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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.
2600's hacker calendar for 2013: the surveillance edition  27 August 2012 
Source: boingboing - Posted by Anthony Pell   
2600 magazine's Emmanuel Goldstein sez, "The theme of the 2013 Hacker Calendar is surveillance, and there are 12x12 glossy photos for every month of our surveillance culture hard at work - airport security, the NSA, Menwith Hill, automobile monitoring, even cameras in trees. The cover photo depicts one of society's older surveillance tools: the peephole. In addition, nearly every day of the year is marked with some event or milestone of interest to the hacker community."
ToorCamp: Adventures in an American hacker camp  23 August 2012 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
ToorCamp is an American-flavored hacker camp that was inspired by European versions like CCC Camp in Germany and HAR Camp in the Netherlands. ToorCamp 2009 was the "first ever full-scale" USA hacker camp and was held inside an abandoned Titan-1 Missile silo at Moses Lake, WA.
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