DefCon 21 swag: music, art, and competition are a part of the culture
DefCon and Black Hat highlight the fact that companies often seem more concerned about the appearance of security rather than the reality (Photo: Shutterstock)
The cyber security convention DefCon and its corporate counterpart, Black Hat, that are held annually in Las Vegas present a unique tableau where the traditional (and traditionally overstated) conflict between underground hacking culture and corporate and government security professionals is suspended with the goal of openness and education. If you enjoy and own technology and gadgets of any kind, the conferences highlight a looming security crossroads that affects every layperson. Gizmag takes a look at some of the more important hacks from this year.
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