Sunday, August 19, 2007 5:57:31 AM
Most private conventions have strict rules stated on the terms of entry on digital/analog recording along with other clauses and you accept them upon receipt. DEFCON has few limits on digital/analog recording but, you can not do it clandestine nor without consent if you are a member of the press, you should know this. How she was spotted? Tip off, as well as not being able to talk basic tech even for a newbie.
Friday, August 10, 2007 4:13:59 PM
I too am curious how it is they knew it was her. I don't think they were being cruel. It seemed more like they were having fun with it. If I had been her I would have stopped and BS`d with them... asked them how they knew. I would have been curious... :P But that`s just me.
Thursday, August 9, 2007 11:13:15 AM
Hacking does not mean stealing credit card numbers.
They're just looking for a challenge. So they try finding holes in applications and ways to do things with it that it`s not meant to do. Most hacks are completely harmless, like hacks you`ll find in the source code of webpages you visit every day.
To them it means just as much as any other guy showing off with his sports car.