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The Inside Story of the Defcon Badge

Joe Grand holds up his gold badge. Grand designed this year's Defcon badge.

Joe Grand holds up his gold badge. Grand designed this year’s Defcon badge.

Regular attendees, known as "Humans", get a white badge.

Regular attendees, known as "Humans", get a white badge.

Joe wearing all the badges around his neck. Green is for press, while red and purple are for security (Goons) and VIPs respectively.

Joe wearing all the badges around his neck. Green is for press, while red and purple are for security (Goons) and VIPs respectively.

Front view of the green press badge

Front view of the green press badge

Back view of the green press badge

Back view of the green press badge

Close look at the controller chip

Close look at the controller chip

Grand and other convention staff encouraged attendees to hack the badge.

Grand and other convention staff encouraged attendees to hack the badge.

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