Android root exploit for 2.3.5 and older by the Jons levitator.c
I don't get this whole Carrier IQ thing 1 2.
The people from the Intrepidus Group seem to really get into RFID and NFC. They just posted an article about using a USRP for NFC. Hopefully they release their code after they are done with their research.
In other news: I wont attend the CCC / 28c3 this year due to multiple reasons. I will stick around for the other events outside the congress. So ping we if you want to chat and/or have beers.