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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.
Each year we pick the hottest (in our humble opinions) laptops on the planet and issue a challenge, that if you can PWN them you can OWN them, in conjunction with the folks at TippingPoint/H.P. ZDI, whom last year awarded $100,000 in prizes through their Zero Day Initiative program. Aaron and the folks at Tipping Point will be announcing the terms of the vulnerability competition shortly, but here is the list of the 3 sexiest laptops on the planet that we would covet. All have 64-bit processors, so adjust accordingly exploit folks. The three we picked based on the choices available to us deliverable in time are:
- ASUS G73SW - Heavy gaming iron but one of the first off the block with a Sandy Bridge.
- Alienware M11x - Second year in a row on the list, still packing the most punch in a 11" package.
- Apple MacBook Air 13" - though it was a tough call between this and the 11" the extra screen real estate and SD card trumped the portability and better proportional "feel" of the 11".
So if you can execute arbitrary code(PWN) on these through a previously undisclosed browser(Firefox, IE, Safari) exploit, you can go home with one(OWN).
Stand by shortly for the phone hardware prize list for the mobile part of the competition.