Rift Recon Blog

The Big Apple Proves No Match for The Art of Escape

By Info | September 5, 2014

What were you doing over Labor Day Weekend? Perhaps you were spending some time grilling in your backyard for the neighbors, or basking in the sun while stretched out on the beach. Whatever the case may be, you can bet that while you lounged around, half a dozen intrepid students were eagerly pounding pavement in…

RFidler Moving Out of Pre-Sale, Now Shipping!

By Info | September 1, 2014

An exciting announcement from Rift Recon: While we’re journeying back to the West Coast after an incredibly successful New York City edition of “The Art of Escape”, we are pleased to announce that our fulfillment center has just received its first batch of RFidlers (RFID Low-frequency Emulator & Readers) from Aperture Labs! That means that…

Great Art of Escape NYC TV coverage: Five seats added

By Info | August 28, 2014

On the night before Art of Escape NYC, we were interviewed and featured on one of NYC’s biggest local TV stations and the nightly news. Ayana Harry interviewed Eric Michaud about our first NYC class and asked great questions about who takes Art of Escape, and why. We were especially entertained to see the station…

RFIDler To Be Exclusively Distributed By Rift Recon

By Info | August 22, 2014

Introducing the brand new RFIDler by Aperture Labs, now available for pre-sale! Rift Recon is thrilled to be the exclusive online distributor of the RFIDler (RFID Low-frequency Emulator & Reader), an open platform RFID reader/writer/emulator that can operate in the 125-134 KHz range. A complex, essential implement for any pentester’s tool kit, it can be…

We want to thank you

By Info | August 22, 2014

While many of Rift Recon’s staff served at various levels of military, law enforcement and first responder fields, we know there’s no such thing as a former serviceperson. Starting today, and with our NYC Art Of Escape training on August 28, Rift Recon extends a variety of discounts to all public trainings – just for those who…

CEO Eric Michaud Defuses “The Box”

By Info | August 15, 2014

Rift Recon CEO Eric Michaud took some time to partake in one of his friend’s new games, “The Box,” at the 22nd Annual DEFCON in Las Vegas this past weekend. “The Box is a mini-contest hosted inside the Defcon 22 Tamper-Evident Village. The premise is simple: defuse a bomb! Make a mistake and get blown…

ExploitHub and Rift Recon Announce an Expansion of Hardware Offerings

By Info | August 8, 2014

It was just last year that the companies joined in a strategic global partnership with a goal to expand the marketplace to include hardware and firmware markets. Now, the marketplace has expanded access to high quality hardware products like the GoodFet42, the bladeRF, and the Open Access Raspberry Pi kit. “ExploitHub has always been a…

The Art of Escape Gets Compact, Goes Hollywood

By Info | July 31, 2014

“They came as targets, but they left as hard targets.” – Rift Recon Trainer Brian O’Shea Rift Recon’s Art of Escape trainings are notorious for cramming boatloads of vital information into two full days of coursework, followed by an entire day of practical field application. The challenge of succeeding comes predominantly through mastering the sheer…

CEO Eric Michaud Runs SF Marathon, raises money for the Trevor Project

By Info | July 21, 2014

Sunday July 27th marks the annual San Francisco Marathon, where thousands of runners pound pavement around a loop course through the city, hitting gorgeous locales and iconic landmarks all along the way. Some runners race competitively; others make the trek more casually alongside friends and family. Many participants, like Rift Recon CEO Eric Michaud, fundraise…

Strategic Cyber Intelligence on the Darknet: What you don’t know can hurt you

By Info | June 10, 2014

Rift Recon’s Darknet Research Team work to increase the security posture and awareness of our clients in matters related to Darknet information. Our team specializes in strategic Darknet cyber-intel, specifically in the arena of search. Google (and other search engines) removes results to illegal sites, and this is a double-edged sword for our clients. For…


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