Meet up at Black Hat

This week I'll be attending Black Hat in Las Vegas, the annual security show that brings in security practitioners and n00bs alike from all over the world. Xen Hypervisor, Cisco gear, Wi-Fi, browsers, Google Gadgets, DNS and more, are all expected to come under the hacking microscope to expose the latest security vulnerabilities and hacking methods. I'm particularly interested in Web 2.0 and hypervisor-type attacks, given how rapidly these two areas are expanding but suffer the typical malady of security languishing as a secondary consideration.

I'll be bringing you a few reports from the conference, but fewer than at other shows because enabling any kind of wireless access or using your Web browser is a definite no-no at conferences like Black Hat. If you're going to be at the conference, give me a heads-up, stop by, or just say hello. I'd love to connect with you there.

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