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Locating Missing Persons Using Open-Source Intelligence at DEFCON 27

Las Vegas, NV – At DEFCON 27 in Las Vegas, Unicorn Riot spoke with the organizers of an event where participants were asked to find information on real missing people in a competition called Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Missing Persons Capture The Flag (CTF).

Many people…

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Hacking LIDAR: Changing What Autonomous Vehicles See

Las Vegas, NV – In the near future, automobile manufacturers are expected to begin rolling out autonomous driving vehicles that use Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) lasers to see objects, roads, and people.

These driver-less vehicles will soon be cruising down every major city street,…

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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Gain Momentum at DEFCON

Las Vegas, NV – This year, for the first time, a space was dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrency at DEFCON 26. The Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Open Security Village (BCOS Village) was created in an effort to grow the community and make “blockchain technology & cryptocurrencies…

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Queercon Brings Together LGBTQ InfoSec Community at DEFCON

Las Vegas, NV – Over the past 15 years, Queercon has grown from a social group to a complete con-within-a-con at the yearly DEFCON hacking conference. Queercon has grown into the largest social network of LGBTQ hackers from around the world, and offers a space…

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Winn Schwartau Discusses Cyber Security at DEFCON

Las Vegas, NV – Winn Schwartau, author and cyber security expert who has been working in information security since 1983, sat down Unicorn Riot at the 26th annual DEFCON hacking conference.
Since the early days of the conference Schwartau has been known for his appearances…

🦄 Social Control , 🦄 Tech

Biohacker Stores Encrypted Data in DNA

Las Vegas, NV – Unicorn Riot sat down with self-described “biohacker” John Dunlap to discuss how recent advances in genetic sequencing and modification technology has allowed him to experiment with storing encrypted data in DNA. Dunlap described how biologically hiding encrypted data could help people…