The idea of teaching someone how to hack almost always generates a negative visceral reaction, because the assumption is that you intend to teach someone how to become a criminal. However, an understanding of hacking no more makes a criminal than an understanding of karate makes someone use the discipline maliciously.
Drawing parallels with the SCADA industry, researcher Jay Radcliffe gave a personal account of his experience of having Type 1 diabetes and how various devices he uses control his diabetes could be manipulated by "evil doers" at this week's Black Hat Conference.
Las Vegas is about to transform into Hackertown, USA. This week, thousands of hackers from across the country and around the world will assemble in Las Vegas for a series of hacker conferences, including the most anticipated and hottest conference of the year, Black Hat USA 2011.
Online gambling sites face security challenges from a number of different sources. First, there’s the external hacker, who at his own convenience – from his home, a cafe or on the road – can launch attacks in attempt to steal sensitive data, raise havoc or commit fraud.
Why is Julian Assange getting all the ethical hacking harshing? Isn’t this Jeff Moss inviting similar rule-breaking, convention-smashing mayhem into our country, nay the world, by inviting hackers to come to these events and tell everyone how to break into important stuff?