What Happens When You Steal a Hacker's Computer

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Meet Melvin Guzman. He somehow ended up with a Mac stolen from Zoz, a rather crafty hacker who happens to love that computer "like his firstborn." Here's a hilarious account of what happened—complete with some poorly censored nudity.

Note: The actual story starts around the 3:15 mark in the video, so you can skip to that point.

If you want a closer look at the presentation slides shown in the video, you can find them right on the DEF CON site. [YouTube via Kashmir Hill]

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dickfreckle
dickfreckle

I really, really enjoyed this! But I have to ask - for such a savvy guy, why didn't he have a backup? He bemoans the loss of his data at several points during the presentation. Maybe I missed something.