Mike plays a hacker on ‘the internet.’ His ninja skills include hardware hacks, reverse engineering, web app pen, blue team, rainbow team 4, and wifi. He is a computer scientist who does real science sometimes.

What the WiFiCactus?!?!?!

The #WiFiCactus is a tool that passively listens on 50 channels at the same time thanks to 25 Hak5 Pineapple Tetras. This talk will break down the build process, the hardware and the software to make the ultimate war-walking machine. The #WiFiCactus was on location at DEF CON 25 in Fabulous Las Vegas to monitor the most dangerous network in the world. Findings will be discussed including WiFi intrusion detection and protection strategies.

For DefCamp I am planning on focusing directly on the WiFiCactus as opposed to additional wireless capture technologies that are included in my presentation for Saintcon. I am planning on having integration with the WiFi Pwn Board also.

Are you the next cyber security superstar?

If you are passionate about an information security topic or you have strong technical skills developing researches on your own, you should definitely Apply at Call for Papers. By submitting you will have the chance to showcase your work to +2000 attendees.

Other speakers joining this year

Ralf C. Staudemeyer

Postdoctoral-Researcher in IT-Security University of Passau

Stefan Tanase

Principal Security Researcher Ixia, a Keysight business


Cloud Security Engineer Adobe

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Orange Romania is part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators that connects hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million local customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions for both individual and corporate customers, from basic connectivity services to complete mobile, fixed internet, TV packages, and complex IT&C solutions through Orange Business

Orange Romania is the number 1 operator in terms of network performance, and also holds nine consecutive Top Employer certifications, which confirm that Orange Romania, in addition to the remarkable products and services it offers, pays special attention to its employees and working environment. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. 

In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally.

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