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Chrome OS holds firm against hackers at Pwnium 3  12 March 2013 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Pwn2Own 2013 and Pwnium 3 hacking competitions may have both taken place in the same locale last week—specifically, the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, B.C.—but the differences in their outcomes could not have been more striking.
 
Pwned!! Hackers Crack Most Major Platforms at Pwn2Own 2013  08 March 2013 
Source: OStatic - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Over the past few years, the Pwn2Own hacker contest has become an important fixture in the world of testing the security of software applications, operating systems and hardware devices. This year, HP TippingPoint, a sponsor of Pwn2Own, made clear that it was expanding the focus of the competition beyond browsers.
 
Security training an urgent priority in $100bn battle against hackers  08 March 2013 
Source: v3 - Posted by Alex   
Hackers are consistently breaching enterprise's systems by going after the end user through the use of things like phishing attacks. Even as security technologies are getting smarter hackers are going after the one thing that hasn't improved: The end users' security knowledge.
 
Researchers rake in $280K at Pwn2Own hacking contest  07 March 2013 
Source: IDG - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Research teams Wednesday cracked Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 (IE10), Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox at the Pwn2Own hacking contest, pulling in more than $250,000 in prizes.
 
Feds increasingly see hacker conferences as key learning ground to keep systems safe, documents sugg  23 November 2012 
Source: Vancouver Sun - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It was August 2011, and a lone Public Safety Canada cyber-security official wanted to take a trip to Las Vegas to meet with the experts on cracking into government systems: hackers.
 
Hack In The Box: researcher reveals ease of Huawei router access  11 October 2012 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
At Hack In The Box researcher Felix "FX" Lindner has shown how Huawei routers are easy to access with their static passwords and how one machine could give an attacker access to an entire network.
 
Hack in the Box kicks off jam-packed security conference  08 October 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Hack in the Box will host its 10th security conference this week in Kuala Lumpur featuring an all-star cast of hacking luminaries and a cutting-edge program.
 
4th Annual Hacker Halted USA  05 October 2012 
Source: SF Gate - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The 4th annual Hacker Halted USA information security conference, which runs from October 29-31 in Miami, will showcase 50 of the world’s top cybersecurity experts, including Philippe Courtot, Jeremiah Grossman and Winn Schwartau; new exploit and vulnerability research from top companies like ESET, RSA, SAIC, WhiteHat Security, Qualys, VMWare, Damballa, Foundstone, Stach & Liu and more;
 
Galaxy S3 hacked via NFC at Mobile Pwn2Own competition  20 September 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Samsung Galaxy S3 can be hacked via NFC, allowing attackers to download all data from the Android smartphone, security researchers demonstrated during the Mobile Pwn2Own contest in Amsterdam on Wednesday.
 
Hotel Keycard Lock Hacker Questions Firmware Fix  29 August 2012 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The demonstration of a real-world hardware security flaw in hotel room keycard locks at this year's Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas saw guests literally reaching for their deadbolts.
 
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