Live in Vegas: Latest from Black Hat and DEFCON

UPDATED: The Black Hat Briefings and DEFCON hacker shows hadn’t even gotten under way before making news.

UPDATED: The Black Hat Briefings and DEFCON hacker shows hadn’t even gotten under way before making news. Even before braving the 115 degree heat of the Las Vegas strip, researchers have been pulling the covers off their work in recent weeks, and Threatpost has been there, reporting on new methods for disabling Apple laptops, remote control attacks against SCADA systems and warnings about the vulnerabilities of the certificate authority system and high speed trading systems.

Our reporters will be on site at both shows this week and filing frequent reports and updates that capture the goings on at the world’s premiere hacking and computer security shows. Stay tuned for more coverage of Black Hat and DEFCON all this week from Threatpost.

Here’s what you may have missed:

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