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|HITB AMS 2011|
Posted by ilias - Tuesday March 8 @ 14:36The main aim of the HITBSecConf conference series is to create a truly technical and deep knowledge event in order to allow you to learn first hand on the security threats you face in todays super connected world. The HITBSecConf platform is used to enable the dissemination, discussion and sharing of critical network security information. Presented by respected members of both the mainstream network security arena as well as the underground or black hat community, our events routinely highlight new and ground-breaking attack and defense methods that have not been seen or discussed in public before. Our conferences are held annually in Dubai (UAE), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and now Amsterdam in The Netherlands!
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|Bot attacks Linux and Mac but can't lock down its booty|
Known as Trojan.Jnanabot, or alternately as OSX/Koobface.A or trojan.osx.boonana.a, the bot made waves in October when researchers discovered its Java-based makeup allowed it to attack Mac and Linux machines, not just Windows PCs as is the case with most malware. Once installed, the trojan components are stored in an invisible folder and use strong encryption to keep communications private.
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Posted by ilias - Sunday January 16 @ 17:18Hey all,
It's been a busy week, so not as many updates as I had planned for, but here's some of the bigger ones:
Now you can actually use the site from an IPv6 connection, which was up till now mostly impossible.
Dynamic challenge ordering.
The challenges are now ordered by the number of times they've been solved, in decreasing order. We think this gives a better view on the complexity of certain challenges than arbitrarily assigning a certain difficult to a challenge. This will also allow us to add challenges of a lesser complexity than previously existing challenges.
You can sign up for e-mail subscriptions for various events. Check your profile options for more info. (More of this is coming up)
There's more things in the pipeline, such as new challenges, but this will have to do for now.
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|Getting Net-Force back on track|
Posted by ilias - Monday January 10 @ 16:16Hey all,
Net-Force was unmaintained and unadministrated for a long time, and as it goes with such things, eventually people began to give up on it. Eventually, Net-Force became the dormant community it now is.
Getting Net-Force back on track is, in my view, a community effort. In that spirit, here are 5 things you can help out with in order to get Net-Force back on track.
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|Challenges (mostly) fixed|
Posted by ilias - Saturday January 8 @ 00:43Hey all,
As a "hey, I'm in charge now" gift, most of the broken challenges have been fixed, the only exceptions being as follows:
- Drugs Are Bad functions, but not in recent versions of most browsers. Going back to, say, Firefox 2 will make things easier, though.
I hope we can get net-force back to its former levels of activity, soon :)
UPDATE: Thanks to eierkoek's intervention, Step By Step is now working! (and protected from breaking due to upgrades or architecture changes)
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|Happy New Year, and Ilias takes over|
Posted by Marijn - Friday January 7 @ 16:42Hiya,
Best to you all, still visiting us :)
I've transferred my powers to Ilias. He will now be in charge and try to revive all this.
More information soon!
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