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Defcon Hacking Contest Targets Big Corporations (VIDEO)

First Posted: 08/08/11 12:36 PM ET Updated: 10/08/11 06:12 AM ET

The world's biggest conference of so-called 'White Hat' hackers (those who do not engage in malicious hacking) has taken place in Las Vegas, and it has given some big companies food for thought.

A 'social engineering' contest at the conference, which involves tricking people into revealing information that leaves their systems vulnerable, revealed that some of the world's biggest corporations were susceptible to attack.


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