DEFCON - security tool nirvana

Thursday, 21 September 2006, 12:15 AM EST

DEFCON is one of the oldest and largest hacking conventions. Itýs essentially 3 days of great information about the latest and greatest in security, sans the vendor stuff. There are all kinds of competitions to test your hacking skills, including lock picking, building robots, capture the flag, and coffee wars. There's something for everyone.

I like to see the latest tools and vulnerabilities and find new things to worry about at work (and home). This year, not only were there plenty of great talks that dealt with the latest trends in cyber crime and privacy (lack thereof, really), there were numerous talks about tools that can be used for penetration or general security testing.

At UNIX Review.

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