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iDash Competition Winner

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Congratulations to Samee Zahur for winning the iDash Secure Genomics competition (Hamming Distance challenge task), sponsored by Human Longevity, Inc. A video of the event is available at

Samee’s solution was built using Obliv-C, and the code will be posted soon.

Deutsche Post “Security Cup”

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

I’m a judge for the Deutsche Post “Security Cup” contest being organized by our former student, Karsten Nohl. The goal of the contest is to incentivize enterprising students and practitioners to bash on the Deutsche Post’s E-Postbrief web application. They are offering some fairly significant prizes (up to 5,000 Euro per bug) to teams that identify vulnerabilities in their application, as well as providing up-front funding to qualified teams that enter the contest.

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