Hackers penetrate computers, pick locks, spray pellets at Defcon

Monday, 7 August 2006, 4:43 PM EST

In a dimly lit room off the main drag of a computer-security conference, programmers guzzle caffeine-laced drinks and wolf pizza while methodically hunting for cryptic messages hidden in the bowels of enemy territory.

They're looking for long strings of numbers and other clues that contest organizers have embedded within servers, the giant computers that perform critical tasks such as processing credit card transactions and granting employees remote network access.

At The State.

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