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Car hacking code released at Defcon

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.

By August 2, 2013

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Sexism and the single hacker: Defcon's feminist moment

Complaints about sexual harassment at the world's largest hacker conference prompt discussion about treatment of women in a largely male security community.

By August 17, 2012

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Defcon to feds: 'We need some time apart'

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.

By July 11, 2013

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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

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DefCon Kids joins adult hacker conferences

Hacker offspring get their own DefCon as talks on critical infrastructure hacks run next door to social engineering contests for kids.

By August 2, 2011

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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

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Pwned or paranoid? Phone weirdness at Defcon

Random error messages, suspicious voice message numbers, fuzzy screens, and jammed networks had some hackers worried.

By August 3, 2012

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Defcon vending room showcases tech of all ages

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.

By July 31, 2012

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Hexcopter robot takes to the Defcon skies

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.

By July 31, 2012

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Parallax shows off hexcopter at Defcon (pictures)

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.

4 Images By July 31, 2012