DEF CON, the world’s largest hacker conference, launched the Darknet V3 domain in 2017

One of the most renowned hacker conferences worldwide is "DefCon Hacker Conference," known as "DEF CON" internationally. This conference has its official website and, on December 31, 2017, "DEF CON" officially announced the launch of its dark web V3 domain.

DEF CON, also referred to as DEFCON, Defcon, or DC, is an annual hacker conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada, typically in July or August. Founded by Jeff Moss in 1993, DEF CON is now considered one of the world's most famous and prominent computer security conferences.

Attendees of DEF CON events include computer security experts, journalists, lawyers, federal government officials, security researchers, students, and hackers. DEF CON serves as a forum for the latest innovations in software, computer architecture, hardware modifications, conference badges, and any other field susceptible to "hacking".

The DEF CON conference features numerous guest speakers covering a wide range of computer and hacker issues, cybersecurity challenges, and hacker wargames. DEF CON is renowned for its contests, which range from building the longest Wi-Fi connection to finding the best method to cool beverages in the scorching Nevada heat. Other competitions include lockpicking, robot-related contests, art, slogans, coffee wars, scavenger hunts, and capture the flag contests.

The most famous of these contests is the "capture the flag" (CTF) competition, a hacking challenge in which hacker teams seek to attack and defend computers and networks using software and network structures. CTF has been used as a model for other hacker conferences and in academic and military environments, such as red team exercises. Workshops, villages, and parties are also part of DEF CON.

Over the years, the event has gained popularity, with regular participation from federal law enforcement officers representing various agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Defense, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Department of Homeland Security (through CISA). Despite its prestige, DEF CON maintains its core belief that the conference is primarily an opportunity for people to learn new things and share ideas in a friendly and enthusiastic environment.

The term "DEF CON" is derived from the movie "WarGames" and refers to the defense readiness condition of the U.S. Armed Forces (DEFCON). In the film, Las Vegas was chosen as a nuclear target, and because the conference is held there, Jeff Moss selected the term "DEF CON." On the other hand, "CON" stands for convention, and "DEF" is derived from the letter "3" on the telephone keypad, which corresponds to "E" and "F," signifying "E" for electronic and "F" for fighter. Any spelling variation other than "DEF CON" may be considered a violation of the DEF CON brand. The official name of the conference includes a space between "DEF" and "CON".

Websites of "DEF CON"

1. Official Website

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2. Media Website

Media materials of previous conferences, including pictures and photos, audio and video, PPT or PDF documents, CTF titles and results, etc.

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3. Forum

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