def con

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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
18 hours ago
Hacking
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
OpSec

At Def Con, No Furry Masks Allowed at the Casino

Foiled by furries
Samantha Cole
8.1.17
Internet Insecurity
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
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
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
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
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
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
def con
def con

Car Wash Hack Can Strike Vehicle, Trap Passengers, Douse Them With Water

"We believe this to be the first exploit of a connected device that causes the device to physically attack someone," researchers presenting the proof-of-concept say.
Kim Zetter
7.26.17
def con
def con

Hackers' Own Tools Are Full of Vulnerabilities

The flaws could allow a hacking victim to strike back, and perhaps learn who else the attacker is targeting, or clues on who exactly the hackers are.
Joseph Cox
7.26.17
Hacking
Hacking

Def Con Has Always Been Straight, White, and Male, But It’s Finally Changing

The largest hacker convention in the world isn’t perfect, but for many it’s the best they’ve got.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.11.16