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Press Archive

This is a comprehensive list of all articles known to have been written about DEF CON. Many publications are no longer in existence, and much of this history is lost. If you have press you would like included in the archive, send links and titles to neil [at] defcon ]dot[ org!
A note to journalists: Please stop writing clever articles entitled 'Fear and Hacking in Las Vegas', as it becomes difficult to tell them apart.

DEF CON 25

Voting Village

"The stakeholders for voting machines are everyone in the country. So it's important the problems get fixed."
-Matt Blaze
  • Hackers break into voting machines within 2 hours at DEF CON CBS News
  • Internet of Things

    Hardware

    Con News

    Badgelife

    Wireless

    DEF CON 24

    Automotive

    Badge Talk

    CTF

    Cyber Grand Challenge

    Fed Talk

    General

    Internet of Things

    Mobility




    DEF CON 23

    Automotive

    DEF CON Badge

    Clickjacking

    Crypto

    CTF

    Cyber Grand Challenge

    DEF CON Shoot

    Disclosure

    Drones

    Internet of Things

    Interviews

    Kali Linux

    Mobile

    Overview

    Physical Security

    Politics

    Queercon

    Robocalls

    Rootz

    Rumor Department

    SCADA

    Social Engineering

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    DEF CON General

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    Privacy

    cone of silence

    DEF CON 21

    General

    Car Hacking

    Lock Security/Sport

    Bitcoin

    Rootz Kidcon

    Legal/Civil Rights

    Feds

    Smart Devices and Homes

    Mobile Security/Malware

    Badge/Badge Challenge

    Will Smith

    Social Engineering

    EFF Crypto Shirt

    Documentary

    IPV6

    Facebook

    Wireless

    Misc

    DEF CON 20

    Keynote

    Badge News

    Aviation

    SCADA

    The Cloud

    Consumer Protection

    Event Reviews

    Routers

    VPN Security

    Physical Security

    The Singularity

    DEF CON Kids

    NinjaTel

    Social Engineering

    Movie Night

    DEF CON 19

    General

    Mobile Devices

    Feds

    Facebook

    CDMA Phone Hack

    UAV/Aerial Hacking

    Anonymous/LulzSec

    DEF CON Kids

    Steven Levy

    Mikko Hypponen

    Wall of Sheep

    Marc Weber Tobias

    Hacking Through Power Lines

    Social Engineering

    Moxie Marlinspike

    CTF

    DEF CON 18

    General

    GSM Base Station

    Social Engineering

    Badges

    Google Malware

    WPA2

    Other

    Video Coverage

    DEF CON 17

    Access Control

    Badge

    Browser Sniffing

    Credit Hacking

    CSRF

    Fake ATM

    Feds

    Hacking Sleep

    Espionage

    IP Video Hijacking

    Social Engineering

    Misc

    MMORPG Expolits

    Mystery Challenge

    NOC

    Overview

    RFID

    Social Networks

    SSL Hijacking

    UAV

    Software Update MITM



    DEF CON 16

    Badges

    BGP Exploit

    Captcha

    Crackpots

    CTF

    Encryption

    UAT

    iPhone

    Lock Picking

    MBTA vs. MIT

    Mystery Challenge

    NOC

    Overview

    Social Networks

    SSL Cookie Hijiacking

    Wall of Sheep

    Warballooning



    DEF CON 15

    Badges

    Banks

    CTF

    Cyber War

    Disclosure

    E-voting

    Feds

    General

    Germany

    Honeypots

    iPhone

    Lock Picking

    Malware

    Media Players

    NBC Undercover

    Rootkits

    SCADA

    Social Networks



    FaceBook

    MySpace

    Speakers



    Sam Bowne

    Zac Franken

    Lukas Grunwald

    Thomas Holt

    Mikko Hyyponen

    Charlie Miller

    HD Moore

    Scott Moulton

    Vendors



    AirDefense

    AirTight

    AMD

    Finjan

    Immunity

    ISEC

    Microsoft

    Mozilla

    Wall of Sheep

    Web Hacking

    Wi-Fi

    Xerobank




    DEF CON 14

    Badges

    Blackberry

    Blue Pill

    Bots

    Conference Overview

    Contests

    CTF

    Device Driver

    DNS

    Feds

    Google

    Hardware

    IBM

    IPv6

    Jackpotters

    Malware

    Microsoft

    Offensive Computing

    Oracle

    Passport

    Traveling Terabyte

    VOIP

    Wall of Sheep

    War Driving/Wi-Fi

    Worms



    DEF CON 13

    Conference Overview

    Conference Overview - Blogs

    WiFi Shootout

    Bluetooth

    KegBot

    Wall of Sheep

    Capture The Flag

    WiFi Security

    Lockpicking

    EFF

    Feds

    Infra-red

    Google

    RFID

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    DEF CON 12

    Print Articles

    • Red Herring (Feb 2005): DT comments on Antivirus Guarantee.
    • Wired Magazine (Dec 2004): Bluesnarfing and other DC12 coverage in the article "When Cell Phone Hackers Attack".
    • FHM Magazine (Dec 2004): DEF CON was featured in the December 2004 issue of FHM.
    • Wired Magazine (Nov 2004): Blurb on the DC 12 Wi Fi Shootout.

    General/Misc

    EFF & DVR

    Wireless & Wifi Shootout

    Bluetooth

    Evoting

    DNS

    Anonymity

    Press Releases

    Blogs/Small Articles

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    DEF CON 11

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    DEF CON 10

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    DEF CON 9

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    DEF CON 8

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    DEF CON 7

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    DEF CON 6

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    DEF CON 5

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    DEF CON 4

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    DEF CON 3

    • The review from SunWorld Online News.
    • The archive of stories about the hack of MGM's Hackers movie home page (Which happened right before the con.

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    DEF CON 2

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    DEF CON 1

    • What Robert X. Cringely had to say about DEF CON I in Info World.
    • Robert X. Cringley previews the convention in Infoworld (Unformatted)

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