Retailers rely on point-of-sale readers to process purchases and protect customer data. Due to lax security within the devices and at stores, they make for tantalizing hacking targets.
While riding my motorcycle to DefCon and Black Hat, I visualized the security industry’s high-water mark—that place, Hunter S. Thompson wrote, “where the wave finally broke and rolled back.”
Addressing EVM vulnerabilities uncovered at DefCon—and plugging related holes across disparate election systems—would require years of concentrated work, experts say.
At DefCon, hackers discuss flaws—and real dangers—in dozens of biomedical devices, from pacemakers and insulin pumps to glucose monitors and digital intravenous drips.
The longtime world chess champion and Putin foe, now a human rights activist, says we should be fostering a deepening human-computer partnership rather than trying to fight the inevitable.