We didn't get the opportunity to attend Def Con this year. But with a hashtag like #BadDefconAdvice, we feel like we're kind of there in spirit. Many suggestions are simply security no nos to begin with. Others are entertaining, to say the least. So, we compiled a list that made us laugh, cry, and even cringe a little.
Here are some of our fave tweets so far (with commentary!✨):
make sure to wear a hoodie, for fellow hackers to recognize you #BadDefconAdvice
— ((( Dylan Dog-e ))) (@voodoogeek) August 3, 2016
Duh, how else are people gonna know how 1337 we are?
the more you say 'cyber' the more seriously people take you, and the more you'll be respected by the community.
— Dan Tentler (@Viss) August 1, 2016
Look below to see the most respected individual in the community.
Cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber cyber #BadDefconAdvice
— 0DDJ0BB (@0DDJ0BB) August 3, 2016
— Jennie Kam (@TXJennieK) August 4, 2016
So when you're done with it, you light it on fire, right?
— Mick Douglas (@bettersafetynet) August 4, 2016
Just set permissions to lucky 777 since we are in Vegas #baddefconadvice
— purkkaviritys (@purkkaviritys) July 31, 2016
And just like in Vegas, everyone wins.
— Christien Rioux ⚛ (@dildog) August 3, 2016
Always eat the randomly placed hamburgers at the water stations #BadDefconAdvice
— Carthage (@Carthage702) August 2, 2016
Ah, that's where they got the meat.
When the police approach to question you, scream "I SPOTTED THE FED" and run zig-zag across the casino floor to escape. #BadDefconAdvice
— Jessica (@itgirljs) August 1, 2016
I heard USBs Storage device are holding rare Pokémon. Scattered around Vegas #BadDefconAdvice
— Fashion,Style, Games (@Tastemystyle) August 1, 2016
With our luck, we'd get a Caterpie...
Hand out other people's business cards #BadDEFCONadvice
— Dan (@sycophantic) August 1, 2016
Print “Jason Bourne” business cards and hand them out. #baddefconadvice
— Wim Remes (@wimremes) August 1, 2016
If they didn't want to be pen tested, why did they give you a pen? #BadDefconAdvice
— Dan Kaminsky (@dakami) August 1, 2016
Sounds pretty logical to me.
Women love dongle jokes. #BadDefconAdvice
— ninaf (@ninaf) August 1, 2016
And finally, the question on everyone's mind:
— Lady Secitup (@secitup) August 1, 2016
Tay Tay, is that really you?
You can find more on the #BadDefconAdvice feed. You can also for security thoughts mixed with GIF usage and emoji self-expression.