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How to Keep Your Car from Becoming a High-Tech Death Trap

Jeff Fox | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

What if driving your car exposed you to the tender mercies of online criminals the same way that using a credit card at Target last fall did?

Hackers Uninvite Feds From Convention After NSA Leaks

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The annual Def Con hacking convention has asked the federal government to stay away this year for the ...

Gerry Smith

Hackers Reveal 'Mission Impossible' Security Tricks To Avoid Getting Hacked

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.20.2012 | Technology

When Adrian Lamo goes online, he leaves nothing to chance. To log in to personal accounts, he uses a digital password generator -- a plastic key ch...

Gold Medal For Hacking? CyFi Should Win It

John Pavley | Posted 09.27.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

In Las Vegas this weekend, a different kind of Olympics is unfolding, with athletes testing their skills, determination and courage in digital contests at DEFCON, one of the oldest and most important hacker conventions in the world.

Spy Agency Chief To Meet With Hackers

Reuters | Jim Finkle | Posted 09.19.2012 | Technology

By Jim Finkle (Reuters) - Computer geeks attending the world's largest annual hacking party in Las Vegas next week will have a rare cha...

Saki Knafo

Anonymous Clashes With Its Adversaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology

Even by the standards of a conference of hackers, where the mohawked and kilted flaunted their weirdness like high-rollers flaunting their worth, the ...

Gerry Smith

U.S. Government's Urgent Mission: Recruit Hackers For 'The Next Manhattan Project'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.08.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -– In the sea of mohawks, piercings and tattoos, they stood out like uninvited guests. But the federal agents attending the hacker confere...

Gerry Smith

Facebook Offers Cash to 'Bug Bounty Hunters' at Hacker Conference

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.06.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- At the DefCon hacker conference this weekend in Las Vegas, a team from Facebook has been making the rounds and delivering an unusual mess...

Gerry Smith

At DefCon, Even the Hackers Can Get Hacked

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.06.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- There are so many ways to get hacked at the world’s largest hacker conference. A hacker could bump against your pocket with a card r...

It's Complicated: Government Wants To Hire Hackers

Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Security Agency has a challenge for hackers who think they're hot stuff: prove it by workin...

Saki Knafo

Experts Struggle To Define A New Breed Of Hacker

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- When a new hacking entity calling itself LulzSec claimed credit for a barrage of recent attacks on Sony and several other companies, many ...

Jacob Appelbaum, Wikileaks Volunteer, Was Detained At The U.S. Border For Three Hours

Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jacob Appelbaum, a Seattle-based volunteer hacker for Wikileaks, touched down at Newark Internation Airport in New Jersey on his way back from Holland...