As you can probably imagine, it didn't take long for controversial uses to emerge for 3D printers, and one of the most newsworthy was the idea of "printing" parts for firearms.
Now, crooks in Sydney are printing their own ATM skimming devices...
Here are all the winners in the recent BlackHat 2013 #sophospuzzle.
And, of course, an explanation of how to solve it.
C'mon BlackHatters! You're way behind the Rest Of World in solving the #sophospuzzle.
There's still time to win that 3D printer!
With these hints, there is no excuse...
I'll try not to give away too much at this stage, but for those of you trying the #sophospuzzle, here are some answers to questions that have been asked more than once each already.
Including, "Why did you choose that programming language?"
Delegates at BlackHat can enter in person to win a 3D printer from Cubify.
Naked Security readers can enter by email to win a remote controlled tank.
What are you waiting for?
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Chet and Duck are back, and once again in fine form...
Here's how to solve the #sophospuzzle that was featured at Sophos's conference booth at AusCERT 2013.
And here are the five lucky winners of our prize draw...
Episode #109 of our popular Chet Chat podcast series is out.
Chet and Duck are back with their almost entirely reverent opinions on the latest computer security issues.
The AusCERT 2013 conference has started, so the AusSHIRT 2013 #sophospuzzle is officially live.
See if you can transform the code on the T-shirt and win a prize!
(You don't have to be at the conference to enter.)
It's almost time for the annual AusCERT conference in Queensland, Australia.
And for everyone who's asked, the answer is, "Yes! There's a #sophospuzzle!"
No, you don't have to be there to join in...
By popular demand, here is a video showing you how to solve the Skyfall #sophospuzzle.
In James Bond style: recover a stolen file, decrypt it, use it to identify a famous person, find out where he was incarcerated, and geolocate the prison...
By popular request, here is the leaderboard for the Skyfall #sophospuzzle.
The solvers are listed in speed order.
Some hints to help you solve the latest #sophospuzzle before the deadline.
If you haven't tried it yet, perhaps this will help convince you that it's solvable after all. Go on - get your virtual secret agent tuxedo on, and give it a go.
There's a new #sophospuzzle on the go!
This time, the theme is Skyfall and Bond, James Bond. You'll handle a field message from another agent, decode a data file stolen from M's computer, and unravel a secret location - all in a day's work for the world's best-dressed secret agent.
By popular demand, here is a video explaining how to solve the puzzle we published on our AusCERT 2012 conference T-shirt.
44 solvers from 14 countries cracked it in the time allowed - find out how they did it!