Our first event was a huge hit! Thank you all for coming out and supporting us, we hope you were able to learn a lot from Hak5. For those of you that couldn't make it out this time around, there will be more chances this semester! This event was centered around wifi hacking, essentially allowing us to understand the flaws in some of the habits we have that are based around how we use our electronic devices and using devices like the Wifi Pineapple to show how easy these flaws can be easily hacked. One of these main flaws pointed out that people that are like "Grandma" have made habits in technology based around easier/quicker access, making our devices much more susceptible to vulnerability.
The unknowingness of the consequences regarding easy access to the internet has allowed many people to be targeted. This is so bad that Darren and Shannon from Hak5 even showed us a video on a real bank robbery. In this video, a man dressed in a suit with a fake badge comes into a bank with the USB Rubber Ducky and takes information from all of the computers there. When asked what he was doing there, he said he was doing a USB audit and since the people working there did not know much about hacking or even computers in general, they trusted him since he was wearing a suit and allowed him to infiltrate the main system by bringing him to the data center room. This video highlights the flaws in easy accessibility.
We hope you all were able to get something out of this event and hope to see you again some time in the coming weeks!
Also sidenote, we are now on discord! Please contact president[AT]gatorhack.com