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  • Women did well on Defcon social engineering test

    Of the 135 people Fortune 500 employees targeted by social engineering hackers in a recent contest only five of them refused to give up any corporate information whatsoever. And guess what? All five were women.

  • Secretive group seeks recruits, finds skepticism

    A secretive volunteer group that tries to track terrorists and criminals on the Internet went to the Defcon hacker conference this past week in hopes of recruiting information security experts, but it will first have to overcome some skepticism.

  • Android rootkit is just a phone call away

    Hoping to understand what a new generation of mobile malware could resemble, security researchers will demonstrate a malicious "rootkit" program they've written for Google's Android phone next month at the Defcon hacking conference in Las Vegas.

  • Korean 'journalists' booted from Defcon

    Four South Korean journalists were booted from the Defcon hacking conference this week after conference organizers decided their story didn't quite add up.

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