nullcon Information Security Conference, Goa - 2017

Nullcon was founded in 2010 with the idea of providing an integrated platform for exchanging information on the latest attack vectors, zero day vulnerabilities and unknown threats. Our motto - "The neXt security thing!" drives the objective of the conference.

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Date: 28 February 2017
Location: Holiday Inn Resort, IN

The Growth Hacking Conference

The Growth Hacking Conference will feature a world class line up of the top growth experts from around the globe who are coming to London to share how to grow businesses in today's competitive environment.

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Date: 28 October 2014
Location: The Troxy, UK

My Twitter Got Hacked, What Next? The Obvious, Less Obvious & Forensic

Tweet Spammer Hacked Account

And there goes the morning.

If I could describe a deeply annoying start to the day, it would be thus: Wake up to discover that you're offering your Twitter followers a sweet deal on Jordan's (whatever the hell they/s/he is/are).

Then follows a flood of tweets, direct messages, emails, text messages and the other half shouting across the room, "your Twitter account has been hacked".

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SME Growth Hack - Make it a Real Business.


If you were under the impression hacking was dodgy business - think again. Growth hacking is the rapidly expanding practice of discovering creative options to traditional marketing.

Real BusinessThis coming week, on Nov 21, us at Chinwag and UKTI are excited to partner with Real Business, the UK’s first magazine for entrepreneurs and SMEs, to host SME Growth Hack - Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. With Real Business aiming to aid business leaders in their day-to-day activities and decision- making, they are a great addition to any SME related events and we are happy to have them onboard.

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Arduino Robots

Join us for an evening of presentations and discussions around the easy-to-use Arduino platform and robots.

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Date: 30 September 2013
Location: Google Campus, UK

Linkedin 6.5m Password Leak Might be Tip of Iceberg

Linkedin Password Theft Screenshot

When I swung by Linkedin yesterday afternoon to be greated by my Linkedin Today headlines (CNET, Mashable, CBS News) showing that 6.5m Linkedin passwords were now in the public domain. Having spent a good deal of time at Chinwag's Careers Day explaining why building connections, maintaining a profile and asking for recommendations, it provides a salutory reminder that it's not just credit card and bank details that are vulnerable.

How would you fare if you're Linkedin connections disappeared? (If you're panicing enough not to read the rest of the post - here's Linkedin's advice on changing passwords) I bet there's a few recruiters out there who will blanch at the thought. The file of stolen passwords was posted on a popular hacking forum with a request for help in cracking them, which according to data security firm, Imperva, indicates this might just be the tip of the iceberg.

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Central Working's Autumn Hackathon

Sign up for the event Handler Autumn Hackathon in partnership with Central Working and Milamber Digital. Two days of coding and creativity with Javascript, JSON and Node.js.

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Date: 22 October 2011
Location: Central, UK

Beginners Arduino Workshop 15

Tinker.it! has been running monthly workshop around Arduino and its uses in creative uses since 2007. Tinker.it! is a design studio based in London and Milan designing interactive products and spaces for brands, events and museums.

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Date: 5 September 2009
Location: Space Studios, UK

Scripting Enabled

The aim of Scripting Enabled is to break down the barriers between accessibility needs and the social web as much as giving ethical hackers real world issues to solve.

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Date: 19 September 2008
Location: London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre, UK

Rails Camp

Imagine yourself and a posse of like-minded ruby hackers on a country retreat with zero internet for a weekend of fun. You'll laugh, hack, learn, cry (well, you probably won’t cry… but you know… it felt poetic) and most likely play a crap-load of guitar hero. That'll be Rail Camp then.

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Date: 15 August 2008
Location: Downe Scout Activity Centre, UK

H3: Hardware Hacking Enthusiast's Pub Meet 11

Monthly get together organised by tinker.it of people interested in hardware hacking, interaction design, Arduino, electronics... Have a pint, meet some geeks and bring something to show off! Pictures of related workshops and past events here: http://flickr.com/groups/h3london

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Date: 29 July 2008
Location: The Event, UK

H3: Arduino + Web

We’re very happy to announce an Arduino + Web workshop lead by superstar programmer Matt Biddulph, CTO of Dopplr and assisted by Nick Weldin to take place on July 19-20th in a yet to be disclosed location

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Date: 19 July 2008
Location: TBC, UK

When hackers strike

A question was asked on UKNM today.

I answered and wanted to share the reply.

The question was of a person who had her Tiscali email account hacked. The perpetrator forwarded private emails from her account to others and caused huge distress and embrassement. Is Tiscali obliged to to provide information concerning these acts? 

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