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Sights & Sounds Of Black Hat USA And DEF CON

Some hackers call the week of Black Hat USA and DEF CON 'security summer camp' -- a look at some of the highlights of the two shows.
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Rifles, Jeeps, smartphones, drones, and even toys, fell to white-hat hackers earlier this month in Las Vegas, when Black Hat USA and DEF CON came to Sin City, and security researchers demonstrated how they poked security holes in Internet of Things things, as well as corporate devices and business software. 

Black Hat and DEF CON are always colorful--even by Vegas standards--but this year the hacking demonstrations, debates, and discussions, in some instances were a bit more unnerving than in years' past (who knew consumer rifles were hackable?).  Even so, it's the hacker culture and mindset that make these two events unlike any show in Vegas.

In case you didn't make it Black Hat and/or DEF CON, or you just miss them (or Vegas), here's a look at some of the sights and sounds from these shows earlier this month.

 

 

Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. 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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