Boston Transit hack averted?
A Federal Judge successfully prevented a pair of MIT students from presenting a paper at Defcon on Sunday that could have exposed flaws in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) system.
According the the AP MBTA argued that they weren't properly notified of the flaws that the students would be presenting.
The argument of not being properly disclosed is one that I heard alot of last week. Both Google and Mozilla argued that flaws that were presented at Black Hat were not fully disclosed before their respective presentations. To the credit of both organizations though neither attempted to stifle the presentation of the research.
*UPDATED* Though the presentation wasn't delivered at DEFCON, an online student pubication at MIT has made the full presentation available to anyone over the internet. It's an interesting presentation - check out the pdf at: