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Hacking cars and traffic lights at Def Con  20 August 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Alex   
One of the biggest hacking conferences in the world, Def Con, took place earlier this month. Cybersecurity talks included hacking cars, traffic lights and social engineering - where actors tried to get real companies to reveal compromising information.
 
Founder of America’s Biggest Hacker Conference: ‘We Understand the Threat Now’  13 August 2014 
Source: Time - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The hacker who has presided for 22 years over what is today the biggest hacker conference in the United States talks to TIME about Edward Snowden, Dorian Gray and hackers' changing role in society.
 
The 10 most terrifying security nightmares revealed at the Black Hat and Def Con hacker conferences  12 August 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
It's that time of year again: The wonderful, terrifying week when hackers and security gurus descend upon Las Vegas to show off their skills and unleash presentation after presentation full of scary-sounding exploits. This year is no different. Over the previous week, we've heard tales of planes brought down by rogue code, snoops spying on your security cameras, and secretive, undetectable code that can turn any USB drive into an unstoppable malware vessel.
 
10 ways to get noticed at Black Hat  11 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some of the more eccentric members of the security industry show up for Black Hat each year, making it tough to stand out in the enormous crowd that flocks to Las Vegas for the A-list conference. But each year vendors manage to come up with gimmicks and gizmos that attract the throngs to their booths to hear a spiel or give up their contact information so they can receive sales calls when they get home. Here are some noteworthy examples from Black Hat 2014.
 
Car Hacking Enters Remote Exploitation Phase  07 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have proven to be adept backseat drivers. Noted for their car-hacking exploits, Miller and Valasek have gained fame at hacking conferences and on Fox News for forcing automobiles to do their bidding.
 
Black Hat USA 2014: Talking botnets and ad campaigns  07 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
"The situation we're in with advertising is a lot like where the banks are, where everyone has struggled with the fact that you can't trust the other end of the connection," says White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany. "It's the same cookies, user information, etc. But one is real, and the other is fake."
 
Salted Hash: Live from Black Hat USA (Day 0)  04 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Salted Hash is on the road this week. All week long, the blog will be updated with news, and various tidbits from Black Hat USA, B-Sides Las Vegas, and DEF CON 22.
 
NSA keeps low profile at hacker conventions despite past appearances  31 July 2014 
Source: The Guardian UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As hackers prepare to gather in Las Vegas for a pair of annual conventions, the leadership of the National Security Agency won’t make the trek.
 
NSA Playset, 911 hacked and war cats: A wild ride at DEF CON 22  30 July 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Next week America's biggest hacker conference starts its yearly reign of controversy, and we've got a hotlist of DEF CON 22's most incendiary talks. DEF CON returns to Las Vegas at the ripe age of 22 with four packed days of talks, expo, 303 Skytalks, panels, lockpicking, Queercon, social engineering sport, the Tamper Evident Village, Defcon Kids, and much more from August 7-10 at the Rio Hotel and Casino.
 
Black Hat 2014: How to crack just about everything  30 July 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As the world’s best security experts prepare to descend on Black Hat USA 2014 next month, they must be rubbing their hands in anticipation of colleague’s upcoming revelations about the latest means to crack a range of devices and flaws they’ve found in trusted protocols.
 
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