Badge Serial Solutions

Well, these were a bit tough to obtain. You need to solder a USB to the TX and RX pins of the badge, which can be found in the upper area. If I recall correctly (please someone correct me if I’m wrong) The hardware hacker that helped us out with this said he got:

badge_marked

All of the serial output dumps from this are then, with translations via rot24 (har har):

Konami Code unlocked!

Aqw ogcp K ecp'v ycnm vjqwij vjg ecukpq ykvj c hcmg dcfig?
You mean I can't walk though the casino with a fake badge?
Uqog hqnmu vjkpm vjg gngxcvqt qpna iqgu fqyp
Some folks think the elevator only goes down
Uqhvyctg Gpikpggtkpi okijv dg uekgpeg; dwv vjcv’u pqv yjcv K fq. K’o c jcemgt, pqv cp gpikpggt. - Lcokg Bcykpumk
Software Engineering might be science; but that’s not what I do. I’m a hacker, not an engineer. - Jamie Zawinski 
Rtkguv: ”Pqy vjcv dtkpiu c yjqng pgy ogcpkpi vq ’Jqpgarqv’”
Priest: ”Now that brings a whole new meaning to ’Honeypot’”
Nqqm, jcemgtu!
Look, hackers!
Nkxg fgoqu pgxgt yqtm, fqwdna uq cv FGHEQP
Live demos never work, doubly so at DEFCON
Ctg aqw uwtg vjku dcfig kup’v urakpi qp aqw?
Are you sure this badge isn’t spying on you? 
Nqqm c hgf!
Look a fed!
”K fqp’v mpqy yjgtg K’o iqkpi htqo jgtg, dwv K rtqokug kv yqp’v dg dqtkpi.” -Fcxkf Dqykg
”I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” -David Bowie 

Some of this looks enticing, But, unfortunately, we never found a place in the puzzle to use it.

 

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