Charlie Miller To Hack Cars At DefCon 21

By Robert Vamosi | 6/26/13 12:17 AM

After being banned by Apple from researching flaws in its iOS platform, IOActive researcher Charlie Miller will present in August his latest findings on a different mobile platform--your car.

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Smart Meter Hacking On Display At DefCon

By Robert Vamosi | 7/31/12 3:25 AM

One of the more heavily talked about topics in embedded device security is the increased use of smart meters on residential homes. These meters offer utility companies greater ability to monitor and manage the energy usage of their customers. It also opens us the possibility of tampering by those outside the utility company. While the meters are smarter, and promise the ability to be more eco-friendly, they also open up the possibility of malicious activity.

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NSA's General Keith Alexander Addresses DefCon

By Robert Vamosi | 7/31/12 3:16 AM

A few years ago having the Director of the NSA attend the largest hacker conference in the world would have been unthinkable. But a lot has changed in the world (and cyberspace) in the intervening years.

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Neal Stephenson Keynotes Black Hat USA 2012

By Robert Vamosi | 7/27/12 1:35 AM

You would think best-seller author Neal Stephenson would be a knock-out keynote speaker at a security conference, but Black Hat USA is a tough crowd.

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Shawn Henry On "The Most Significant Threat That We Face Today."

By Robert Vamosi | 7/26/12 12:09 AM

Black Hat USA 2012 keynote speaker Shawn Henry said that cyberwar isn't "computers vs computers but humans vs humans."

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Black Hat Founder Favors Interenet Litigation Vs Retaliation

By Robert Vamosi | 7/26/12 12:07 AM

Black Hat founder Jeff Moss, in his opening remarks at the 15th Annual Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas, attacking your attackers in court is a better way.

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Black Hat USA 2012 Begins Early

By Robert Vamosi | 7/25/12 12:41 AM

Black Hat typically begins on Saturday with training sessions that last up until Tuesday, then starting on Wednesday are two days of technical talks. Not this year.

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Hotel Key Cards Can Be Defeated

By Robert Vamosi | 7/24/12 4:43 AM

A security researcher has found that key cards used on more than 4 million hotel room doors worldwide may be vulnerable to attack.

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Black Hat Sends 7500 Fake Password Reset Emails

By Robert Vamosi | 7/23/12 2:12 AM

Black Hat has a new general manager, and already he's got his hands full.

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The Best Hacking Film You Haven't Seen (Yet)

By Robert Vamosi | 7/20/12 4:06 AM

When was the last time you saw a good documentary about the origins of computer hacking? Well, Code 2600, a new documentary film from a young filmmaker named Jeremy Zerechak comes really close to being both accurate and entertaining while at the same time scaring the pants off anyone who doesn't yet know that computer data is eternal and can be stolen by the wrong people if we're not careful. So it is fitting that the documentary, which is only available in limited release right now, will be shown next Friday at DefCon, the world's largest hacker conference and this year also celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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