No-Tech Hacking presented at BlackHatDC 2007

by Johnny Long,

Summary : I'm Johnny. I hack stuff. I've been at it for quite a while now, and I've picked up a few tricks along the way. I get asked about my tricks all the time, mostly by kids who saw that movie. You know the one. But I've always said no. I've held onto my secrets as part of the pact I made with the hacker underground. I mean I'm allowed to give talks and presentations about hacking stuff, but the secrets...the real super-cool secrets I've had to keep to myself. The head of the underground said so. But I got this email the other day that says I'm THIS close to getting kicked out of the underground. Seems the glare of the public eye has been on me for far too long and I've become a liability. So, I'm going to be proactive. I'm going to quit before they can fire me. I'm coming out of the closet (not that one) and I'm airing all the underground's dirty laundry in the process. That's right. I'm going public with the berest of the ber. The real ninja skillz are yours for the knowing. Want to know how to suck data off a laptop with nothing but your MIND? Poke your way into a corporate email server without touching a keyboard? You think I'm kidding. I'm not. Want to slip inside a building and blend with the shadows? Even the best slip up with this trick, but don't worry. If your camouflage breaks down, I'll teach you the Jedi wave. Not the one in Star Wars (they stole theirs from the hacker underground), but the REAL Jedi wave that confuses people and makes them ignore you as you bumble around in the high security areas. Or the smoke trick. The one that lets you pass through walls untouched, surrounded by a cool-looking (but smelly) cloud of smoke. How about sucking sensitive data from a corporate network from the parking lot? Without a wireless device. How about blending in with the feds? You can chat with them about...fed stuff, and they'll accept you as one of their own. All this and more. The underground is gonna be sooo ticked off.

Johnny Long: I’m a Christian, Hacker, Author, Pirate and Ninja. Johnny's bios (like Johnny himself) sometimes go missing. Something resembling both can be found at