Security experts gathered at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas to attend the annual security conference, Black Hat. Delegates, which include federal agents, corporate security professionals, anti-malware companies and hackers, will hear about new security exploits and undergo training in the latest hacking and malware-authoring techniques.
The edgier Defcon "underground" hacker show also kick offs at the Las Vegas Riviera on Wednesday. The annual gathering, which is marking its 15th year, has less of a business focus and is more popular with enthusiasts.
Two high-profile computer attacks that will influence the topics this year are: the strike on Estonia that crippled the websites of banks, media outlets and government agencies; and a data breach at the parent of TJ Maxx that exposed at least 45 million credit and debit cards to potential fraud.
You can read ComputerworldUK's round-up of stories from the event here
Security people get update on coping with Web 2.0 challenge
German security expert refused entry because of presentation materials
Project Wombat aims to track malicious software attacks
Hackers can exploit blogs and emails over Wi-Fi
Decade-old hack busts through firewalls
Timing attack doesn't need application bugs to work
Government and private institutions cannot tackle security problems on their own, says NSA
Effort to drive forward technology that was dropped from Windows Server 2008
Blue Pill claims hard to swallow
Man in the middle can listen to your voicemail....