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DEF CON Voting Village matures as industry keeps its distance

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The country's top three voting gear vendors were a no-show, but there was still plenty of enthusiasm at DEF CON's Voting Village.

Feds plan to use SecureDrop as a vulnerability reporting portal

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The plan is for DEF CON to host the servers for the vulnerability reporting, acting as a bridge between hackers and the government.

At DEF CON’s aviation village, the military is interested in more than just the hacks

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The Defense Digital Service's newly minted chief, Brett Goldstein, tells CyberScoop his team intends to use the DEFCON aviation village as a way to attract recruits to hack the Pentagon.

Camera obscura: Researchers say weak protocols are Achilles' heel of surveillance cameras

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

There are secure versions of data-transfer protocols used by the cameras, but they are rarely implemented.

Popular genetic-mapping software potentially exposed patients' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 months ago

Analysts at Sandia National Laboratories discovered the flaw in the Burrows-Wheeler Aligner. A patch has been issued for the software.

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