By Ryan Naraine
eWEEK.com Security Watch
December 20, 2007
For the first time in a decade, members of the famous LOpht Heavy
Industries  hacking think tank will have a reunion of sorts at a new
Boston security conference.
According to organizers of the SOURCE Boston  confab, many of the
original L0pht members will be speaking on a panel for the first time in
The members of the hacker group, founded in Boston in 1992, are
considered pioneers in security research and vulnerability disclosure.
The LOpht, which later morphed into @Stake, also created and released
L0phtCrack (a password cracker for Windows NT) and famously testified
before Congress that they could shut down the entire Internet in 30
It is not yet known if all eight final members of the L0pht (Brian
Oblivion, Kingpin, Mudge, Dildog, Weld Pond, Space Rogue, Silicosis and
John Tan) will appear on the panel of the conference, which is being
organized by people close to security vendor Veracode.
For more on the history of the group, see this CSO Online feature 
and this PBS.org profile .
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