arcane arts" of drinking, socializing, debugging, and crowd control. DEFCON is what y

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Q&A Sessions from DEF CON Safe Mode!

Friendly #defconsafemode reminder - we recorded the Q and A sessions for a bunch of the #defcon talks, so even if you've watched the talks on YouTube you might wanna check on this playlist of speaker/attendee interaction.

DEF CON Safe Mode Glitch Hoodie is Back!

The DEF CON Safe Mode Glitch Hoodie is back in stock. Keep your look hacker fresh and be the envy of all who behold you. Available while supplies last in the DEF CON eBay Store.

Tons of content from DEF CON Safe Mode!

The DEF CON Safe Mode enormo-torrent is live! Make sure your internets are hydrated and limber - there’s over 400 videos in there. Villages, contests, PCAPs and tons of music. Indulge your inner info-glutton, and make sure to #passitalong.

First Press Roundup from Safe Mode!

The first round of press links from DEF CON Safe Mode is live on We'll update as we find more links. If you find something interesting we missed, let us know at

DEF CON 28 SAFE MODE Feedback Thread on the DEF CON Forums!

Now that #DEFCONSafeMode is in the books, we’ve got a thread for feedback on #defconforums. Share your stories, make suggestions, pass along your thoughts on our first virtual event. We are beyond grateful that so many of you took the leap of faith with us, and we want to hear from you.

DEF CON 28 SAFE MODE Contest Results!

Luminous humans of #DEFCON, #SafeMode is now in the books. The time to celebrate the many Contest Winners is at hand. We also celebrate everyone who competed - just the tiniest bit less, to keep everybody motivated. Congratulations to those who found glory. Encouragement and gratitude to those who didn’t this time. The real victory is the friends we...

DEF CON 28 SAFE MODE Artwork Contest Winners!

We want to offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who entered the DEF CON Safe Mode Art Contest. We’re always amazed at the level of talent in this community. This year’s runner up is a stylish meditation on the profusion of connectivities that characterize modern life by Rita Tu. Much like Highlanders, however, in the end there can...

SAFE MODE Content is Live!

To get the party started, we’re releasing a bunch of the content early. Over on the media server, we’ve got all of the main stage talks and materials, the soundtrack, demo labs, art, CTF, music - take what you like. Completists out there, we see you. There’s a very thicc torrent file as well. Take some time to watch the talks you’ve been waiting for...

Upgrade to Human Plus, and Show your Support!

DEF CON Safe Mode is almost here! We hope you’re as excited as we are. For everyone looking to support DEF CON in this unusually difficult time, we have a new option for you to consider - Human PLUS. Safe Mode is free to all Humans, but you can upgrade to Human Plus for $20 USD on the DEF CON Discord for a few upgraded privileges. You get stuff...

DEF CON Safe Mode Villages Are Live!

More DEF CON Safe Mode News - The Villages Page is LIVE! Check out the 30 (!) villages that are taking part and start planning your Con. Links are provided to the appropriate DEF CON forum nodes for each village and the various info you’ll need to participate. We’re almost there, people. #getpsyched!

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