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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day One of the PHDays Forum is Over

On May, 30th, information security experts, hackers, and Internet community members from all over the world gathered in the technocentre Digital October. Their goal was to fervently discuss and find answers to the most important IS questions and, of course, to have a good time :) Read about the first day of the PHDays 2012 forum under the cut.

On Day One , the keynote was presented by Bruce Schneier. The renowned speaker was the man of the day: the main hall where he performed was barely accommodating all the attendees, people even sat on the floor. Bruce was as brilliant as ever, and some of his ideas sounded really breathtaking. He noted, for example, that the computer security industry is only catching up with hackers, while the hackers themselves are breaking laws thus promoting progress..

The report was an absolute hit with the audience; it seemed the whole world stopped to listen. But in reality, it didn’t, as the CTF contest was in full action from the morning to the end of the day.




At the same time the teams were engaged in Dumpster Diving (search for bonus flags in the specially prepared garbage container) in order defined during the draw.


Attention of the forum guests was also drawn to the reports by Alexander Gostev and Maria Garnaeva from Kaspersky Lab. Another thing to interest the audience was the story about Tunisian governmental organizations fight against Anonymous presented by Heythem EL MIR. Besides interesting reports and engaging hands-on labs, forum guests enjoyed lots of other exciting activities.

Soviet gaming machines were a big hit.



Lots of forum visitors decided to take part in the challenges and tried their hand in such competitions as Fox Hunting NG or hacking Soviet coin-operated telephone.


In the lobby, the guests could enjoy soda with syrup - just like in childhood :)


Tomorrow, on the 31st of May, we will have lots of hands-on labs, reports - among them a keynote from Datuk Mohd Noor AMIN, -  and competition finals with the winners awarding and Undervud concert to follow.

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