At the end of last May, Mozilla sponsored the HackWEEKDAY contest at the third annual Hack In the Box conference in the Netherlands. The contest ran alongside the rest of the HITB conference which featured presentations on security topics including new iPhone jailbreaks and a second day key note from Bruce Schneier.
Jaya Baloo has been working internationally in Information Security for fourteen years. Her focus has been on secure network architecture design, and she has completed projects ranging from Lawful Interception, Deep Packet Inspection, VoIP & Mobile Security to designing national MPLS infrastructures and ISP architectures. She has worked for a number of telecom providers, KPN and France Telecom among others, and currently works for Verizon Business in the Netherlands where she specializes in Identity & Access Management -- Secure Mobility and Consumer Identity Management.
Georgia Weidman is the founder of Bulb Security. She's also a penetration tester, security researcher, and trainer.
In this video recorded at Hack in The Box 2012 Amsterdam, Georgia talks about Android permissions. She dissects the permissions granted to a very popular application and talks about the various implications that not only invade your privacy but can actually cost you money. She also offers tips on how to protect yourself.
Much to the joy of the jailbreak community, the Dream Team - comprising p0sixninja, Pod2g, MuscleNerd and a number of other prominent iOS hackers - have been responsible for the last two major jailbreak releases.
At this year's Hack in The Box (HITB) conference in Amsterdam, the team discussed several topics of interest, including Absinthe and Corona. The video below depicts the discussion for the first part where the team of hackers talk about Corona.
Rop Gonggrijp is the founder of the Dutch hacker magazine Hack-Tic and was believed to be a major security threat by authorities in The Netherlands as well as in the USA. In 1993, a number of people surrounding Hack-Tic including Gonggrijp founded XS4ALL. It was the first ISP that offered access to the Internet for private individuals in the Netherlands. Gonggrijp sold the company to the former enemy Dutch-Telecom KPN in 1997 and founded ITSX, a computer security evaluation company.