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Sat, 29 Nov 2008

Linux on iPhone..

While i normally find "Linux ported to run on your [nintendo/toaster/foo] stories only academically interesting, i think the thought of Linux running on 1st Gen, 2nd Gen iPhones (and iPod Touch) a particularly awesome thought.

a) it suddenly means all sorts of possibilities for cute intelligent devices all over the house (with cool sensors - once they can be acessed)

b) it means possibly really cheap, really portable *nix (really pretty) in your pocket

c) it means i can take my wifes old iPhone, and have fun with it..

d) it makes android on the iPhone look like an early in the new year prospect!

e) ...

Check it out: [video of iPhone Linux]

Fri, 28 Nov 2008

South Africa's own IT Security "pubcast"

Our good friend Anthony Olivier has launched his "IT Security Pubcast". So far 2 episodes are online, with episode #2 including our very own, ever quotable Charl van der Walt.

Check it out..

ITWeb Security Summit 2009 - CFP Now Open

A couple of months back SensePost  were asked by a prominent South African media company to assist in the selection of content and speakers for an upcoming information security conference called 'the ITWeb Security Summit'.

The show runs 26-28 May 2009. The speaker lineup is mostly local (including yours truly) but past speakers have been pretty high-profile - including Dave Litchfield, Johnny Long, Kevin Mitnick, Johnny Cache, Howard Schulz and others.

Here is some background on the conference:

"The 4th Annual ITWeb Security Summit will once again bring together international and local IT and security professionals, practitioners, industry experts and analysts to share their experiences, acquire knowledge and gain an understanding of the key tools, techniques and strategies needed to safeguard their organisations’ most valuable asset – information.

The 2009 ITWeb Security Summit is designed for IT and security professionals and C-level managers who have business and information management responsibilities. It is positioned as an independent security conference aimed at delivering vendor-neutral expertise for proactive security professionals and addressing the education and training needs of both the seasoned IS security professional and newcomer.

ITWeb’s Security Summit is THE South African conference of choice in the security area.  Last year’s event was attended by nearly 500 delegates and had a total of 39 sponsors.  This year’s event will be a high-profile three-day conference that will arm delegates with the expert advice it takes to tackle today’s mission-critical security objectives – no matter how rampant user ignorance or non-compliance runs throughout their organisations."

I wanted to let people know that the CFP is now open and can be found at:

We already have some really great speakers and topics lined up (watch this space). Be sure to get your papers in their early so you can be part of the action!


Wed, 26 Nov 2008

Wired Article on DNSGate..

Wired magazine has covered the DNSGate saga with full dramatic details like: "never, ever repeat what you just told me over a cell phone".

Its a quick read, and worth it for the classic line: "The DNS community had kept the secret for months. The computer security community couldn't keep it 12 days"

Tue, 18 Nov 2008

HBN Bootcamp - Christmas Edition

As a Christmas special we  have scheduled an additional training course, Hacking By Numbers - Extended Edition  (Bootcamp)  in  Pretoria, South Africa on November 24-28th. The course runs for a full 5 days. This course will be offered at a never-to-be-repeated discount price of ZAR 10,999-00 (15% discount on the usual training price). Each trainee will be given a t-shirt and a Christmas hat!

For more on our training please visit