One of the things that we decided to do at the hackspace was to request information about the RCMP attending DEFCON. For anyone who doesn’t know what DEFCON is, it’s the largest Hacker Con on the planet, and infosec people from all over the world go to this conference. In fact, it’s nicknamed FEDCON due to the huge number of Law Enforcement that attends this conference.
Now, a friend of mine has been a DEFCON Goon for years and has never spotted an RCMP officer or any other person from the conference. Other people claim that they teamed up with CSIS for Capture the Flag and other things like that. It’s funny since I mentioned DEFCON itself on my old blogs.
The thing with the RCMP is that every time I request info, I find things that I never expected too. For example, I knew about the Blue Passort and the Red Passport for Diplomats. However, there’s a Green Passport that is issued to the RCMP when they cross the border on Law Enforcement business. So, if you suspect a Canadian is a FED, ask to see their passport, this will expose them as Law Enforcement if the cover is any cover other than blue.
Here’s the highlights of this release:
- A Division, F Division, C Division and TCB-NIOT attended</li>
- They said Dan Kaminsky was talking about DNSSec again</li>
- They KNOW about Tor</li>
- They printed the DEFCON webpage! I should have asked for that to be taken out</li>
- They like going to DEFCON</li>
- Anyone doing any covert activity is NOT going to be going to DEFCON (obviously)</li>
- Apparently the RCMP aren't super interested in going to DEFCON</li>
- The RCMP went to Greg Hoglund's talk about Social Networks</li>
In short, it was very strange seeing what the RCMP reviewed for 2009 and 2010. Also, it's interesting to see the RCMP go to the Cell Phone talk and say that Special I would be interested in it with a question mark. So, while it's possible that the RCMP weren't using IMSI catchers before to listen in on calls, the RCMP Covert Intercept Unit will most likely try this technique in the future.
(It also should be noted that CSIS was googling the RCMP Covert Intercept Unit, so for a group that's covert, they're attracting a LOT of interest. Of course, it doens't help when you publish info about them in the RCMP Gazette.)</em>
So, enough jibber-jabber, here's the file:
- defcon_atip.pdf</a> - SHA1SUM: 69900d7282c164bd2bfb21c963182793c9d7453f - 9.1 MB</li> </ul> In other news, the request I made from the DND was delayed so I won't even know about that until June of this year. I'm definitely surprised with the fact that I got this back, and the fact that they sent it on CD</a>.