The Black Hat conference should be renamed the "Bad News for Netizens" conference: There's news that hackers can easily force ATMs to spew cash, and that millions of folks were duped by an Android app.
Computer security is a famously murky world that tends to generate alarmist headlines--like the ones about Apple's vulnerabilities from last week. Defcon 2009 has just finished, and lived up to this reputation in many, surprising, ways.
Just yesterday we learned of the iPhone's security issues, and today another Apple security flaw has been outed. According to a hacker there's a simple weakness in OS X that can give a malicious coder complete control of a Mac.
That iPhone in your pocket is nasty. If you're not careful about screening SMS's it can steal your personal details. And if you're careless enough to jailbreak the thing, it can kill cell-phone masts. Seriously--even Apple says so.