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LulzSec hacker 'Sabu' released after 'extraordinary' FBI cooperation  28 May 2014 
Source: The Guardian UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hector Xavier Monsegur, who by the US government’s calculations participated in computer hacker attacks on more than 250 public and private entities at a cost of up to $50m in damages, was released from a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday after the judge saluted his “extraordinary cooperation” with the FBI.
 
Disclosing vs Hoarding Vulnerabilities  22 May 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Alex   
There's a debate going on about whether the U.S. government -- specifically, the NSA and United States Cyber Comman -- should stockpile Internet vulnerabilities or disclose and fix them. It's a complicated problem, and one that starkly illustrates the difficulty of separating attack and defense in cyberspace.
 
100 arrested in global hacker takedown  21 May 2014 
Source: Daily Sabah - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Police across Europe and North America have arrested nearly 100 people over a global scam that allowed hackers to infect 500,000 computers, steal data and demand ransom money. An online business known as Blackshades sold thousands of cybercriminals the malware called RAT (Remote Access Tools) for as little as $40, US officials said Monday.
 
Security-vendor snake oil: 7 promises that don't deliver  12 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Consider me a career-long computer security curmudgeon. When a vendor guarantees its latest and greatest will defend the world against all computer maliciousness, I yawn. Been there; it didn't pan out.
 
KernelCare Promises Linux Security Updates Without the Reboots  06 May 2014 
Source: The Var Guy - Posted by Dave Wreski   
One of the nice things about Linux is that it never asks to reboot after installing security other updates—unless, that is, you update the kernel, which traditionally does require a reboot. But CloudLinux hopes to change that for more enterprises through a new product called KernelCare, designed to keep a virtual or physical open source Linux OS updated without rebooting.
 
Canadians arrest a Heartbleed hacker  17 April 2014 
Source: CNN Money - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Canadian mounties have arrested a teenager who, they say, used the Heartbleed Internet bug to hack into the country's tax agency.
 
Whitehat hacker goes too far, gets raided by FBI, tells all  11 April 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
A whitehat hacker from the Baltimore suburbs went too far in his effort to drive home a point about a security vulnerability he reported to a client. Now he’s unemployed and telling all on reddit.
 
Suse open-sources live updater for Linux kernel  07 April 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Nobody loves downtime or reboots -- especially not Suse. But the Linux engineers at Suse didn't just sit there and grind their teeth over forced reboots after a kernel patch; they went out and did something about it.
 
Hacker Hymn  01 April 2014 
Source: Boing Boing - Posted by Alex   
Recently I saw a movie on the life and death of Aaron Swartz, who is nowadays often called a martyr for the freedom of the Internet. People, nations and governments like martyrs. They love them, they need them. Martyrs are part of our bipolar, black and white society constructed from good and bad guys, who always do good and bad deeds.
 
Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea  26 March 2014 
Source: CNN Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.
 
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