32C3: Gated Communities (2015)

Das 15. Türchen der #35C3 Memory Lane: Herbe Verluste

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Das fünfzehnte Türchen.

Der Chaos Communication Congress ist auch ein Ort, auf dem gefeiert wird: Gute Geschichten, hervorragende Hacks oder faszinierende Fortschritte der Technik. Im Jahr 2005 erdeten Rop Gonggrijp und Frank Rieger die allgemeine gute Laune mit ihrem Vortrag „We lost the war“. Schonungslos ehrlich stellten sie die Gesamtsituation auf den Prüfstand: Welche Erfolge können wir bei aller Arbeit und …

Das achte Türchen der #35C3 Memory Lane: Tief durchatmen!

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Das achte Türchen.

Kreativität wird auf dem Chaos Communication Congress in vielen Formen, auch manchmal leicht abseitigen, gefeiert. Im Jahr 2015 wurde bekannt, dass ein deutscher Autobauer sich von dieser Kreativität ein Scheibchen abgeschnitten und mit technischen Kniffen im großen Stil Abgasgrenzwerte überschritten hatte. Über diesen Abgasbetrug berichteten erstmals auf dem 32C3 Daniel Lange und Felix Domke. Doch …

Call for Subtitles


As you might know, during 32c3 the Subtitles Angels created real-time subtitles for all the talks which took place in Hall 1 and 2. These allowed hearing impaired visitors to follow the talks, and also provided assistance to the non-native German or English speakers.

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Foto: CC public domain zero 1.0 by Sanpi via flickr

As the last recordings are being released, the task of creating subtitles for all recording has …

Service numbers at 32C3


On Chaos Communication Congress, more than a thousand volunteers, our angels, are helping out in order to make this enormous event happen. They are with building up and tearing down, supplying drinks, recording audio and video, supplying an internet connection, lighting, art installations and much much more.

Angels are here as well to assist you in case of emergency. Should you need assistance during the congress, dial one of the following internal congress-numbers (i.e. Congress-DECT or Congress-GSM, underlined in the text below):

General emergency: internal number 110

contact this number…
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Live Interpretations at 32c3


Following a couple of years of tradition, we will, at 32c3, interpret
all the talks.
Yeah, all of them. Live. German-English, English-German.
For you as a participant that means:

You can listen in on the streams by either selecting the appropriate
stream, or by changing the stream audio channel (if your player allows).
If you are on the Eventphone DECT network, you can dial in to various
streams: 8011 for Saal 1, 8012 for Saal 2, 8014 for Saal G, and 8016 for
Saal 6.

But that’s not all. In order pull this off, we need help. Never tried ?
Don’t worry, we’ll help you to find out if you’re …

#32C3 lecture streaming and recording


Dear Congress visitors and those who didn’t make it: Like in the previous years, the Video Operation Center will provide you with live streams and recordings of all main lecture halls (1, 2, G and 6) and the stage at Sendezentrum. As usual, you’ll find the video and audio streams at https://streaming.media.ccc.de and the recordings at https://media.ccc.de/c/32c3.
We also publish to our YouTube Channel “media.ccc.de” to cater to those with broken playback devices. We’ll continually be publishing the recordings there during Congress. Please avoid linking other channels which re-upload our work …

Democracy – Im Rausch der Daten

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In the course of the 32C3 a cinema nearby is going to show the documentary film „

Democracy – Im Rausch der Daten“ (mp4) on December, 29th. The Cinema is in a walking distance of about fifteen minutes away from the CCH, near the University of Hamburg. There is no need to worry about the German title, the audio will mostly be mixed between English, German and other European languages and there will be …

No Ticket? Try Congress Everywhere!


Can’t be in Hamburg? No Ticket? No Problem. Try Congress Everywhere!

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Congress everywhere
CC BY 2.0 via flickr/Morgan

There are still various reasons to experience the Congress from a safe distance. Family, job, travel expenses or this year again, no ticket. We are very sorry but the capacity of the building is limited. But we invite all interested people to attend the 32C3 via Congress Everywhere. Watch the …

32C3 Lightning Talks


Did you think that the thrill of sharing your ideas in front of a huge audience at a C3 was something you’d never do? Do you work on a cool project and want to get the word out? Was your talk one of the hundreds that got rejected? Did you come up with an awesome hack that you need to share? Well, you’re in luck because there will be Lightning Talks at 32C3.

Taking place at 12:45 on Days 2, 3 and 4, these fast paced sessions are perfect for pitching new software or hardware projects, exploits, creative pranks or strange ideas you need to get out to a global audience. Even if you don’t have an …

Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications


Ring Ring!

At 32C3, we will again provide to you a phone infrastructure operated by the Phone Operation Center (POC), so do not forget to bring your DECT phone with you (and the right charger, possibly a headset if you have one). In addition to many other features and easter eggs, the audio streams of the talks as well as the simultaneous translations will be available via telephone.

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DECT in use – CC BY-Nc 2.0 via …

Welcome to HHackertours – your provider of sightseeing tours for technical enthusiasts!


