Feeds

Peek-A-Booty to debut at grassroots P2P show

Reclaiming the meme

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top three mobile application threats

Peer-to-peer was 2000's most overused buzzword, and perhaps the only way to reclaim it is through grassroots organization.

That's what Bram Cohen thinks, anyway. Cohen worked on MojoNation before quitting last April to concentrate on his BitTorrent project, and he's convening hackers in downtown San Francisco next month for a P2P/cypherpunk conference a world away from the usual corporate trappings.

"Conferences cost a ridiculous amount of money, and hackers are treated like dirt," says Cohen.

By contrast admission to CodeCon will cost $50, with ten bucks off if you register before Friday. The rules should ensure that it's free of sociological discussions of collaborative writing, and theoretical discussions of grids, swarms or hives:-

"Everything has to have a working demo, presented by one of the implementers," Cohen tells us. "That should raise the signal to noise ration quite a bit."

The banned list encompasses "SET and other white elephant, unimplemented standards," "Mathematical cryptography lacking practical implementation" and evil DRM systems.

So there ought to be lots of detail from presenters representing the best-known P2P projects such as Gnutella, down to some "random hackers" and will be the stage for the public debut of the Cult of the Dead Cow's anonymity app Peek-A-Booty. That got a private unveiling at DefCon09 last year, which we covered here Other presentations include the Invisible IRC Project, Mnet and CryptoMail.

It's held at Jamie Zawinski's DNA Lounge nightclub - and as a bonus (well, for me, anyway) it's thoughtfully timed to coincide with my birthday. For the hackers who can't attend either of these landmark events, a webcast will be provided throughout. (Of the conference, not my birthday.) ®

Related Link

CodeCon (San Francisco 15-17 February)

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.