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Creator Of iCloud Hacker Tool: I Would Have Warned Apple If It Properly Rewarded Researchers  04 September 2014 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Apple might have avoided embarrassment this week over the egregious iCloud-hack-naked-celeb-gate if it had adopted a more open approach to security in the past. For instance, it could have started a formal programme to incentivise researchers to disclose bugs to the consumer tech behemoth. Such bug bounty programmes are incredibly simple: tech manufacturers pay those who responsibly hand over information on vulnerabilities.
 
The Main Suspect Blamed For The Jennifer Lawrence Nude Leak Says He Is Innocent  02 September 2014 
Source: Buzzfeed - Posted by Alex   
As the online hunt for the persons responsible for yesterday’s massive celebrity nude photo leak continues, some Redditors and security researchers have pointed to Bryan Hamade, a 27-year-old from Lawrenceville, Georgia, as the culprit.
 
Why Russian hackers are beating us  29 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Russian hackers like the ones who breached the computer systems of JP Morgan Chase and at least four other banks win because they think strategically like the best chess players, an expert says.
 
Linux Kernel Development Gets Two-Factor Authentication  20 August 2014 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Developers are now encouraged to use an additional layer of security with the introduction of two-factor authentication for code commits.
 
Linux kernel source code repositories get better security  19 August 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Almost three years ago, crackers broke into the kernel.org, Linux's most important site. While no damage was done, it was still worrisome. So, at the Linux Kernel Summit, the Linux Foundation announced that it was securing Linux's Git source code repositories with two-factor authentication.
 
I Visited Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde in Prison, Here’s What he Had to Say  17 August 2014 
Source: TorrentFreak - Posted by Anthony Pell   
This week Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, visited Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde in prison to show her support. Today she shares a detailed account of the visit on TorrentFreak, with Sunde sharing his thoughts on prison life, the commercialized Pirate Bay, and the future that lies ahead.
 
Google Tweaks Gmail to Help Limit Spam  14 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google is making a small, but potentially important, change to the way that Gmail handles some special characters in messages as a way to defeat a common tactic used by spammers to confuse recipients and trick them into opening emails.
 
Disclosure of Russian password hack seems like fake antivirus scam  08 August 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
There were plenty of hyperbolic, sky-is-falling headlines yesterday about news that a Russian criminal organization has amassed over a billion compromised passwords. The information was vague and scarce on details, though, and accompanied by a pitch to sell a service from a virtually unknown security vendor. The whole thing feels like a marketing stunt, or a fake antivirus scam perpetrated on a global level.
 
Snowden is FREE to ESCAPE FROM RUSSIA, say officials  07 August 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Russia has given fugitive NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a three year residency permit after his previous visa expired at the end of July. Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told journalists that Snowden's request for a residence permit had been granted.
 
Developers Told to Change Passwords After ‘Accidental’ Mozilla Password Dump  04 August 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Some members of the Mozilla Developer Network are being advised to change their passwords after email addresses and encrypted credentials were disclosed on a public server.
 
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