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10 Dramatic Moments In Black Hat History

From Google hacking to ATM "jackpotting" to the NSA -- Black Hat has had some memorable moments over the years.

If there is one thing there's no lack of in Las Vegas at the Black Hat conference, it's drama. Mix in big bug discoveries, shocking proofs-of-concept, and big egos with the high stakes of corporate and personal reputations at risk, and you've got a recipe for raucousness. And given the quirky, hilarious, anti-establishment nature of many within the security research community, it's no wonder that that this show continues to deliver dramatic moments year in and year out.

[At Black Hat, researchers will point out the weaknesses in everything from the satellites in outer space to the thermostat in your home. Read 7 Black Hat Sessions Sure To Cause A Stir .]

This year's show is shaping up to be no different. But before we get there, let's take a quick look back at some of the big demos and research highlights of the past so we can see how influential this show's moments have been in shaping the industry. 

(Source: Black Hat)
(Source: Black Hat)


Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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