DEF CON 21: Best in Show

DEF CON 21: Best in Show

Summary: In its 21st year, world-famous hacker conference DEF CON welcomed over 15,000 hackers to Las Vegas and featured hackers and their tools, a Bitcoin briefcase ATM, and more.

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  • DEF CON 21 vendor: EFF's CFAA phone booth

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation brought a full-size phone booth to DEF CON 21, complete with a Batman-style emergency red phone within, so attendees could easily call their political representatives and voice their support to change the Comupter Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

    EFF encourgaed hackers to "Call Congress at the CFAA DC Dialer Booth" in the DEF CON Contest & Event area, "so you can make a toll-free call to your representatives to speak out on Aaron's Law, the bill designed to bring some much needed reform to the CFAA."

    See more photos and read much more about the activities, outrageous parties and more mischief at DEF CON 21 in:

  • DEF CON 21 vendor: EFF's CFAA phone booth

    A close-up inside the EFF's CFAA DC Dialer Booth.

    See more photos and read much more about the activities, outrageous parties and more mischief at DEF CON 21 in:

  • DEF CON 21 vendor: Hackers for Charity

    DEF CON 21 vendor Hackers for Charity had a sprawling piece of real estate on the vendor floor, and enough attention to make it worthwhile. The organization serves as a matchmaking service for nonprofits (especially food and aid organizations) and hackers, security researchers, or anyone who falls under the 'hacker' banner and can provide professional services.

    Hackers for Charity explained to me that they also work to provide tech training and education to nonprofits and the people they serve, with a banner goal of bringing conputer education and tech literacy to the world's poorest populations. And they're always looking for more hackers that want to help.

    See more photos and read much more about the activities, outrageous parties and more mischief at DEF CON 21 in:

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