Champion Computer Hackers Compete
As attacks on Google's servers, and the websites of a number of consumer internet properties and corporate and government installations, has shown over the last several months, hackers' skills are running well ahead of the security of their targets. But all of these hacker attacks on major sites are done in secret. The Vancouver "congress" shows that the hacker community is becoming progressively less shy about its work. That's likely to mean that their work will spur companies like Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple to redouble their efforts to keep their software systems secure.
The CanSecWest presentations are one more warning that almost every website and operating system that runs on the internet is no longer safe. The "bad guys" are just too good at what they do.