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L0pht Reunion Planned at New Hacker Conference




L0pht Reunion Planned at New Hacker Conference
L0pht Reunion Planned at New Hacker Conference



http://securitywatch.eweek.com/vulnerability_research/l0pht_reunion_planned_at_new_hacker_conference_1.html 

By Ryan Naraine 
eWEEK.com Security Watch
December 20, 2007

For the first time in a decade, members of the famous LOpht Heavy 
Industries [1] hacking think tank will have a reunion of sorts at a new 
Boston security conference.

According to organizers of the SOURCE Boston [2] confab, many of the 
original L0pht members will be speaking on a panel for the first time in 
10 years.

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 
minutes.

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 [3] 
and this PBS.org profile [4].

[1] http://www.lopht.com/ 
[2] http://www.sourceboston.com/ 
[3] http://csoonline.com/read/040107/fea_lopht.html 
[4] http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cyberspace/jan-june98/l0pht_hackers.html 


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