We Asked Def Con Attendees Why People Are Still Getting Hacked
The cybersecurity industry is worth billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of people attend Black Hat and Def Con every year. So, are we getting any safer?
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Inside Def Con: World's Biggest Hacker Gathering
Whatever this massive hacker-party-turned-industry-extravaganza has become, this week host Ben Makuch descended on Las Vegas to see what Def Con is all about in 2019.
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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.
No, You Don’t Need a Burner Phone at a Hacking Conference
Every year, infosec Twitter debates whether people should bring a burner phone to conferences like Def Con or Black Hat. Here’s why we think you don’t need to worry about that.
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.
The Weakest Link
How I Lost and Regained Control of My Microchip Implant
I learned the hard way that information security is a double-edged sword.
A History of Badgelife, Def Con’s Unlikely Obsession with Artistic Circuit Boards
Inside the obsessive circuit board culture at the heart of the world’s largest hacker conference.
Video Shows Hotel Security at DEF CON Joking About Posting Photos of Guests' Belongings to Snapchat
Caesars Palace told DEF CON attendees that hotel security room check only involved 'visual review,' but a video shows some security staff going further.
The Hackers Hunting Down Missing People
Nonprofit TraceLabs ran DEF CON’s first crowdsourced event for tracking missing people through public information.
Putting Stickers On Your Laptop Is Probably a Bad Security Idea
From border crossings to hacking conferences, that Bitcoin or political sticker may be worth leaving on a case at home.
Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Detained in US After Def Con
Marcus Hutchins, AKA MalwareTech, previously registered a specific domain included in the ransomware’s code, which stopped the malware from spreading.