Anyone who followed the iOS 6 jailbreak process or has been a member of the jailbreak community in the last couple years probably has some knowledge of the HITB security conferences as leading members of the jailbreak community have been present at the last two consecutive HITB conferences. Jailbreak developers first appeared at HITB last summer. It was there in Amsterdam, the iPhone Dream Team met together for the first time in real life, releasing the iOS 5.1.1 Rocky Raccoon jailbreak while also conducting a presentation about the iOS 5.0.1 Corona jailbreak.
A few months later, in October, members of the current Evad3rs jailbreak team, @pod2g, @MuscleNerd and @planetbeing, joined security expert Mark Dowd in speaking to the audience at HITB Malayisia in an iOS/OSX security panel discussion few of us will forget. At the time the panel was conducted, iOS 6 had been out less than a month, and little did we in the jailbreak community know it would be another four months before the iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak would arrive.
This year the latest jailbreak team, the Evad3rs, composed of @pod2g, @planetbeing @MuscleNerd and @ pimskeks will be in attendance at the HITB Amsterdam conference taking place April 8th - 11th.
The team will be speaking on the last day of the conference at 1:30 pm. Unfortunately, there will be no live stream this year, however, someone will be recording the presentation and once it is made available, I will be sure to post it.
The Evad3rs team's presentation, titled Swiping Through Modern Security Features, will "paint a big picture of the iOS 6 security, and how the Mandatory Code Signing requirement is enforced which is the target of all jailbreak tools."
In the presentation, the Evad3rs jailbreak team will discuss the 8 vulnerabilities found and how these were turned into exploits that led to the iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak. The team will discuss everything from the injection of the payload, to how userland code is triggered, untethered, to how the kernel was successfully exploited.
The presentation is sure to be quite enlightening for any with an interest in security research, while I expect we may also hear a few utterings about future jailbreak plans as Apple has recently patched the iOS 6.0-6.1.2 jailbreak with the release of iOS 6.1.3.
If you happen to be in the Amsterdam area on or around April 8th -11th and have an interest in all things security research related -- not just for iOS but any infosec area -- then HITB is definitely a conference you should consider attending. Online registration is available through April 7th so it's still not too late to sign up.
The conference will feature over 40 different security experts from around the world, including Keynote speaker for Conference Day One Edward Schwartz (Chief Information Security Officer, RSA) and keynote for Conference Day Two, Bob Lord (Director of Information Security, Twitter).
In addition, the folks at HITB have planned on amazing post-conference party with these international hackers and computer security experts including members of the world famous Evad3rs jailbreak team! That's right, you could be partying hardy with @pod2g, @planetbeing, @pimskeks and @Musclenerd at the #HITB2013AMS after-party. The party will feature Joernchern and Vokoun Fouqueau as DJs and will take place at Amsterdam's Club Rain. I don't know about you, but it definitely sounds like an event not to be missed.
For more information about the conference or the epic post -conference party, be sure to visit conference.hitb.org or get more information or follow @HITBSecConf on Twitter.
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