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Allan Cecil to Present at May Contain Hackers

Past Event
Scountinglandgoes, Zeewolde, Netherlands
MCH 2022 logo on purple background

Grab your camping gear and enjoy the great outdoors in the Netherlands this summer at May Contain Hackers (MCH22), an international conference attracting the worldwide hacker community. Join Bishop Fox security consultant Allan Cecil on July 25, 2022 at 3 p.m. as he sheds a new spotlight on taking control of the video game Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. You may never look at your Nintendo 64 (N64) in the same way again!

How to Hack an N64 Through the Controller Ports

The TASBot community, led by dwangoAC (Bishop Fox security consultant Allan Cecil), has exploited glitches in a variety of creative ways leading to Twitch chat streamed through a Super Game Boy, Super Mario Bros. being played inside Super Mario World, and many more. Most of these exploits were on older NES and SNES consoles, but what could be done if Arbitrary Code Execution could be achieved on an N64? This talk aims to show the beautiful results that can ensue after taking complete control of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The talk will cover controller protocols, Stale Reference Manipulation, high speed data transfer, and more with audiovisual elements that are sure to be a crowd pleaser. 

TASBot has appeared at multiple charity events raising more than $1M to date by hacking classic video game consoles through controller ports.

See the official abstract here

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About the speaker, Allan Cecil

Bishop Fox Alumnus

Allan Cecil (dwangoAC) is a Bishop Fox alumnus. He was a Security Consultant with Bishop Fox and former President of the North Bay Linux Users' Group. He acts as the senior ambassador on staff at, a website devoted to using emulators to complete video games as quickly as the hardware allows. He participates in Games Done Quick charity speed running marathons using TASBot to entertain viewers with never-before-seen glitches in games.
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