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DEF CON

A hacker's convention held annually in Las Vegas since 1993. Coined from "DEFCON" (DEFense CONdition), the term for the defense readiness condition of the U.S. Armed Forces, DEF CON includes lectures on cracking computers and networks and contests to see who can break a code the fastest. The program schedule is reviewed by vendors and government entities, which have an interest in the information being divulged.
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If youre wondering who the best and brightest security experts in the world are, look no further than the capture the flag room at DefCon, said David Brumley, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon and the teams faculty adviser.
Balsn and other Taiwanese teams may still have an opportunity to qualify for the finals during the preliminary DEFCON competition to be held May 11-13.
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"DefCon, an annual conference of hackers, promoted the 'Voting Machine Hacking Village' at which multiple voting machines, mostly DREs, were made available," it said.
The ensuing show of force included a nuclear alert that included issuing DEFCON III for all US forces and alerting the 82nd Airborne Division.
An event featuring performances from Glasgow-based rapper and singer Heatflow, emerging Newcastle-based hip-hop act The Warm Collective plus DJ sets from Nymark from Defcon Records and Rune, a 16-year-old emerging North East-based DJ and producer, was held at Northumberland College's Ashington campus to showcase the course, which begins in September.
Israeli occupation army raised its DEFCON, closed Rosh Pina and Haifa airports and blocked a number of roads in settlements in northern occupied Palestine, while the Israeli artillery bombarded a number of locations in South Lebanon.
Its American head Blake Benthall, 26 - known to users as Defcon - was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco on Thursday and faces years in prison if found guilty of drug dealing on a huge scale.
However, the Conservative Party, with the election strategy being controlled by Lynton Crosby, has clearly moved the pre-election game play to Defcon 5.
During the 1973 October War, American forces were put on high alert -- DEFCON 3.
"Racism by the US: No Chinese people allowed at Defcon," tweeted Valdes Nzalli.