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Imploding Barrels and Other Highlights From Hackfest DefCon

Imploding Barrels and Other Highlights From Hackfest DefCon

As this year’s DefCon draws to a close, here’s a compendium of some of the con’s highlights.

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Internet-Connected Gas Pumps Are a Lure for Hackers

Internet-Connected Gas Pumps Are a Lure for Hackers

To see how real a risk Internet-connected gas pumps were, Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt from TrendMicro set up a GasPot to lure hackers and watch what they would do.

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This Hacker’s Tiny Device Unlocks Cars And Opens Garages

The $32 radio device, smaller than a cell phone, is designed to defeat the “rolling codes” security used in not only most modern cars and trucks’ keyless entry systems, but also in their alarm systems and in modern garage door openers.

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Hackers Can Seize Control of Electric Skateboards and Toss Riders

Hackers Can Seize Control of Electric Skateboards and Toss Riders

Imagine flying down the road at 20 mph on your electric skateboard when a hacker suddenly jams the breaks and throws you off.

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Patch Your OnStar iOS App to Avoid Getting Your Car Hacked

Patch Your OnStar iOS App to Avoid Getting Your Car Hacked

GM admits its fix for a wireless OnStar hack was incomplete and is urging iOS users to update their RemoteLink app.

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Online Anonymity Project ProxyHam Mysteriously Vanishes

Online Anonymity Project ProxyHam Mysteriously Vanishes

The highly anticipated anonymity project may be the subject of a law enforcement gag order.

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Brainflayer: A Password Cracker That Steals Bitcoins From Your Brain

Brainflayer: A Password Cracker That Steals Bitcoins From Your Brain

At the DefCon security conference, one hacker will release a new tool for cracking bitcoin “brain wallets.”

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