defcon

The BitFi crypto wallet was supposed to be unhackable and none other than famous weirdo John McAfee claimed that the device – essentially an Android-based mini tablet – would withstand…

President Trump’s Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin, on the heels of 12 Russian intelligence officials indicted for hacking the 2016 election, made it clear that this administration has zero commitment to protect…

Russian indictments show that the US needs federal oversight of election security

This week, 50,000 security professionals will descend upon San Francisco for the 27th Annual RSA Security Conference, arguably the largest global security event of the year. And for the security community…

Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA

Hacker Samy Kamkar has created a clever system for capturing and playing back the radio signals that can open your garage door and car. It costs $30 and could spell…

A $30 Dongle Can Unlock Your Car And Garage Remotely

Can your computer be hacked? Yep. Can your phone be hacked? Yep. Have your passwords been harvested? Very possibly. (The NYT just reported that one Russian group has more than…

Notes From Crazytown, Day One: The Business Of Fear

What Happens At Def Con Stays With Us All

6:40 pm PDT • August 4, 2013

There’s nothing like attendance at the annual Black Hat and DefCon security/hacker conferences to hike your paranoia into the red zone and keep it there forever. You come away with…

What Happens At Def Con Stays With Us All

I tend to think of Defcon as a sort of massive free-for-all, with thousands of hackers all trying to be the one that replaces the speaker’s Powerpoint slide with a…

Hackers Show DIY Defense And Disaster Response Gear At Defcon

Defcon, the hacker conference, wrapped up yesterday, and while I spent all day knee-deep in Forumula 1 coverage word got out about a $1,500 cellphone interceptor. The device—it’s more of…

The world-famous Defcon hacker conference is currently ongoing in Las Vegas, and we already have our first bit of controversy. (I fully expect plenty of “evil hackers do bad things”…

Hardware

DefCon badge hacks: 2009 edition

11:30 pm PDT • August 4, 2009

The infamous DefCon hacking and security convention is underway, and of course when you put together hundreds of talented coders, hackers, and modders, something fun is probably going to happen.…

Kudos to the Obama Administration for hiring Jeff Moss, of Defcon fame. The Defcon founder is now a part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He’ll report directly to Janet…

DefCon, the annual hacker conference, has a strict policy concerning journalists: filming attendees without their permission is off limits. Dateline NBC’s Michelle Madigan registered for the conference as a programmer,…