How to follow #Blackhat / #Defcon / #BsidesLV without being there (updated x4)

Note: this is a rehash of a previous blogpost

Well, I’m one of the poor souls who couldn’t make it to the Blackhat/Defcon / SecurityBsides fun. There are some ways to follow the events in Vegas (real time). 😉

The first tool is to use twitter and follow the hashtags #defcon, #blackhat and #bsideslv. If you have a twitter account, I would recommend installing tweetdeck and setting up 3 search columns. For those without a twitter account, you can use the Twitter search (and import it through RSS) or even better: which is more interactive.

Keep an eye on the Security Bloggers Network (RSS) and a Technorati search (RSS). A lot of security bloggers will be covering the event.

You can also monitor Flickr for the tag ‘defcon18‘ (RSS). And this site collects all the @blackhat and @defcon pictures from twitter: and

This social media aggregator also looks nice: and (all you tweets and twitpics are belong to us!) 😉

I think that’s more then enough to follow the event except for a live video stream. 😉

If you have more tips, feel free to mention them in the comments.

Update: added SecurityBSides (thanks @webantix), shame on me for forgetting
Update 2: I know there is a video stream for Blackhat but it’s not free so that’s why I didn’t mention it!
Update 3: Added
Update 4: Added

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