Alejandro Mayorkas, a high-ranking Department of Homeland Security official, opened a speech over the summer in Las Vegas before hundreds of hackers with a dare.
“I challenge you all to make my phone ring during my remarks,” he said, brandishing a flip phone the size of a soda bottle. “Take a shot,” he said, urging the crowd to hack his phone. Then he sweetened the deal: There would be a government job for anyone who succeeded.
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