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Quick PHP patch beats slow research reveal  23 October 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Patches have been flung out to cover vulnerabilities in PHP that led to remote code execution and buffer overflows.
 
The Hacker Wars Hits NYC  17 October 2014 
Source: Huffington Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hackers are big news! On October 2, a New York Times headline trumpeted: "JP Morgan Chase Hacking Affects 76 Million Households." Recently retailers like Home Depot and Target were hit as well -- data banks reportedly hacked, personal information potentially compromised.
 
The Hacktivist as Angry Young Man  17 October 2014 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Making no pretense of balance or objectivity, Vivien Lesnik Weisman’s excitable documentary “The Hacker Wars” is a forceful indictment of the United States government’s surveillance and prosecution of computer hackers and journalists.
 
[Bad]USB ‘Patch’ Skirts More Effective Options  09 October 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two researchers who released code that can be used to exploit a critical weakness in most USB drives followed that up Sunday with their version of a patch for the problem.
 
Two plead guilty in international hacker case  02 October 2014 
Source: Delaware Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two hackers who were part of an international group that called itself "Xbox Underground" admitted to charges Tuesday that could put them behind bars for up to five years and cost them millions in fines.
 
The Rise of the Hacker Bounty Hunter  25 September 2014 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One night earlier this year, while playing around with a new anonymous-sharing app called Secret, Benjamin Caudill was gripped by a familiar sensation: This thing is not secure.
 
Rogue cell towers discovered in Washington, D.C.  17 September 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Towards the end of July, ESD America, the makers of the ultra-secure CryptoPhone, said that their engineers and customers had discovered more than a dozen rogue cell towers (also known as interceptors or IMSI catchers) around the U.S.
 
How Boston Children's Hospital Hit Back at Anonymous  16 September 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Hackers purportedly representing Anonymous hit Boston Children's Hospital with phishing and DDoS attacks this spring. The hospital fought back with vigilance, internal transparency and some old-fashioned sneakernet. That – and a little bit of luck – kept patient data safe.
 
How network virtualization is used as a security tool  15 September 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more efficient use of resources. But network virtualization can have another major benefit as well: security.
 
Hacked Celeb Pics Made Reddit Enough Cash to Run Its Servers for a Month  11 September 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
If you saw Kate Upton or Jennifer Lawrence naked last week, there’s a good chance you saw them on the social news site Reddit. The self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet” was one of the main outlets linking to the celebrity nude photographs hacked from Apple’s iCloud accounts and leaked across the web.
 
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