Attending IT360 last week didn’t guarantee you a seat at Michael Calce’s keynote with Craig Silverman. The conference room reached full capacity and left a crowd of onlookers spilling into the hall outside the doors.

Calce — aka Mafiaboy, the Montreal teen hacker who was the subject of an international manhunt after bringing down some of the highest-profile Web sites on the Internet — delivered on his promise to provide insight into underground hacker communities.

Social engineering is a much larger aspect of hacking than people think it is, said Calce. “Hackers rely on you to be na

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