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Daily Archives: July 24, 2012

The radio frequency of a newly-installed smart meter is checked in Burlington, Vermont.

Photograph by Toby Talbot/AP Photo

The radio frequency of a newly-installed smart meter is checked in Burlington, Vermont.

Smart-Meter Hacker to Give Talk He Shelved Under Industry Pressure

Few things are as scandalous at computer-hacker conferences as the presentations that don’t happen. Hackers face constant legal threats for their discoveries. So when someone plans to disclose an important security hole, but is forced to cancel the talk because...

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Attendees are seen through a Black Hat logo during the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences in Las Vegas.

Photograph by Jae C. Hong/AP Photo

Attendees are seen through a Black Hat logo during the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences in Las Vegas.

Apple Warms Up to Hackers, Plans Presentation at Black Hat

(This post was updated with Apple declining to comment.) In the 15 years that computer hackers have gathered in Las Vegas for the Black Hat  conference, an event where unknowns can become stars and tech heavyweights are skewered for security...

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