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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 11:50

Will Smith makes surprise Defcon appearance

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Box office king Will Smith made waves at Defcon on the weekend, after he made a surprise appearance to do research for an upcoming movie.

According to reports from PC World, the American actor attended a talk at the Las Vegas security conference featuring Apollo Robbins, a well-known sleight-of-hand artist, security consultant and entertainer, who, according to the news site, is famous for picking the pockets of Secret Service agents during an encounter with U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Chris Hadnagy, CEO of social engineering consultancy and training firm Social-Engineer and organizer of the Defcon social engineering contest, said he's training Smith for an upcoming film and invited him to the conference. Robbins apparently used his talk to show off his master thief skills, calling a conference attendee to the stage and stole his watch, wallet and mobile phone in front of the crowd.

Hadnagy went on to tell PC World that Smith was so impressed with Defcon that he decided to walk around and check it out.

“We went to the vendor area and showed him lock picks, RFID (radio-frequency identification) stuff, Pwnie Express [hacking equipment]—he was thoroughly impressed, ” he said.

“We showed him some things we did for our [social engineering] class,” Hadnagy said. “He was very interested in how profiling people is done and social engineering. He wanted to understand the human part of hacking.”

Smith had to leave after 20 minutes, otherwise he risked getting mobbed, Defcon founder Jeff Moss said.

Other news from Defcon included revelations that Chinese hackers attempted to break into a (fake) US water system. 

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