School of hack

Wednesday, 4 August 2004, 1:21 PM EST

A presentation on how to be the first to exploit new flaws in web server software was deemed "just as cool for white hats as for black hats" attending the Defcon 12 conference in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The session offered new tools, as well as insight into the mindset of the so-called black hat, or malicious hacker, community, said one enthusiastic attendee, who works for a security consulting company that secures web servers for the financial sector. The two presenters, German security consultants "FX" and Halvar Flake, spoke about taking advantage of new-found holes, known as zero-day web-based vulnerability exploitation.

By Victor R. Garza at PC World.

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