defcon

programming

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.
Samantha Cole
6.18.19
tech-power

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.
Joseph Cox
5.30.19
defcon

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.
Leif Johnson
2.15.17
Hacking

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.
Joseph Cox
9.14.16
LAS VEGAS

Surprise! Scans Suggest Hackers Put IMSI-Catchers All Over Defcon

Hackers gonna hack.
Joseph Cox
8.12.16
AI

In The Future, We'll Leave Software Bug Hunting to the Machines

In the future, having AI that can help humans find bugs won’t just be practical, but a necessity.
Matthew Braga
6.16.16
SEXISM

Female Hackers Still Face Harassment at Conferences

From sexist assumptions to ass-grabbing, women report problems at hacking and security conferences.
Joseph Cox
4.21.16
Gaming

Bots, Phishing, Malware: How Hackers Target Steam Users

Researchers find hackers using increasingly sophisticated methods to go after lucrative in-game inventories.
Joseph Cox
7.30.15
News

Why Were Plans for a 2.5-Mile Anonymizing Wi-Fi Extender 'Proxyham' Killed?

The creator of a device that allowed anonymous Wi-Fi connections from 2.5 miles away abruptly stopped its development.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.13.15
News

With This Device You Can Connect Anonymously To Wi-Fi 2.5 Miles Away

Proxyham is designed to give whistleblowers and dissidents an extra layer of protection when connecting to the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.1.15
:(

When the FBI Found Out About Def Con’s ‘Spot the Fed’ Contest

Spoiler alert: feds go to hacker conferences.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.5.15
robots

The Rise of the Hackbots

DARPA is trying to find out whether robots will ever replace hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.17.15
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