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DEF CON: Hacking for the Rest of Us

Adam J. Rose | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology
Adam J. Rose

I don't know enough about hacking and odds are you don't, either. I set out to learn more at DEF CON, a hacking conference with enough discussions on civil liberties, ethics and philosophy to delight a liberal arts major. Charged to "live an examined life," we should all think harder about our technology, privacy and security.

Researchers at Black Hat Show How to Hack an iPhone With Rogue Charger

Larry Magid | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

Have you ever been tempted to use a public charging station for your phone? Chances are it's OK, but three Georgia Tech security researchers at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas showed how easy it is for a rogue "charger" to transfer malware to an iPhone or other iOS device.

NSA Chief To Face His Most Critical Audience Yet -- Hackers

AP | By KEN RITTER | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the U.S. National Security Agency has faced Congress and presidents in the past, and isn't expected to budge from the p...

This iPhone Charger Can Hack Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology

Don't talk to strangers, keep your drink where you can see it, and don't use anybody else's iPhone charger. That third safety rule might become common...

Hacker Shows Air Traffic Control Danger With 'Ghost Planes'

Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

Andrei Costin, a Cypriad hacker, gave an unnerving demonstration outlining the weaknesses of air traffic control systems today at the Black Hat hackin...

How to Speak 'Hacker'

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology
Michael Gregg

In 1997, when influential annual hacking conference Black Hat was founded, the average person could be excused for not paying attention to what was happening in the hacker underground. But today it's time for everyone to learn about hacking threats.