Rift Recon Blog

Announcing the Rift Recon Online Shop + New Tools

By Info | August 29, 2013

Last night – while you were sleeping – the Rift Recon Store went live. After processing our first orders this morning, we’re excited to announce that the launch is now official: the Rift Recon Store offers the highest quality physical security and penetration testing products and kits, and trainings, available anywhere. The Rift Recon Store…

Gear Review of the TOOOL.us Tremendous Twelve Toolkit

By Info | August 26, 2013

This is the 12 piece lockpick set offered by the TOOOL organization, designed by their members to open as many locks possible with the least amount of effort. I have been testing this set for nearly a week now and I will share my findings with you. Upon initial inspection I found the picks themselves…

#LOLBitcoin Party Access Control System Setup

By Info | August 19, 2013

At Defcon 21 earlier this month ExploitHub and Rift Recon held #LOLBitcoin, a party at a two story Sky Villa in the Palms Hotel. In order to get in, guests had to solve a multi-phase crypto challenge (Walkthrough posted on the ExploitHub blog) or receive a VIP pass. Here Rift Recon engineer John Norman describes…

In Pictures: A Peek Behind The Scenes at Rift Recon

By Info | August 13, 2013

We’re getting a lot of great questions about how we create and document our products, make our selections, design our trainings, and more. Here’s a peek behind the scenes at Rift. This photo session with our Director of Products and Vendor Relations (internally known as Director of Armamentarium) Austin Appel shows the ‘Making Of’ some…

Announcing the Rift Recon Newsletter

By Info | August 12, 2013

We’ve started a Rift Recon newsletter. We’re looking forward to sharing a few things that excite us with you every week, such as news, links, tools and products, and upcoming events as related to physical security. Here’s to growing a robust and informed community. Want to join the list? Sign up via our webform on…

Black Hat USA 2013 and DEF CON 21 Recap

By Info | August 10, 2013

Ten days in Las Vegas sounds like a lot of fun to some people, or a long time for other people. But for the Rift Recon team, the time flew by as we attended and demoed our new Red Team bag at Black Hat USA 2013, BSides Las Vegas and DEF CON 21. These three…

Our Baby, Red Team Kit version 1 Has Arrived

By Info | July 31, 2013

Independently, we have decades of experience poured into the first version of the RTKv1 containing over 45 tools. We’re extremely proud of this first edition and expect that with time and further input from the community, a complete rethink in how Red Teaming and Pen-Testing is done. At Rift Recon, we believe that you should…

Rift Recon Announces Exploit Hub Partnership

By Info | July 30, 2013

Today at BlackHat USA 2013, Rift Recon and Exploit Hub jointly announced and launched the new ExploitHub Hardware Initiative.  We’re excited to share the news; Rift will be exclusively curating and developing ExploitHub’s new Hardware section – the Hardware Initiative includes two new categories in ExploitHub’s marketplace for Hardware, and associated Firmware, respectively. ExploitHub wrote…

The Conference You Should Be Attending: The Lancaster Lock Show

By Info | July 28, 2013

Field Report by Schuyler Towne I had the distinct pleasure to attend and speak at the Lancaster Lock Show last weekend, and was treated to an absolute smorgasbord of amazing locks and incredible people. Among the highlights for me were: Finally getting a lead on a Norman lock. This is the production version of Norman…

You Got Mail…. in Antarctica?!

By Info | July 24, 2013

Last week we put out our first call for free stickers and the response was great! Today we sent out our first batch of mail with a variety of stickers that we know you’ll love. So anyone who sent us a correctly formatted address that can receive standard postal mail should receive them within a…


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