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Hackers to flock to Black Hat, Defcon this week

Researcher to give talk on ATM security holes that was canceled a year ago, but talk on Chinese cyber army is axed after Taiwan complains.
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Last year, a security researcher was forced to cancel his talk scheduled for two hacker conferences about weaknesses in ATM software after the ATM vendor complained.

This year the talk is back on the agenda for Black Hat and Defcon, which run Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday through Sunday, respectively, in Las Vegas.

"I've always liked the scene in "Terminator 2" where John Connor walks up to an ATM, interfaces his Atari to the card reader and retrieves cash from the machine. I think I've got that kid beat," Barnaby Jack, who works for IOActive, wrote in the description for his presentation, which is titled "Jackpotting Automated Teller Machines Redux."

For more of this story, read Hackers to flock to Black Hat, Defcon this week on CNET News.

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