Wall of Sheep: Inside the den of wolves

At Defcon 13, easily the largest annual hacker convention being held this weekend in Las Vegas, you will find in the chill-out room one of the walls is covered with a projected image from a nearby computer of the “Wall of Sheep,’ an ongoing listing of people at the conference who didn’t take proper security measures to prevent their username and password from being captured by hackers.

Only a small part of the password is actually posted, but enough is there that when you see it, you will know it’s yours. And God forbid, if you actually see your own picture there, perhaps you aren’t smart enough to be there.

Today’s lesson is: if you walk into a hacker convention, expect somebody to be hacking. And if you’re a sheep, don’t go into the wolves’ den.

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