Another couple of DEF CON 25 early release videos to brighten up your midweek, in which Plore shows you how 15 bucks and some hacker ingenuity can turn a fancy smart gun back into a regular old dumb gun.
We also have Max Bazaliy's brief but info-dense presentation about the Apple Watch. Max walks through the Watch's vulnerabilities and methods of exploitation and closes with a demo of a jailbreak.
As always, enjoy and pass it on.
The press archive from DEF CON 25 is up for perusal at your leisure. We'll keep adding to it as we find more related stories, and we encourage you to share stories if you find ones we missed.
We don't usually make this announcement anywhere near this early in the pre-con season, but the DEF CON room block for DC26 is already about half-full. Crazy, right?
Those of you interested in the reduced rates we get at the con-affiliated hotels can slide over to https://aws.passkey.com/go/SCDEF8 for the most current info, and keep an eye out for any updates, should more rooms become available.
Harrahs: $64 Sun-Thur, $94 Fri-Sat, $15 resort fee
Ballys: $84 Sun-Thur, $127 Fri-Sat, $19 resort fee
Caesars: $151 Sun-Thur, $171 Fri-Sat, $22 resort fee
Flamingo: $87 Sun-Thur, $127 Fri-Sat, $17 resort fee
Linq: $69 Sun-Thur, $99 Fri-Sat, $17 resort fee
Paris: $133 Sun-Thur, $156 Fri-Sat, $19 resort fee
Complimentary self and valet parking at all properties!
More goodies for you on the DEF CON Media Server. The #DEFCON presentations and workshop materials have been updated and the torrents have been regenerated. The old ones are officially deprecated.
The films from the T.D. Francis X-Hour Film Contest, including the winner, are also there for your viewing pleasure.
Enjoy, and pass it on!
Settle in and watch a $200 open source robot crack a combination safe. Learn how and why, sure, but also watch a robot crack a safe.
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