December 6, 2018
Breaking the constants at PHDays 9

Exciting news: the slogan and topics are now out for next year's Positive Hack Days international forum on practical security. Under the banner of "Breaking the Constants," speakers and contests at PHDays 9 will situate information security in the wider context of the relationship between society and technology. The event will bring hackers, security experts, and IT specialists together with those from fields not traditionally associated with digital security, including medicine, policymaking, and neurotechnology.

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November 8, 2018
PHDays moves to Crocus Expo: check out the new venue

The dates of Positive Hack Days 9 are already out: the forum will be held on May 21–22, 2019. This time the organizers have chosen one of the largest and best equipped venues in town—the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. Crocus Expo hosts hundreds of large-scale and high-profile events annually, including national and international exhibitions, conferences, symposiums, and sports competitions with participation from both Russian and foreign companies.

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October 4, 2018
Positive Hack Days 9 to be held May 21–22 at Crocus Expo

The dates of the ninth Positive Hack Days are now out: next year's forum will take place at an all-new venue, the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, on May 21–22, 2019.

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August 8, 2018
The Standoff at Positive Hack Days 8: attack debriefing

The Standoff was back this year at Positive Hack Days 8, where over 100 participants on 12 attacker teams, 7 defender teams, and security operations center (SOC) teams were eager to show their mastery of the digital systems of an entire mock city.

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July 25, 2018
Cyberbattle at PHDays, or How to hack city infrastructure in 30 hours

For the third year running, the highlight of the hacking contests at Positive Hack Days is The Standoff, in which teams of attackers, defenders, and security operations centers (SOCs) do battle in a virtual city. In 2018, a total of 19 teams took part in The Standoff, and for nearly 30 hours, these teams fought for control of the city. Read on for a blow-by-blow account of what happened during these two exciting days.

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June 22, 2018
PHDays 8: EtherHack contest writeup

At this year's PHDays, we held an all-new contest named EtherHack. Participants were on the clock as they solved tasks involving smart contract vulnerabilities. Here we present the contest tasks along with a detailed explanation of the intended solutions.

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June 19, 2018
MeterH3cker contest writeup: hacking smart meters at PHDays 8

The contests at this year's Positive Hack Days included MeterH3cker, an all-new competition for hacking the smart grid. Participants had the run of two mock buildings powered by solar panels; excess power was sold back to the grid at a special rate. The job of the participants was to interfere with metering by any means necessary in order to improve their account balance.

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