Hacking encouraged, even prized, at Vegas geek fest

  1. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    LAS VEGAS — There was a whole lot of hacking going on in Sin City this weekend — and right under the noses of federal agents
    But in a time when cybersecurity is at the forefront of national security concerns, the feds were not lurking in the shadows to keep a watchful eye. They came as invited guests at the Defcon hacker convention in Las Vegas, which drew more than 10,000 attendees in its 19th year.
    At Defcon, computer wizards test their skills against each other for bragging rights and prizes. No name tags are issued and hackers identify themselves only by one-word handles.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44050636/ns … -security/

    1. sandarya profile image59
      sandaryaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I heard about this few days back and they were encouraging kids. Hmm what agents and CIA might be thinking, Under age White hackers ?