VPNs are Internet Snake Oil

Nov. 17, 6:00 PM - Nov. 17, 7:30 PM

Location: 43 Campus Avenue, Gorham, ME

The internet is a scary place. There are bad folks everywhere, just waiting to steal your data or invade your privacy. A VPN seems like the perfect solution to this problem – after all, it encrypts your traffic and routes it through a secure tunnel, keeping you safe from prying eyes... right? But unfortunately, VPNs are not the cure-all that the doctor ordered. Jim Troutman joins us for a very special talk "VPNs are internet snake oil". This Shmoocon 2022 talk got media attention and it's coming to DC207. So, join us, you won't want to miss this provocative and informative presentation.

DC207 is a DEF CON group focused on community, education, mentoring and bringing the hacker and InfoSec community in Maine together. We meet the third Thursday of every month in the Old Port. It is a gathering that will feature presentations, workshops, CTFs, and anything else in which the community is interested. The group is community-driven, and allows its members to be active so they can learn or teach about a subject they are passionate about. DC207 also supports the already-existing security-related and technology-focused groups, and we encourage members of all groups to collaborate and share knowledge. We are strong together! The mission of the DC207 group is to advance knowledge and educate anyone interested in science, technology, and other areas of information security through project collaborations, group gatherings, and group activities that will best serve our community and the world.


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