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Hacker Couture: As Seen At Black Hat USA, BSides, DEF CON

'Leet tattoos, piercings, mega-beards, (the real) John McAfee, and even a cute puppy were among the colorful sights in Las Vegas this month.
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Amid the somber menu of serious security flaws presented at last week's hacker conferences in Las Vegas -- in cars, TSA checkpoint systems, hotel networks, USBs, and home automation systems, to name a few -- the colorful and free-spirited nature of the hacker culture was also on display in the fashion choices of some of the hackers and members of the security community.

Think you could pull off an ensemble of hipster glasses, a mohawk, and a kilt? Click the image below to check out some of the trendy looks on display this month in Las Vegas during the Black Hat USA, BSides, and DEF CON conferences. All photos were taken by Apneet Jolly.

 

Kelly Jackson Higgins is Executive Editor at DarkReading.com. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio

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DarkReadingTim
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DarkReadingTim,
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8/29/2014 | 9:46:23 AM
Re: Love Tod's tattoo
One of the things that's great about the IT security industry is that what you look like has no bearing on whether people listen to you or not. It doesn't matter what you wear, how old you are, or where you're from -- if you have a solid point to make, you will usually be heard.
ssusani200
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ssusani200,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/26/2014 | 6:14:06 AM
Re: sunglasses
I love you man! This is so cool and fun, I am laughing as I read. I am glad I may have hope for redemption as a Wifi prone sinner too!
anon4526264777
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anon4526264777,
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8/25/2014 | 9:35:36 AM
Re: sunglasses
A 'Father Guido Sarducci' reference! Blast form the past, I loved that guy. classic :-)
Render_Man
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Render_Man,
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8/22/2014 | 4:45:53 PM
Re: sunglasses
That was me BTW.  Church of Wifi is a tounge in cheek orginization we used for years for a bunch of Wifi researchers and our projects.  We've not done much with it lately, but I want to bring it back.

I was offering to absolve WiFi sins (having used WEP, public or hotel wifi without a VPN, etc) and offering sacrament in the form of Cool Ranch Doritos and cheap Vodka (The body and blood of many a WiFi hacker).  I also ended up doing some baptisms with scotch, hearing multiple confessions, and possibly an exorcism (I had alot of sacrament myself that night)

All in fun, all tounge in cheek.  The sunglasses really did add some 'Father Guido Sarducci' aspect to it, along with the cheap cigar.

I will certainly be back with it next year.  It was the best $30 Ive ever spent.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
8/19/2014 | 4:01:15 PM
Re: Love Tod's tattoo
Digging his (literal) leet tat.
ChristopherG236
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ChristopherG236,
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8/19/2014 | 2:45:11 PM
Re: Love Tod's tattoo
Yep!! thats Tod for ya...leather jacket...always
SgS125
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SgS125,
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8/19/2014 | 11:29:12 AM
Yes because we care about how some HTW looks.
Right,

Because we should really care about how we look when attending a conference.

Other than to provide for some rather bland content in this blog, I don't really get who would care about how one looks while attending the event.  Certainly not the posers dressed for the part.

 

Perhaps they should combine comic-con with def-con and get serious about dressing up for the (cough) event.

 

Nothing at the conference you can't get from reading.  You can even dress as you please with no worry about how someone will like your fashion.

 
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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8/19/2014 | 10:45:59 AM
Re: Love Tod's tattoo
I did notice that overall, there was less extreme hacker couture at BH and DEF CON than in years past. #gettingolder?
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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8/19/2014 | 10:43:55 AM
Re: sunglasses
Okay next year, I'm going to bring at least a half-dozen of my wigs, and switch from turquoise, to pink, to gray, to red, to orange, to green, etc. That'll get me on the next slide show, right?
Sara Peters
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Sara Peters,
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8/19/2014 | 10:42:16 AM
Love Tod's tattoo
When I talked to him at RSA, Tod Beardsley was a wearing a great leather jacket, surrounded by people in suits. I loved it. 
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