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The Lost Underground

Speaker: Mike Felch (@ustayready) and Ray Felch (@llcoder)
Date/Time: 10/20/2023 3:00PM
Track: 1
Room: Main Stage

Take an exhilarating journey back in time to the 80s, 90s, and 00s as this father and son duo reveal what it was like to get started in an untamed security landscape populated by ruthless hackers. Join us for a captivating presentation as we delve into the intriguing world of the lost underground scene, revealing the stories, techniques, and culture that defined this rebellious era.

In this session, we will immerse ourselves into a first-person narrative, uncovering the exploits of daring hackers who pushed the boundaries of technology, defying authority along the way. Witness the unveiling of covert methods employed to breach elusive systems and expose vulnerabilities, all while evading detection.

Relive the adrenaline-fueled battles between hacking and cracking groups. Experience the excitement of overcoming copy protections and unlocking the hidden treasures of beloved games. Beyond the exploits and hacking, this presentation celebrates the brilliant minds that thrived within this underground subculture.

Whether you seek nostalgic reminiscence or a deeper understanding of infosec’s origins, this presentation promises an engaging and enlightening experience. Join us as we reveal the secrets of the underground, shedding light on a remarkable chapter in technology’s history, where rebels and visionaries left their mark on today’s infosec industry.

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