Friday, May 11, 2007

Hacker Halted?

Again my friend sent me another interesting link regarding the event for cyber security industry in Malaysia. I think I should keep track of news in the star tech starting from now.

http://star-techcentral.com/tech/story.asp?file=/2007/5/1/technology/20070501101945&sec=technology

Malaysia needs more ethical hackers?
Unless you are talking about selling CEH training .....

But a capable IT security professional should also know how a hacker thinks
This is totally insane!!!!! Hacking is not something that can be learned through the training course unless it is delivered to someone who already has prior experience. Another questionable reason is that lots of CEH trainers are not from the hacker community and background, lots of them are just started learning about hacking from the course and passing the exam and get the license to be the CEH instructor, thus they themselves are not hackers and don't even know how hacker thinks, all they know are from the CEH training materials.

"When a professional is certified as an ethical hacker, it shows he knows what he's doing and that would definitely give an employer more assurance (of the professional's skills,"
Is this for real, I still recalled myself what was happening at the previous Hacker Halted Conference in Malaysia. He or she may give employer trouble too .....

According to EC-Council, IT security professionals should have practical experience with hacking but this should not involve illegal acts, of course.
Practical experience doesn't mean playing with all the windows hacking tools either. It's better to play with your toys or dolls then and you won't end up getting caught into jail.

People often misunderstand the meaning of the phrase "ethical hacking," said Sanjay Bavasi, president of the EC-Council. "In this context, it does not refer to the ethics of a person but to the processes and methods used in a hack," he said.
The context is cool enough as it creates pretty high confuse level, the processes and methods used in the hacks determine the person instead of the contrary and this can be taught!

"Since the concept is new, ECCouncil is often criticised for promoting 'legalised' hacking, but ethical hacking is necessary in security,"
This is nothing new.

For more information, you can check out the KL event at -

http://www.hackerhalted.com/

And if you are interested in their CTF event -
The hacking competition is open to all Malaysians and students of any nationality studying in Malaysia during the course of the competition. All entrants must register, receive acceptance of their registration from the organising committee and pay the registration fee of US$5000.

WOW 5000 US Dollar and you must sign the agreement to participate to the game, I thought this is a joke(affordable for students?????). I rather use that money to pay for my down payment when I buy a house.

Coincidentally their logo looks similar to HITB logo which is using a box as the symbol.

Seriously I don't see any interesting hackers in the speakers list. I don't think the intention behind this conference is to create awareness or motivate IT security processional to overcome potential threats or invasions into their systems but more on .....

Hacker Halted, sorry and there's no way to stop the hackers .....

Peace ;]

6 comments:

aphesz said...

they're funny dont you think geek00l? :D

JengKlen said...

Funny..Funny....hahaha...They're are not real hackers community....

SysAdmin said...

"The hacking competition is open to all Malaysians and students of any nationality studying in Malaysia during the course of the competition. All entrants must register, receive acceptance of their registration from the organising committee and pay the registration fee of US$5000."

---This is an ultimate joke. I rather buy car/house or pay my PTPTN loan with that amount of money. Even RM5000 is damn expensive.

Anonymous said...

The person who posted this has no idea about Ethical Hacking. I pity him. It looks like he likes to talk but no action.

Blogs are losing respect nowadays because of silly negative posts. May be one day Blogs will earn their respect like New York Times.

Why don't you take your post to Microsoft's Blue Hat conference as well. You might even call them a hoax. You are pathetic.

Stop posting negative comments and start contributing back to the security community.

I respect security organizations efforts to educate the mass about the issues involving security weakness. EC-Council, Cisco, McAfee are such organizations.

Hacking competition is just an example of attack methodology and don't take it literally.

Hacker Halted conferences provides generic view of security by experts around the world.

So stop complaining and act like a professional.

I will be attending Hacker Halted and Black Hat this year. Keep up the good work guys.

Stephen Jacobson
Sydney, Australia

Anonymous said...

Judging from the atrocious use of English I'm guessing this so called "Stephen Jacobson" is not an Australian; besides anyone who says that EC Council and CEH is worth attending obviously has no fucking clue what they're talking about!

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