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CanSecWest, the world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, is about bringing the industry luminaries together in a relaxed environment which promotes collaboration and social networking. The conference lasts for three days and features a single track of thought provoking presentations, each prepared by an experienced professional and talented educator who is at the cutting edge of his or her field. We give preference to new and innovative material, highlighting important, emergent technologies, techniques, or best industry practices.
The conference is single track, with one hour presentations over the duration beginning at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee includes the catered meals, and there will be a vendor display and lounge/eating area, where wireless internet access will be available (as well as in the speaking theater). The conference discount hotel room booking system can be found here.
Some late announcements, a new paper:
Sniff keystrokes with lasers/voltmeters: Side Channel Attacks Using Optical Sampling of Mechanical Energy Emissions and Power Line Leakage - Andrea Barisani and Daniele Bianco, Inverse Path
Some more details about mobile targets:
- Symbian: targets will include (but not be limited to if we can scrounge more test platforms to borrow from people)
- Nokia E61 - with whatever firmware is latest available on Nokia site tomorrow (we'll update version here when known :-)
- Nokia N95 - same deal on firmware
- Android: T-Mobile G1 running Android RC33 (the most recent version used by T-Mobile US customers). The radio will be unlocked so we can use a Canadian carrier's sim.
Also Rich Cannings from Google will be on hand and made this generous offer:
I will most likely bring an Android Developer Phone (ADP1) with a recent open source Android build on it. Maybe we could give this away for the most creative hack on any device? This device will be much easier to hack since root access is gained through simply typing "su".
- WinMo: HTC Touch Pro.
- RIM: Please stand by.
- iPhone: Stock (not unlocked) Rogers iPhone running firmware 2.2
On the browser side, we will be running the latest bleeding edge version of each browser platform we can get our hands on (Yes that means the Safari 4 beta, the latest build of IE8 we can get our hands on, and the upcoming FireFox release) on each of the two prize laptops (for the corresponding multi-os browsers). We will wipe the laptops and restore them to their factory conditions after the contest.
On the social agenda side of things, our rf-lab toting, 3d camera tracking wizard, Marc Alfonso, who moonlights as a ski patroller and medic on Grouse, will be taking a group to ski by the moonlight (and other lighting) at Grouse mountain night skiing, on Wednesday night. You have to find your own way up to the gondola in North Vancouver (and they have night skating too), and Marc will be your experienced guide. Watch this space for instructions on how to sign up for this outing. Thursday night party venue and details TBD.
The detailed agenda will be published shortly, but a head's up for folks, we are considering moving the lightning talks to Wednesday.