16 votes

Elevator Hacking: From the Pit to the Penthouse

7 comments

  1. [7]
    rmgr
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    I never thought I'd watch a two hour talk about elevators. This is a fascinating talk about how elevators work. I've always wondered what the red keyways you see around lifts are for.

    I never thought I'd watch a two hour talk about elevators. This is a fascinating talk about how elevators work. I've always wondered what the red keyways you see around lifts are for.

    5 votes
    1. Sahasrahla
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      On the subject of unexpectedly fascinating long-form elevator media here's an ~8000 word New Yorker article about elevators: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/04/21/up-and-then-down

      On the subject of unexpectedly fascinating long-form elevator media here's an ~8000 word New Yorker article about elevators: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/04/21/up-and-then-down

      6 votes
    2. [5]
      Adys
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      Ohhh I remember watching that talk, it's one of my favourite DEFCON talks. Great submission :)

      Ohhh I remember watching that talk, it's one of my favourite DEFCON talks. Great submission :)

      2 votes
      1. [3]
        edenist
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        Nitpicking, but the talk in this video is from HOPE. I thought it looked familiar..... I was literally in the crowd, haha. Though likely some variation was also likely given at DEFCONs throughout...

        Nitpicking, but the talk in this video is from HOPE. I thought it looked familiar..... I was literally in the crowd, haha.

        Though likely some variation was also likely given at DEFCONs throughout the years.

        3 votes
        1. [2]
          Adys
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          Oh I must have watched the defcon version then. I'm pretty sure at least. Might be misremembering...

          Oh I must have watched the defcon version then. I'm pretty sure at least. Might be misremembering...

          2 votes
          1. rmgr
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            I had a google, it looks like they did the talk at DEFCON 22

            I had a google, it looks like they did the talk at DEFCON 22

            1 vote
      2. rmgr
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        I've been getting back in to watching DEFCON/Blackhat/CCC talks in the last few weeks! They're always really interesting!

        I've been getting back in to watching DEFCON/Blackhat/CCC talks in the last few weeks! They're always really interesting!

        2 votes