The head of the NSA faces a tough audience as he appeals to hackers and security professionals at Black Hat 2013 to help the U.S. government build better spying tools.
Futurist author Neal Stephenson regaled a bleary-eyed but enthusiastic Black Hat crowd with behind-the-scenes tales of baking science into his fiction and the struggles in creating a first-person video game sword-fighting system.
They went from everyday people to overnight Web stars, all thanks to a newfangled site called YouTube. Some are still at it. Others moved on to new, related ventures.
Hotel is testing handsets that offer "more opportunity for feedback and interaction" with guests. Also: Bye-bye, room key woes.
The day before it begins, a thousand or so people are working through the kinks of an expanded version of the annual security conference.
Having paid attendees vote on upcoming conference speakers is just one of the online improvements Black Hat hopes to make during 2008.
AT CES 2008, CNET takes Sony Ericsson's three new cell phones for a test drive.
Taking up more space at Caesar's Palace is no gamble for the security confab as it tackles topics from the Vista x64 kernel to digital forensics for the feds.
Security experts gather in Las Vegas at the annual security conference, which has been "supersized" to handle more people, topics--and controversy.
Over the past 11 years, the conference has grown from a gathering of security professionals to a large Vegas-style conference.