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.
Human societies run on trust. Every day, we all trust millions of people, organizations, and systems — and we do it so easily that we barely notice. But in any system of trust, there is an alternative, parasitic, strategy that involves abusing that trust. Making sure those defectors don’t destroy the very cooperative systems they’re abusing is an age-old problem, and we’ve developed a variety of societal pressures to induce cooperation: moral systems, reputational systems, institutional systems, and security systems.
#HITB2012AMS VIDEO: KEYNOTE 1 - Getting Ahead of the Security Poverty Line by Andy Ellis, CSO of Akamai
Being stuck below the security poverty line isn’t about budget, it’s about attitude, motivation, and focusing not simply on basic compliance but rather on your true security goals. Akamai CSO Andy Ellis will share a behind-the-scenes look at how Akamai’s security program evolved through the collapse of the dot-com bubble, avoided being trapped belowthe security poverty line, and developed into one of the most trusted cloud platforms today.
We told you over the weekend that the untethered jailbreak for iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1 is dropping this week. The hacker who’s been spearheading the upcoming jailbreak, pod2g of the Chronic Dev Team, confirmed that the jailbreak was nearly done and arriving in a “matter of days.”
Coincidentally, the Chronic Dev Team will be presenting at the annual Hack in the Box (HITB) conference this week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Since the 5.1.1. jailbreak is expected to drop this week, we’re placing bets on a release this Friday during the team’s keynote.