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    Quote Originally Posted by owl View Post
    I am bringing my UMPC which has a solid state harddrive, Has anyone experienced any issues with this type of harddrive and airport security? I believed there was something somewhere about it where the airport screeners where having problem differiencing a solid state hardrive and a explosive device.
    I worked at the Vancouver airport for a while. In Vancouver, there is an 'oversize' belt for delicate devices. You have to specify that your luggage contains fragile stuff and ask them to put it on the 'oversize' luggage belt. It goes straight downstairs and is taken off by hand and loaded by hand.

    If you load your machine on the regular baggage system, it is kicked off at it's destination by violent contraptions that send it flying in the air. It lands somewhere down a chute with a big thud. The contraptions are called 'kickers' and some are shaped like a snowplow. They do kick your bags off, sometimes violently. Baggage occasionally gets caught in them too and gets squeezed pretty badly.

    About security. If you have trouble with a customs official, don't argue or get stupid. Ask politely for a supervisor. Many customs agents and security personnel add their own little rules which can go above and beyond the actual rules. If they are being stupid, ask for a supervisor.

    Vancouver has X'Ray detection in place for baggage and I'm sure Montreal has it. I'm not exactly sure how X'Rays would affect the electronics in your device, but unless you explain to them what it is, it will no doubt be X'Rayed. I strongly recommend contacting any airports ahead of your travel to see how you should deal with your equipment.

    The X'Ray scanners are designed to detect explosives, but they are only part of an extensive process. There are several levels of bomb detection, and if they suspect your equipment, they can put you through the wringer. It all comes down to the guy looking at the X'Rayed baggage on a screen. If he is not sure, he'll send it on to the end of the line and you'll be called down there to open it yourself. If they still are not sure, you could be detained for who knows how long.

    Having said all that, I'm sure many people travel with devices similar to your. There is probably a standard way of dealing with them. I wouldn't wait till you're at the airport to find out.

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    Ok, so expect a hot/humid weather, don't worrry too much about cash, just enough to pay for a cab from the airport to the hotel, and tips. I don't drink so I don't have to worry about running a tap on the local bar, and being my first time in canada, I definetely want to explore around if time allows it.


    What is to see around Montreal that may be accessable from metro?, I did some googling and even try google earth to scout the area (that is a amazing software), anyway, all I can come out with is the underground mall, the walking stores on downtown which I believe is close to the hotel, and the park that is a few blocks away.

    I am still a newby on the reverse engineering arena, and there still so much stuff out there to learn, than the idea of spending a weekend with a bunch of people that have master most of what is to know on the subject is priceless. Well, I am looking forward to the whole experience, so see you all there and try not to strangle me if I become a pest and start asking too many questions.

  3. #33
    Howdy,

    Please, no questions outside of the conference .
    Well, easy questions are ok.

    You can roam around during the day if some of the talks dont interest you.
    Just head down the hill and start poking around.

    Woodmann

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    owl, Old Montreal is a cute area: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Montreal
    You can also check out the Casino de Montreal: http://www.casinosduquebec.com/montreal/en/home

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Woodmann View Post
    Howdy,

    Please, no questions outside of the conference .
    Well, easy questions are ok.

    Woodmann
    I'll try

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    I received confirmation that my talk proposal was approved.
    I can finally say that it is about "64-bit Imports Rebuilding and Unpacking".

    I'll demonstrate new tools I developed and explain what is different from classic 32-bit unpacking.

    Nothing ground-breaking like how to retrieve data by freezing your RAM chips in liquid carbonite at -500 degrees Kelvin or the WiFi-sniffer gun but it should be interesting nonetheless.

    I'll also be giving a 4 hours workshop on "Introduction to IDA Pro for OllyDbg users" for IITAC.
    It will be live reversing sessions instead of a boring long speech.

    TiGa
    Programming today is a race between software engineers to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots.
    So far, the Universe is winning.

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    Me too I received confirmation that my paper has been accepted. The journey of this paper will continue definitely (%)... I think the title can tell what's inside this paper "Towards an Embellished Macro Descriptive Language for Reverse Assembly Code"
    See you there...
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  8. #38
    Howdy,

    Some of the lectures have been posted:
    http://recon.cx/2008/speakers.html

    The list looks most impressive .

    Woodmann

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    ooooh! Ilfak is going to be there but Fravia won't.

    I would have liked to meet him too.

    TiGa
    Programming today is a race between software engineers to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots.
    So far, the Universe is winning.

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    A shameless plug on my part.

    However, for those of you currently established in the RCE arena and looking at the Trainings:

    Rolf Rolles Course IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST.

    I'll say no more than that.

    And just so I don't make Nico hate me, if you are looking for something to get yourself established, I wholeheartedly endorse his material as well ;-).

    Regards,

    CrackZ.

  11. #41
    Howdy,

    The trainings always sell out .

    Woodmann

  12. #42
    I would love to take the static reversing class, but I can't afford it. So it is just briefings for me.

  13. #43
    Looks like it's gonna be a good one. See you all there

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    Another shameless request while we're at it.

    Please everyone, if you like it, spread the word about the Collaborative RCE Tool Library to everyone at RECON:

    http://www.woodmann.com/collaborative/tools

    And if any of you speakers mention it on stage (e.g. as a download location for the tools you're presenting ), I'll buy you a beer or two the next time we meet.

    (and of course, also instantly add all the new cool tools that you hear about at RECON to the library, but that goes without saying )
    "Give a man a quote from the FAQ, and he'll ignore it. Print the FAQ, shove it up his ass, kick him in the balls, DDoS his ass and kick/ban him, and the point usually gets through eventually."

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    Don't despair if your pockets are empty.
    My training will be free.

    It has been split into 3 topics spread on 3 days.
    The descriptions should be put up shortly.
    Inscriptions will be taken only during the conference.

    I'll probably make a flash video with audio to put online afterwards.
    I'll be sure to mention the CRCETL too.

    TiGa
    Programming today is a race between software engineers to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots.
    So far, the Universe is winning.

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