Researchers Use ‘Invisible Finger’ to Remotely Control Touchscreens
Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept attack with a device that can send electromagnetic pulses to a touchscreen, simulating a finger’s tap.
How an ‘Ethical’ Hacker Convention Is Fueling Trump’s Big Lie
A few days a year, hacking enthusiasts at DEFCON race to see if they can prove voting machines are not secure. The event inadvertently provides fodder for disinformation.
Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables That Hack You Will Be Mass Produced and Sold
Their creation has been successfully fully outsourced to a factory, the security researcher behind the cables said.
This Hacker Made Clothes That Can Confuse Automatic License Plate Readers
Designer Kate Rose presented her "adversarial fashion" line of clothing, which introduces garbage data into license plate reader systems, at DEF CON 27.
Hacker Discovers Way to Cheat in Zwift, the Virtual Bike Racing Exercise Game
Security researcher Brad Dixon found a way to cheat Zwift, the half-game half-cycling trainer, into thinking he's a superstar athlete.
These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer
It looks like an Apple lightning cable. It works like an Apple lightning cable. But it will give an attacker a way to remotely tap into your computer.
Why The FBI Arrested the Hacker Who Saved the World From WannaCry
He stopped a global ransomware heist, but the feds just wanted to flip him.
Why This Revenge Porn Activist Is Selling Nudes to Get to DEF CON
The "tits to DEF CON" campaign, led by Badass Army, has already raised more than $11,000.
Silk Road 2.0 Admin May Only Be Prosecuted For Tax Crimes After Cooperating with Feds
While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.
Now You Can Watch the Nuclear Apocalypse Unfold in VR
It's spectator mode only, but at least there's more to look at besides maps and stats.
A Sex Toy Lawsuit Highlights Privacy Concerns Around 'Smart' Dildos
The plaintiff claims that the We-Vibe sex toy collected all sorts of data without her knowledge.
Surprise! Scans Suggest Hackers Put IMSI-Catchers All Over Defcon
Hackers gonna hack.