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Week 12 In Review – 2017

Events Related BSidesSF 2017 - www.youtube.com Security BSides San Francisco is a two-day information security conference. It is a conference by the community for the community. Hackers Earns big at Pwn2Own Hackers managed to take down Microsoft Edge and escape a virtual machine to boot on the third day of Pwn2Own early Friday. Members from Qihoo’s [...]

Week 48 In Review – 2016

Events Related Kiwicon X - www.youtube.com Resources Curl Security Audit - daniel.haxx.se I asked for, and we were granted a security audit of curl from the Mozilla Secure Open Source program a while ago. This was done by Mozilla getting a 3rd party company involved to do the job and footing the bill for it. CVE-2016-7098 - legalhackers.com "GNU [...]

Week 43 In Review – 2016

Events Related Hack.lu I’m back to Luxembourg for a new edition of hack.lu. In fact, I arrived yesterday afternoon to attend the MISP summit. It was a good opportunity to meet MISP users and to get fresh news about the project. Hack.lu 2016 Wrap-Up Day #1 - blog.rootshell.be Hack.lu 2016 Wrap-Up Day #2 - blog.rootshell.be Hack.lu 2016 [...]

Week 34 In Review – 2016

Events Related Impressions From DEF CON 24: The Machines Are Rising - securityintelligence.com DEF CON 24, the world’s largest hacker conference, ended Aug. 7, and I must say I enjoyed every moment of it. There was so much to see in so little time; I definitely regret missing some great stuff that happened. Even so, [...]

Week 33 In Review – 2016

Events Related DefCon Event Council of 9 ventured forth to DEFCON 24 to compete in this year’s badge challenge, brought to us each year by 1o57. There was determination among the team to win at DC24 to ensure that last year’s win was not a fluke. After many sleepless nights in Vegas, we emerged victorious for [...]

Week 32 In Review – 2016

Events Related DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge: Early Highlights from the Competition - www.youtube.com Early highlights from the world's first all-machine hacking tournament, DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC). This computer security competition featured seven High Performance Computers as competitors. CGC took place on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Building the Workforce through Cybersecurity Competitions - www.whitehouse.gov The [...]

Week 12 In Review – 2016

Events Related Pwn2Own 2016: Hackers Earn $460,000 for 21 New Flaws - securityweek.com On the first day, contestants earned $282,500 for vulnerabilities in Safari, Flash Player, Chrome, Windows and OS X. On the second day, Tencent Security Team Sniper took the lead after demonstrating a successful root-level code execution exploit in Safari via a use-after-free flaw in Safari [...]

Week 28 In Review – 2015

Events Related The MiTM Mobile Contest: GSM Network Down at PHDays V - blog.ptsecurity.com The MiTM Mobile contest was held at PHDays for the first time, and it let the participants realize how easily an attacker can conduct the above-mentioned attacks having only a 10$ cell phone with some hacker freeware. SHAKACON SHAKACON was a [...]

Week 13 In Review – 2015

Events Related Pwn2Own 2015: Day One results – h30499.www3.hp.com The first day of Pwn2Own 2015 saw successful attempts by four entrants against four products, with payouts of $317,500 to researchers during today’s competition. Pwn2Own 2015: Day Two results – h30499.www3.hp.com The second and final day of Pwn2Own 2015 saw successful exploits by both entrants against four products, [...]

Week 46 In Review – 2014

Events Related Amazon Fire Phone, iPhone, Nexus 5, Samsung S5 All Popped At Mobile Pwn2Own – forbes.com A slew of the world’s most popular smartphones have been prized open at the Mobile Pwn2Own hacking contest in Tokyo, Japan this week. Hosted by the HP Zero Day Initiative, the competition offered up big cash prizes for those [...]