Hack In The Box (HITB)

The Hack In The Box Security Conference is annually held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Amsterdam in The Netherlands. The conference is a platform for the discussion and dissemination of next generation computer security issues.

The conference routinely features two days of trainings and a two-day multi-track conference featuring cutting-edge hardcore technical talks delivered by some of the most respected names in the computer security industry.

The Hack In the Box Security Conference is a place where ideas are exchanged, talent discovered and genius celebrated.


Conference information


165, Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Conference program

The conference program can be viewed here.


InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur


Poll trolls' GCHQ script sock puppets manipulate muppets

14-11-2014 | A group of security professionals/online miscreants have found and themselves created thousands of online accounts to manipulate forum posts, popular news articles and mailing lists using techniques pioneered by the UK’s GCHQ spy agency. Read more

Censorship 2.0: Shadowy forces controlling online conversations

12-11-2014 | At the HITB event, Haroon Meer and his team from South African-based Thinkst, an applied research company that focuses on information security, spoke about how certain parties – whether individuals with mischief in mind, organisations with vested interests, or certain nation-states – have been using false identities to control online conversations. Read more

Continued use of obsolete systems led to recent ATM hacks

24-10-2014 | KUALA LUMPUR: The spate of Automated Teller Machines (ATM) hacks last month were due to financial institutions’ continued use of obsolete operating systems and lack of “penetration testing”, opined an IT security consultant.

Jacco Van Tuijl, who conducts penetration testing (sanctioned hacking into systems to determine their vulnerability to attacks) for banks in the Netherlands, pointed out that many ATMs still use the now-obsolete, 13-year-old Windows XP operating system. Read more

DarkMatter secure Android may run on your phone

15-10-2014 | Do you want to use a secure smartphone, but not look like you’re using a secure smartphone? A team of researchers are developing a version of Android called DarkMatter that could turn mainstream Android phones, such as the Galaxy S4 and the Nexus 5, into high-end security devices. Read more

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