#defcon rooms will start at $49/night in 2015. DT says. #closingceremony
#defcon 23 will have entire 26th floor of Ballys and a special bank of express elevators.
DT says #defcon is moving to Paris Las Vegas AND Ballys. Almost doubling space to 315,000 square feet.
ppp claims Black Badge in #defcon Capture The Flag contest again. #closingceremony (They get 8 leather jackets too)
LAS VEGAS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A group of well-known hackers
and security professionals are trying to build better ties with
the auto industry in an effort to enlist their help in improving
vehicle security, one of the hottest areas of cyber research.
The non-profit group, known as “I am the Calvary,” is asking
attendees at this weekend’s Def Con hacking conference in Las
Vegas to sign an open letter to “Automotive CEOs” to ask them to
implement basic guidelines to defend cars from cyber attacks. (bit.ly/1pG7F31)
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab said they have uncovered a cyber espionage operation that successfully penetrated two spy agencies and hundreds of government and military targets in Europe and the Middle East since the beginning of this year.
The hackers, according to Kaspersky, were likely backed by a nation state and used techniques and tools similar to ones employed in two other high-profile cyber espionage operations that Western intelligence sources have linked to the Russian government.
NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Chrysler and Nissan
said they are reviewing a report by well-known cyber security
experts that rates their vehicles among the three “most
hackable” cars on the market, along with a General Motors model.
Computer security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris
Valasek concluded in the report due to be released later this
week that the most hackable models out of 20 reviewed were
Chrysler Group’s 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s
2014 Infiniti Q50 and General Motors Co 2015
Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. security software maker Symantec Corp
and Russia’s Kaspersky Lab downplayed a move by Beijing
to exclude them from a list of anti-virus vendors whose products
are approved for sale to central government agencies in China.
The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the ruling
Communist Party, said on its English Twitter feed on Sunday that
the government’s procurement agency has excluded Symantec and
Kaspersky from a list of security software suppliers.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Security researchers have pulled two scheduled talks in this week’s Black Hat internet-security conference in Las Vegas – one on breaking into home-alarm systems and the other on a sophisticated Russian espionage campaign known as “Snake.”
The withdrawals follow the cancellation late last month of a highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor.
BOSTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Cybersecurity researcher Ruben
Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite
communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi
and inflight entertainment systems – a claim that, if confirmed,
could prompt a review of aircraft security.
Santamarta, a consultant with cybersecurity firm IOActive,
is scheduled to lay out the technical details of his research at
this week’s Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, an annual
convention where thousands of hackers and security experts meet
to discuss emerging cyber threats and improve security measures.