June 12, 2012 | By Aaron Jue

The D(EFF)CONtest Rages On

With weeks left to go on our third annual fundraising contest, supporters have already raised over $4,000 in donations to help support EFF and the Coders’ Rights Project! Our thanks to The Holy Handgrenades leading the pack at $1,410.78, with last year’s Grand Prize Winners InfoSec Daily Podcast (ISDPodcast) at $801, followed closely by the dc404 crew at $675. You’re doing great!  EFF’s annual D(EFF)CONtest helps fund tireless legal defense, activism, counseling, and community education for professional security researchers and tinkerers alike. Through these donor-supported efforts, EFF stands behind everyone who values knowledge and the freedom to innovate.

You can help by donating to EFF through one of the D(EFF)CONtest teams listed below, or by starting your own team today! Fabulous prizes await the winners including a weekend stay at the Rio Hotel and Casino, DEF CON Human Badges, Ninja Party badges, passes to theSummit party, the iSEC Partners party, and EFF swag including our exclusive DEF CON 20 Script Kitty T-Shirt. Contestants unlock a Script Kitty Trophy at every $250 and one of the new shirts at $500!

D(EFF)CONtest Script Kitty T-Shirt

So if you can't go to Las Vegas this summer, get your limited edition DEF CON 20 Script Kitty T-Shirt online when you join or renew at the Gold Membership Level or higher.  You can even reserve a spot at theSummit party with Vegas 2.0 and a host of security research luminaries.  Start by visiting one of the D(EFF)CONtest team pages and clicking the "Donate Now" button:

Thanks, everyone! Find more detalis about the contest at https://www.eff.org/DEFCON or email us at contest@eff.org. The D(EFF)CONtest ends after 11:59:59 PDT on July 4, 2012, so there is still time to sign up and win. Go 1337 or Go Home!

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