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'Internet of Things,' not privacy, to dominate at Black Hat

Security experts gather again in Vegas to show off and debate the latest in hacks and flaws, focusing this year on the latest risks facing Net-connected devices.

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Ho-hum first date with Apple at Black Hat

The sparks didn't fly during the company's first-ever talk at the hacking confab. Apple security specialist Dallas De Atley is stylish and all, but CNET's Elinor Mills got the sense she'd heard his lines somewhere before.

By July 26, 2012


Hacking, the card game, debuts at Black Hat

Control-Alt-Hack is a new card game created by computer security professionals to teach high school and college students that white hat hacking can be fun and accessible.

By July 25, 2012


Apple to talk iOS security at Black Hat confab

Apple is hosting a talk at this week's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas to discuss iOS security. It's the company's first appearance there.

By July 24, 2012


Touring Black Hat and DefCon 2011 (photos)

From a veteran researcher who brings "session cookies" courtesy grandma to a mohawk cut-and-color station, the annual Las Vegas computer security conferences Black Hat and DefCon might be nerdy, but they're never dull.

30 Images By August 10, 2011


Black Hat, Defcon: All about hacking (roundup)

The conferences will dig into issues ranging from mobile malware and hacking to vulnerabilities posed by linking critical infrastructure systems to the Internet and corporate networks. There are bound to be some hijinks as well.

By August 8, 2011


Ep. 86: DefCon and BlackHat show us that everything can be hacked

We talk with our reporters covering the twin security conferences in Las Vegas this week about the massive Shady RAT hack, and research reports on hacking everything from nuclear plants to laptop batteries to insulin pumps.

By August 5, 2011


Ep. 43: Security Report--Takeaways from Black Hat and Defcon: Live!

We sent three reporters to the dual security conferences, Black Hat and Defcon, last week in Las Vegas. Each--Declan McCullagh, Elinor Mills, and Seth Rosenblatt--has a different coverage area and perspective. Today we talk with them about their experiences and their takeaways from the annual hackathon in the desert.

By August 10, 2010


Reporters' Roundtable: Security report on Black Hat, Defcon

In this episode we talk with our three reporters who attended Black Hat and Defcon about their experiences and takeaways from the annual hackathon in the desert.

By August 6, 2010


Adobe to fix Reader hole unveiled at Black Hat

Adobe's emergency update will fix critical issues in Reader and Acrobat, including a critical one disclosed publicly last week.

By August 5, 2010