def con

def con

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.18.18
privacy

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.
Kim Zetter
8.15.18
DIGITAL INVESTIGATIONS

The Hackers Hunting Down Missing People

Nonprofit TraceLabs ran DEF CON’s first crowdsourced event for tracking missing people through public information.
Joseph Cox
8.15.18
maybe not

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.
Joseph Cox
8.14.18
Hacking

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.
Joseph Cox
8.3.17
OpSec

At Def Con, No Furry Masks Allowed at the Casino

Foiled by furries
Samantha Cole
8.1.17
Internet Insecurity

For 20 Years, This Man Has Survived Entirely by Hacking Online Games

A hacker says he turned finding and exploiting flaws in popular MMO video games into a lucrative, full-time, job.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.29.17
def con

Hackers Show Proofs of Concept to Beat Hardware-Based 2FA

DEF CON hackers show how YubiKeys and RSA tokens can be spoofed and circumvented.
Joseph Cox
7.29.17
The internet of hackable things

More Than 120,000 Internet Connected Cameras Can Be Easily Hacked, Researcher Warns

Oh, Internet of Things.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.28.17
def con

At DEF CON, I Watched Hackers Take Voting Machines Apart

At the annual DEF CON hacking conference, hackers were given free reign to rip apart, reverse engineer and probe voting machines, some of which are currently in use across the US.
Joseph Cox
7.28.17
def con

Watch a Hacked, Internet-Connected Car Wash Repeatedly Attack a Car

It's the first example showing a connected device being used to physically attack someone.
Kim Zetter
7.28.17
black hat

Hacker Says He Broke Through Samsung's Secure Smartphone Platform

When his rooting exploit worked on plenty of Android devices but failed on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, researcher Di Shen decided to dig into KNOX.
Joseph Cox
7.26.17