DEFCON Hacking Contest Targeting Big Corporations (VIDEO)

DEFCON Hacking Contest

DEFCON has taken place in Las Vegas. This is one of the world’s largest annual hacker conventions, held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its a so-called ‘White Hat’ hackers conference with those who do not engage in malicious hacking. Means its more a ‘social engineering’ contest which has given some big companies food for thought.
The first DEF CON took place in June 1993.

See the video report from ‘The Huffington Post’:

Many of the attendees at DEFCON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, crackers, cyber-criminals, security researchers, and hackers with a general interest in computer code, computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware modification, and anything else that can be “hacked”.

The event consists of several tracks of speakers about computer- and hacking-related subjects, as well as social events and contests in everything from creating the longest Wi-Fi connection and cracking computer systems to who can most effectively cool a beer in the Nevada heat.
Other contests include lockpicking, robotics-related contests (discontinued), art, slogan, coffee wars (not currently running), scavenger hunt and Capture the Flag. Capture the Flag (CTF) is perhaps the best known of these contests.

It is a hacking competition where teams of hackers attempt to attack and defend computers and networks. CTF has been emulated at other hacking conferences as well as in academic and military contexts.


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