Car computer hacking hit the gas on the first morning of Defcon 21, as hackers revealed how they took over two of the most popular cars in America.
In the wake of revelations about the NSA's PRISM program, Defcon's founder asks federal government employees to skip this year's hacker convention.
Complaints about sexual harassment at the world's largest hacker conference prompt discussion about treatment of women in a largely male security community.
Random error messages, suspicious voice message numbers, fuzzy screens, and jammed networks had some hackers worried.
If four rotors aren't enough for you, how about six? Parallax shows off a hexcopter mod for its popular, hackable ELEV-8 quadcopter kit at Defcon.
Looking for a high-grade door lock? How about a satellite phone? Or maybe you've been craving a Wi-Fi Pineapple? Whatever gadget you desire, chances are you can buy it in the vendor room at Defcon.
Known for its quadcopter ELEV-8 robot kit, Parallax demos a mod kit at Defcon that turns the programmable copter into a six-rotored, radio-controlled, heavy-duty flying robot.
The Defcon vendor's room carries the latest in security-testing tools alongside some of the oldest modern tech gear that still functions. Check out the wares that caught our eye.
Freak incident leads to cell phone battery lighting a real fire under a man's backside. Hotel room key-card saves him.
Network uses phones running the "Ninja OS," which features innovative apps such as "BoozeFone," where people can exchange beverages using what I dubbed "booze networking."