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How UNSW creates the world's best hackers  14 May 2013 
Source: Brisbane University - Posted by Alex   
The University of NSW is known for producing some of Australia's top lawyers, doctors and accountants. But the 64-year-old institution is now gaining a reputation for excelling in what is often viewed as anti-establishment – hacking.
 
Hackers Train Security Experts in Digital Attack Methods  01 May 2013 
Source: PR Web - Posted by Alex   
The HackMiami 2013 Hackers Conference, taking place on Miami Beach, will feature comprehensive training seminars that seek to facilitate the skills of SQL injection, smartphone attacks, and enterprise network breaches.
 
Penn College students win ‘Hacker’ event at security conference  30 April 2013 
Source: Penn State - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In a field that included industry professionals, 10 students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Business and Computer Technologies won the Hacker Battleship competition during a recent network security conference in Rochester, N.Y.
 
Largest gathering of offensive hackers converges on Miami  15 April 2013 
Source: Fox News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
No nametags. No photographs. No video. Attendees remain utterly anonymous -- and that’s the way they like it.
 
How valuable are security certifications today?  02 April 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When it comes to education, most people agree, more is better. No one embodies that principle at least in regard to IT certifications better than Jerry Irvine. CIO of IT consulting firm Prescient Solutions and member of the National Cyber Security Task Force, Irvine holds more than 20 IT certifications, of which at least six are specifically information security-oriented.
 
Researchers win $100,000 for Chrome hack that leaves Windows vulnerable  12 March 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Researchers from MWR Labs find a way to exploit a Chrome vulnerability, sidestep Windows 7 safety measures, and do whatever they want on the operating system.
 
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.
 
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