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  • Ten scary hacks I saw at Black Hat and DEF CON

    Security researchers and hackers gathered in Las Vegas over the past week to show off and learn about the latest vulnerabilities that affect devices and software that the world relies on every day. Black Hat and DEF CON, the world's top security conferences, did not disappoint.

    Written by Lucian Constantin13 Aug. 15 04:06
  • Hackers show off long-distance Wi-Fi radio proxy at DEF CON

    A talk about a radio-based privacy device dubbed ProxyHam that promised to allow hackers to connect to Wi-Fi networks from as far as 2.5 miles away was abruptly pulled from the DEF CON schedule by its creator a few weeks ago.

    Written by Lucian Constantin09 Aug. 15 02:53
  • Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

    Dropcam, the popular video monitoring camera, bills itself as "super simple security." But a pair of researchers plan to show at the Defcon hacking conference later this week how having a Dropcam could get a lot more complicated.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk04 Aug. 14 14:00
  • TrustyCon vs. RSA and NSA: New conference pushes trustworthy agenda

    Who do you trust? That's a question asked increasingly by a security industry with a growing sense that the National Security Agency (NSA) has sought to weaken encryption or get backdoors into computers, based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden to the media. Now, trust is also the theme of a new conference called TrustyCon that will vie for attention on Feb. 27 in San Francisco while the big RSA Conference for security pros is also taking place in that city.

    Written by Ellen Messmer22 Jan. 14 18:06
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  • A Defcon badge unlike anything you have ever seen

    It's unlike any conference badge you've seen before. Sleek, stylish, programmable, and made out of metal. It's the Defcon 18 conference badge. Unveiled at the annual hacker conference in Las Vegas, here's a first look at this year's badge.

    Written by IDG News Service staff05 Aug. 10 14:20
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