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Nuts & Volts Magazine (July 2008)

Making The Defcon 15 Badge

By Joe Grand    View In Digital Edition  

“170 hours ... Two nights of my honeymoon ... Three PCB revisions ... 863,600 total components ... 6,800 hackers ...” Every summer, thousands of hackers and computer security enthusiasts descend into Las Vegas for DEFCON ([url=http://www.defcon.org]http://www.defcon.org[/url]) — the largest and oldest continuously running event of its kind. It’s a mix of good guys, bad guys, government officials, and everyone in between, all focused on having fun, sharing technical information, seeing old friends, and learning new things...


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