This week, thousands of hackers have traveled to Las Vegas to learn about the latest in security research and techniques during BSides Las Vegas and Black Hat. This weekend, during DEF CON, the education continues as hackers roam the halls moving from talk to talk or head over to one of the villages.
Now in its sixth year, the Social Engineering village at DEF CON has always been an interesting location. Each year the village hosts talks and interactive lessons on human hacking, but the major draw is the Social Engineering Capture the Flag contest (SECTF).
During the contest, participants scramble to gather flags; bits of information that appear to be harmless on their own, but can spell trouble for an organization if combined.
The following list of flags are commonly targeted by participants during the SECTF event, and while basic, it's important to note that each one is something that's rarely missed during the contest.