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PWN to OWN: Final Day (and another winner!)

The third and final day of the PWN to OWN contest at the CanSecWest security conference begins today, March 28th at 12:30pm local time (PST) in Vancouver.  Yesterday, on day two of the contest, the MacBook Air was successfully compromised first and won by a team from Independent Security Evaluat ...


PWN to OWN Day Two: First Winner Emerges! (updated)

Congratulations to our first winner of the CanSecWest PWN to OWN contest!  At 12:38pm local time, the team of Charlie Miller, Jake Honoroff, and Mark Daniel from Independent Security Evaluators have successfully compromised the Apple MacBook Air, winning the laptop and $10,000 from TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.  They were ...


Hello from Black Hat Europe

Ero and I finished up our two day Reverse Engineering course yesterday and caught up on some much needed sleep after a few drinks at some local pubs. Got a chance to catch some of the talks today prior to flying out tomorrow morning to Barcelona for the weekend. FX had a well researched talk on ...


Day One: CanSecWest PWN to OWN Results

Today's first day of CansecWest's PWN to OWN contest is now officially over, and we can report that all three laptops are still standing without having been compromised.  At 2:45pm local time today, to much fanfare, Aaron made the official announcement of the contest's opening to the CanSecWest crowd.  As a reminder, the rules today allowed only for a contestant to use a ...


CanSecWest PWN to OWN 2008 (updated)

March 24th Update: We've modified the rules and increased the prize amounts. Please see the new rules detailed below.Since the announcement of the ZDI cash prize sponsorship for the CanSecWest PWN to OWN contest, we've received a lot of excellent and much appreciated feedback from the security community regarding the complexity of the original rules and the prize structure. We've gone back to the drawing boar ...


A Bit of History

To say that this post is only tangentially related to security would be stretching the meaning of the word "tangentially" almost to the point of structural failure, but this is just too awesome to pass up. I promise that, this week, I will write a much more interesting and relevant blog post.I've been doing a lot of work lately on TippingPoint's Custom Shield Writer tool, which we conveniently (and lovingly) refer to as "CSW". CSW allows a customer to write their own custom filters to ap ...