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By VietNamNet Bridge 

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese teams won the first and second prizes in 
a contest called =E2=80=9CCapture The Flags=E2=80=9D, part of the Hack in the Box 
Security Conference 2008 ( in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 
late October.

=E2=80=9CCapture The Flags=E2=80=9D was a network security contest, the objective of 
which was for teams to gain as many points as possible by defending 
their servers and attacking other teams=E2=80=99 servers. Teams were given 
identical pre-configured vmware images of a Gentoo Linux installation. 
There were custom services running on the servers which contained 
vulnerabilities, such as buffer overflows, format string and so on. The 
teams had to analyse the services, find vulnerabilities and write 

Seven teams took part in the contest. Vietnam=E2=80=99s Blue Moon team, 
gathering network security experts of, won the first 
prize, and MitDac, comprising network security experts from FPT, CMC 
Infosec and the East Asia Bank, claimed the second prize. The third 
prize went to a South Korean group.

HITBSecConf is Asia=E2=80=99s largest network =C2=ADsecurity conference and is 
organised by Hack In The Box (M) Sdn Bhd. The main aim of this 
conference is to promote the dissemination, discussion and sharing of 
deeper knowledge of network security.

Presented by respected members of both the mainstream network security 
arena as well as the underground or black hat community, HITB events 
routinely showcase new and ground-breaking attack and defence methods 
that have not been seen or discussed in public before.

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