Smart-Meter Hacker to Give Talk He Shelved Under Industry Pressure
ew things are as scandalous at computer-hacker conferences as the presentations that don’t happen.
Hackers face constant legal threats for their discoveries. So when someone plans to disclose an important security hole, but is forced to cancel the talk because of legal pressure, the episode is almost always mythologized. It’s remembered as another skirmish between “white hat” hackers who are trying to make technology safer, and companies and governments that want to protect their parochial interests.