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Russia demands United States releases accused hacker immediately  15 July 2014 
Source: The Star MY - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it had issued an official protest to the United States demanding immediate release of a Russian citizen detained last week on hacking charges.
 
Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys  08 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A computer science student accused of hacking offences has been jailed for six months for failing to hand over his encryption passwords, which he had been urged to do in "the interests of national security".
 
"Internet's Own Boy" pays tribute to hacker who cut his life short  27 June 2014 
Source: Denver Post - Posted by Alex   
A moving memorial to Internet whiz kid Aaron Swartz, "The Internet's Own Boy" may be the most emotionally devastating movie ever made about hacking and freedom of information. Documentarian Brian Knappenberger creates a spellbinding portrait of Swartz's life and political convictions
 
NoW hacker Glenn Mulcaire 'breached witness protection'  27 June 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Alex   
News of the World hacker Glenn Mulcaire may now face prosecution for obtaining the identities of people under witness protection, Panorama has learned. He had discovered the new identities of four notorious offenders, including one of toddler James Bulger's killers, by hacking phones, the Met Police said.
 
Nowhere to hide: The reign of cyber criminals is coming to an end  18 June 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
During the 1920s and 1930s, a part of the U.S. public rooted for gun-toting, mythologized bank robbers like Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, and Pretty Boy Floyd. But the fantasies were often tempered by reports of guards, police, and innocent bystanders injured and killed in the frequent shoot-outs.
 
U.S. Marshals Auctioning Off Seized Silk Road Bitcoins  13 June 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Anthony Pell   
If any further evidence was required that up is down and black is white, the United States government is now in the business of selling Bitcoins. At least for one day.
 
After Heartbleed, We’re Overreacting to Bugs That Aren’t a Big Deal  10 June 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Here’s something else to blame on last April’s Heartbleed security bug: It smeared the line between security holes that users can do something about, and those we can’t. Getting that distinction right is going to be crucial as we weather a storm of vulnerabilities and hacks that shows no sign of abating.
 
New OpenSSL breach is no Heartbleed, but needs to be taken seriously  06 June 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It's been a bad week for open-source Secure Socket Layer (SSL) programs. First, the obscure, GnuTLS was revealed to have a trivial but damning flaw. Then, the massively popular OpenSSL was found to have a man-in-the-middle vulnerability. After the Heartbleed fiasco, OpenSSL needed this like a hole in the head.
 
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.
 
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