Is it wise to demonstrate secure products at a hacking conference?


IBM is unveiling a new secure wireless internet network at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Should IBM be sharing security secrets at a hackers' conference? Or is this just a way to test their system for vulnerabilities in an environment filled with really smart and tricky computer programmers?

Tags: IBM, wifi
Topic: Networking
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DEFCON is the premier computer security conference in America. If anyone can test the resilience of a security product, it will be the white hat and black hat hacker-types in Las Vegas at the convention.

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Sounds like a stunt to me. I do not expect that much good testing to come from opening a platform up for use at a conference. Shouldn't testing be done in a secure area, with constrained variables, so that one can prove what works and what doesn't according to the boundaries set forth by the the testing plan?

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