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The Black Hat cybersecurity conference app has a cybersecurity problem

Jack Morse

Look, we get it: cybersecurity is hard. 

Still, you'd think the folks at the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas this week would have a better handle on things. And yet, according to noted French security researcher Baptiste Robert, they still managed to release a conference app that could put attendees' phones at risk. 

The conference, which is now in its 22nd year, runs Aug. 3-8, and is ground zero for cybersecurity companies peddling their wares. It's followed by the DEF CON hacking conference, also in Las Vegas, which has a decidedly non-corporate ethos. 

"The official Android app of #BHUSA is a joke," wrote Robert, who is in town for both Black Hat and DEF CON. "For an event of this size this is not serious @BlackHatEvents." Read more...

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