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Forget Trojan horses -- it's the cats you have to worry about. Security engineer Gene Bransfield has developed WarKitteh, a tech-laden collar that turns feline companions into scouts for WiFi hackers. The innocuous-looking accessory hides a Spark Core board that maps wireless networks and their vu...

August 10th 2014 at 2:51pm 0 Comments
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Following its decision to charge five Chinese officials for allegedly stealing trade secrets, the US is apparently ready to take further action. Reuters reports that the US government may impose visa restrictions on Chinese computer experts, stopping them from attending the high-profile Def Con an...

May 25th 2014 at 7:11am 0 Comments
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It's not like Toyota hasn't already faced its fair share of Prius braking issues, but it appears that even more headaches are headed its way at Defcon this week. Famed white hats Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are preparing to unleash a 100-page paper at the annual hacker conference in Las Vegas...

July 28th 2013 at 7:31pm 0 Comments
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A collection of the best-rated indie games by British developers is on sale for a couple days on Steam. The "Best of British Indie Bundle" includes Time Gentlemen, Please!, Ben There Dan That!, Eufloria, DEFCON, Frozen Synapse, Revenge of the Titans and Gratuitous Space Battles.The bundle, whose co...

August 28th 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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A 10-year-old hacker who goes by the name CyFi uncovered a new exploit in iOS and Android games. The time-based exploit lets you advance in a game by adjusting the clock on your phone or tablet. The California girl discovered the flaw while playing an unnamed farming game. Tired of waiting te...

August 8th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Apparently, kids aren't at all put off by the air of misadventure and notoriety that surrounds hacking. In fact, they're so eager to partake in lock-picking workshops, clue-deciphering seminars and social engineering round-tables, that Defcon in August will have a side event totally dedicated to...

June 27th 2011 at 10:38am 0 Comments
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In a candid post on Introversion Software's DEFCON forums, company co-founder Mark Morris admits that the Darwinia+ developer was close to closing up shop following disappointing sales of the game's XBLA port. "Internally we knew within about an hour of Darwinia+'s launch that it hadn't done well e...

August 25th 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments