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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 Jul. 31, 2012


Five ways to protect yourself from Wi-Fi honeypots

If you come into range of the WiFi Pineapple Mark IV, every Web page on the Internet may be replaced by the Nyan Cat kitten, or, in the hands of someone malicious, something far worse. Here's how to protect yourself.

By Mar. 10, 2012


Top Wi-Fi routers easy to hack, says study

The most popular home wireless routers are easily hacked and there's little you can do to stop it, says a new study by research firm Independent Security Evaluators.

By Apr. 17, 2013


SXSW: 'Hot-spot honeypot' hacker's heaven

For a hacker, the thousands of smartphone junkies tweeting and checking in on Foursquare at South by Southwest are like a flock of lambs.

By Mar. 10, 2012


CNET to the Rescue: Darren tackles network dilemmas

Special guest Darren Kitchen from Hak5 joins us to talk through secure Wi-Fi networking, VPNs, SSL, and protecting yourself from the dreaded Firesheep.

By Oct. 27, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 790: Netflix, FIOS, and a boyfriend

Natali Del Conte joins us today for a discussion of whether it's more difficult, these days, to get FIOS installed, get a Netflix disc delivered, or find a decent man in New York. No, she's not taking applications. Also, confirmation of iPhone 3G issues w

By Aug. 18, 2008


Buzz Out Loud 1260: Flying car-maggeddon (podcast)

I think we can all agree on one thing: flying cars may be cool, but it's going to be a slaughter in the skies--at least at first. Also, the Verizon iPhone is here again! Yay! We'll believe it when we see it, just like we'll believe that Google Me is real and a real competitor to Facebook when we see it and when Google manages to understand actual humans and what they want in a social network. But hey, fingers crossed!

By Jun. 30, 2010


Android Atlas Weekly 7: How to root your Android phone (podcast)

The new Droid X is released...with a kill switch, anyone can create apps for an Android device, and special guest Darren Kitchen of Hak5.org shows us how to root an Android phone. Plus, we cover how to packet-sniff with your rooted droid, and share a tip on how to make that stock touch-screen keyboard more useful!

By Jul. 15, 2010


Android Atlas Weekly 8: All about Android tablets (podcast)

The Droid X is rooted, the Nexus One is done, and we dive deep into Android tablets with Senior Editor Donald Bell. We also take a brief look at Agenda Widget and cover a tip on how to retain Bluetooth connectivity while in Airplane mode.

By Jul. 22, 2010


CNET to the Rescue: Biker gear and iTunes alternatives

Guest rescuers Seth Rosenblatt and Darren Kitchen help solve tech issues from people with busted iTunes installations, bad cable modems, and recalcitrant audio players. Plus: The best GPS for motorcyclists.

By Sep. 15, 2010