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Sights, Sounds (And Snow) Of ShmooCon 2010

There are hacker conferences, and then there's ShmooCon. The annual East Coast convention was held during a major snowstorm in Washington, D.C., but that didn't stop researchers from sharing their latest exploits, hardware, and software inventions, and huddling over discussions about the latest security issues.
There are hacker conferences, and then there's ShmooCon. The annual East Coast convention was held during a major snowstorm in Washington, D.C., but that didn't stop researchers from sharing their latest exploits, hardware, and software inventions, and huddling over discussions about the latest security issues.If you've never been to a ShmooCon, or if the weather wrecked your plans to attend this time around, then here's a glimpse at what you missed -- everything from a new BlackBerry spyware tool demo, a hacking competition, a wireless "gun," and even a "ShmooDog" -- captured in this brief slide show.

(Photos courtesy of Apneet Jolly, photographer on assignment at ShmooCon for Dark Reading.)

-- Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading

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