Visiting the 32C3 and wondering what the city has to offer? Try one of our tours! Our goal is to show Hamburg to the visitors of the 32C3 like no other tour guide would. We’ve selected fascinating tours showing the behind the scenes of our most fascinating technology related sites.

Save a seat for a tour on our webpage.

Here’s a list of our tours (English and German):


DESY – CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via flickr/Kay_B


If you’ve ever …

32C3 CTF


Dear Congress visitors,

for the fourth time at the Congress, we will organize a Capture The Flag competition, which will be open to all participants, on-site and online. Gather some friends and 

register your team. In good tradition, this years challenges are heavily biased towards binary exploitation. Ports will open at 20.00 UTC (21.00 local time) on December 27th and expect your …

Einladung zum Junghackertag auf dem 32. Chaos Communication Congress


Am 28.12.2015, 10 Uhr bis ca. 15 Uhr im Congress Center Hamburg, Dammtor (Freier Congress-Eintritt für Jugendliche bis 14 Jahren und eine erwachsene Begleitung).

Am zweiten Congresstag findet traditionell der Junghackertag statt, zu dem wir Kinder und Jugendliche einladen. Am Junghackertag erhalten Schülerinnen und Schüler Gelegenheit, in die Hackerkultur zu schnuppern und eigene Eindrücke auf einer der weltweit größten Hackerkonferenzen zu sammeln. Jeder Nachwuchshacker, der schon einen Lötkolben halten kann, ist herzlich willkommen.

Gegen Spende bieten wir verschiedene Bastelsets an, die wir …

32C3 Ticket Status


As of Saturday morning, the 32c3 ticket presale is sold out. We are overwhelmed by the enormous number of people who want to join us in Hamburg, but unfortunately the venue’s capacity is limited. Therefore, there will not be another batch of tickets for presale.

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No more tickets in pre-sale. CC BY-NC 2.0 via flickr/Sascha Ludwig

There will be an also 

very limited amount of day passes for sale on-site. Please …

Call for Heralds


Are you able to speak English (and ideally also German) fluently in front of a large crowd?
Be prepared – for the time being, you might be the face of the Congress!

We are in the process of building our team of Heralds in preparation for 32C3 and we decided to change things a bit for this year’s Congress!

What are Heralds? Heralds vocalize general announcements to the audience, manage the Q&A after the …

32C3 anerkannt als Bildungsurlaub in Hamburg und dem Saarland


Erstmalig ist der Chaos Communication Congress als Bildungsveranstaltung in einem Bundesland anerkannt worden. Somit sind Kongressteilnehmer, die in Hamburg* angestellt sind, in der Lage Bildungsurlaub zu beantragen und müssen nicht ihren normalen Erholungsurlaub dafür verwenden.

Wie beantrage ich den Bildungsurlaub?

TL;DR Ausdrucken(PDF, HTML), oberen Teil jetzt zum Arbeitgeber um Urlaub zu beantragen, unteren Teil beim Kongress stempeln lassen, anschließend zum Arbeitgeber um Teilnahme zu bestätigen.

Folgendes Dokument(PDF, HTML) musst du ausfüllen und die Anmeldebestätigung deinem …

Chaospatinnen: Opening Gates since 2013


The time has come again – 32C3 is approaching. After the premiere of our “Chaospatinnen” concept worked out really well in the last two years, we are happily looking forward to continuing the model at the 32C3: The Chaosmentors are getting ready to support new visitors through their first Congress experience.

For first time visitors:

You are interested in Computers, Technology, Hacking and Digital Rights? You’d like to participate, but feel alone with your questions?
You don’t think you count as a hacker or programmer and have doubts if you fit to 32C3?
Maybe you’re worried you might be a …

32C3 tickets are available now


You can find the ticket store at https://tickets.events.ccc.de.

We try to make congress affordable for everyone – therefore we are happy to announce that the standard ticket price is cheaper than last year, now at 90 EUR.

However, please consider buying a supporter ticket to help covering our costs, because the standard tickets won’t cover everything we need to pay for. Supporter tickets are available at 110 EUR and 130 EUR. Business tickets are available at 450 EUR, 600 EUR and 750 EUR and come with an invoice.

In case you are on a tight budget and you cannot afford the regular price, do not …

32C3: Gated Communities

32C3: Gated Communities


It is 2015, a large part of the population has withdrawn to heavily guarded islands of comfort.

  • Technological eco-systems created by single companies relieve us from the burden of choosing our own mobile phones, computers or fitness trackers and understanding how they work. We let their commercial interests decide, which media outlets, news bulletins and expressions of opinion we notice and which are accepted by the globally valid terms of service.
  • Filter bubbles take the pain away of thinking for ourselves. Strongly opinionated agitators provide acceptable sources of information and handy …

Call for Participation: 32nd Chaos Communication Congress


32C3 — 32nd Chaos Communication Congress

December 27th through 30th 2015, CCH, Hamburg, Germany

The Event

The Chaos Communication Congress is the annual symposium and hacker party of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC). During four days between Christmas and New Years Eve, thousands of hackers, technology freaks, artists and utopians get together in Hamburg to communicate, learn from each others, and party together. We focus on topics such as information technology, digital security, making and breaking, and we engage in creative, sceptical discourse on the interaction between technology and …