January 12, 2024 - 11:00am PST to January 14, 2024 - 11:00am PST
Washington, D.C.

As always, EFF is excited to be back in Washington, D.C. for ShmooCon! Stop by the EFF booth to chat with some of our team and learn about the latest developments in defending digital freedom for all. You can even pick up a special gift as a token of our thanks when you take advantage of our membership specials or donate!

Can't make it to this year's ShmooCon but want to renew your support from a past Shmoo? No problem! You can browse our membership options online, make a donation, and grab some gear! Plus, you can also check out some of the additional EFF gear we'll have at the conference by browsing our online shop.

Of course, EFF is here to help support the community. If you have legal concerns regarding an upcoming talk or sensitive information security research you are conducting, please email info@eff.org and we will do our best to get you the help that you need.

If you're an EFF member in the area, be on the lookout for an email about an EFF Speakeasy in the DC area! If you are interested in attending, but did not receive an email invite, reach out to us at events@eff.org and we can send you the details.

Be sure to see EFF's Director of Cybersecurity, Eva Galperin, on Saturday, January 13 at 1400 in the "Belay It!" track for a talk titled "Tracking the World's Dumbest Cyber-Mercenaries"

For the last 6 years my colleagues and I have been tracking the activities of the cyber-mercenaries we call Dark Caracal. In this time, we have observed them make a number of hilarious mistakes which have allowed us to gain crucial insights into their activities and victims. In this talk, we will discuss the story of Dark Caracal, the mistakes they have made, and how they have managed to remain effective despite quite possibly being the dumbest APT to ever exist.

More about ShmooCon: ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. The first day is a single track of speed talks called One Track Mind. The next two days bring three tracks: Build It, Belay It, and Bring It On.