The Mozilla security team was proud tobe part of Hack In The Box (HITB) 2014, held from 15-16 October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia.
Mozilla has been involved in HITB for several years now, and this year‘sHackWEEKDAY contest was probably the best we’ve seen so far. HackWEEKDAY is a contest where contestants developmobile apps (Firefox OS or any other platforms allowed) in a bid to win glory and prizes. The competition was fierce this year, with over 75 developers and 4 hours of judging!
Notable entries included a Firefox extension which used Snort rules to block browser exploit attempts, a heat-activated mobile app to advise restaurant customers when the chef was cooking, and whole range of lock-screen apps – from Morse code to facial recognition.
Mozilla also ran a booth promoting Firefox OS & WebMaker projects and the turnout was very encouraging. There was plenty of interest in Firefox OS phones, and thanks to the ground work from local community we had a constant stream of web maker experiments completed throughout the course of the conference (in exchange for T-shirts and goodies, of course!)
Big thanks to the Mozilla Malaysia community – Syafiq, Nasrun, Neo, Shah – among others for helping to make this a wonderful success, and being such gracious hosts (cendol durian, yum!) It’s sad that it‘s the end an era for HITB KL, but looking forward to continue being a part of HITB Netherlands, and their new GSEC format events.