Black Hat Field Report – Day 1

So I’ve been going to the Las Vegas based hacker convention DefCon for about 6 years, and for the first time this year I am attending the Black Hat Briefings, which is the “serious” convention as opposed to Defcon which is more “fun”. So far I have caught a couple of good talks and taken some photos of a couple speakers, but the really interesting stuff came from Downtown LA based Flexilis. They have put together a pretty shocking proof of concept demonstration of the serious dangers that exist due to a flaw in the final draft proposed RFID passports that are scheduled to be released in October. You can watch the video below or read more about it here.

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