defcon

Hacking

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.
Samantha Cole
8.15.19
Hacking

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.
Joseph Cox
8.11.19
Hacking

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.
Joseph Cox
8.10.19
Hacking

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.
Ben Makuch
8.8.19
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
Primary Sources

Here's Every Email the NSA Got After Asking Americans for Tips on How to Protect Privacy

Shortly after the Edward Snowden leaks in 2013, the NSA asked all Americans for suggestions on how it could better protect civil liberties. The agency received 14 emails.
Jason Leopold
10.20.15
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