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ShmooCon: Bad Guys Gone Good?

By Taylor Banks

I generally attend no less than 3 security conferences each year (though there are ~5 on my wishlist), and Shmoo has steadfastly claimed one of those spots, alongside Black Hat / Defcon and RSA.I’ve been going to technology and security conferences since about 1990, and while I truly miss the biannual Comdex in Atlanta, ShmooCon has quickly become one of my favorite to attend…. While the Shmoo Group describe themselves as: “a non-profit think-tank comprised of security professionals from around the world who donate their free time and energy to information security research and development,”their work on notable security projects such as AirSnort and Rainbow Tables has demonstrated their knack for developing tools that appeal to the “Ambiguously Off-White Hat” segment of the professional information security community otherwise known as “hackers.”

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