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DefCon Looking To Keep Feds Out Of Hacker Convention
2013-07-11 12:22:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The feds once attended the DefCon hacker events in Las Vegas to recruit promising young hackers to help shore up national cyber security. Now following the recent news about the NSA and national surveillance, DefCon's founder has publicly asked members of the federal government to stay away from the convention this year. In a post entitled "Feds, we need some time apart" on the DefCon website, founder Jeff Moss, who operates online...

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2011-08-08 08:55:00

A child hacker using the name CyFi revealed Sunday at the DefCon 19 conference in Las Vegas a zero-day flaw in mobile games on iOS and Android devices that has been verified by game developers as a new class of vulnerabilities. CyFi, a 10-year-old girl from California, first discovered the vulnerability in January after she had gotten bored with farm-style games and was looking for a way to speed them up. She found that advancing the clock on a tablet or phone can, in most time-management...

2005-08-11 07:09:47

By Andy Sullivan LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Attention hackers: Uncle Sam wants you. As scam artists, organized-crime rings and other miscreants find a home on the Internet, top federal officials are trolling hacker conferences to scout talent and talk up the glories of a career on the front lines of the information wars. "If you want to work on cutting-edge problems, if you want to be part of the truly great issues of our time ... we invite you to work with us," Assistant Secretary of Defense...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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