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15 must-listen podcasts for security pros  02 July 2010 
Source: IT World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
It may be cliché but security is an ever-changing world. I am often asked how I keep up to date on the latest security trends and news in this rapidly changing world. The two primary tools I use to do this are security podcasts and Twitter. Being a consultant I spend a lot of time on the road and have long periods of free time while driving or flying to clients' sites.
 
Google steals security page from Mozilla's Firefox  30 June 2010 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google will take a page from Mozilla's playbook and block outdated plug-ins from launching, part of new efforts to keep Chrome users safer, the company said Monday. In a post to the Chromium blog , a trio of Google security engineers announced that Chrome would refuse to run plug-ins if they were found to be out of date, and thus, potentially vulnerable to exploitation of known bugs.
 
Reliance on passwords is biggest security threat, says hacking expert  29 June 2010 
Source: Computer Weekly - Posted by Alex   
Passwords are fundamentally insecure and represent the biggest security threat facing organisations, says Jason Hart, senior vice-president for Europe at security firm Cryptocard.
 
Ex-Hacker Who Accused Leak Suspect Is Still Talking  28 June 2010 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Anthony Pell   
For weeks now, the United States military has been holding an Army intelligence analyst, Bradley Manning, in connection with the release of classified materials to the whistle-blower Web site Wikileaks. He is suspected of being the source of the 2007 video of an Apache helicopter killing 12 civilians in Iraq, including two Reuters journalists. More ominously, he is feared to have leaked 260,000 secret diplomatic cables.
 
The strange case of the artist and the hacker  25 June 2010 
Source: The Globe and Mail - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Byron Sonne and Kristen Peterson are life partners leading very different lives. Mr. Sonne is a computer expert whose job is to delve deep into the realm of complex electronic security networks; in his spare time, he frequents “hackerspaces” and derides the way people are monitored in their everyday lives.
 
Blocked: How Yahoo shut us down — and why it could happen to you  22 June 2010 
Source: VentureBeat - Posted by Anthony Pell   
I’ll skip ahead to the moral of this story: don’t be a victim of hacking. If you are, your domain or e-mail provider might crush you. Particularly if it’s Yahoo.
 
Ex-Hacker Adrian Lamo Tells Us the AT&T iPad Email Leak is Overblown  21 June 2010 
Source: Daily Tech - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Ex-hacker and alleged "war crimes collaborator" Adrian Lamo has garnered a great deal of attention lately from his role in outing Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning, a young U.S. Military official who was leaking sensitive documents, including some which Lamo believed endangered national security.
 
Automatic web encryption (almost) everywhere  18 June 2010 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The HTTPS Everywhere extension for Firefox automatically redirects users to secure SSL connections when they access certain web pages – if this is supported by the server. Jointly developed by the Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the extension was inspired by the search engine modification Google implemented to make browsers send all their search queries via HTTPS.
 
Not safe for work: What's acceptable computer use in today's office?  17 June 2010 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
How many minutes, or hours, did you spend on Facebook today? Even if you spent just a few minutes on the popular social networking site during office hours, you're not alone. Data from Nucleus Research finds 77 percent of workers who have a Facebook account use it during work hours.
 
The state of computer (in)security  16 June 2010 
Source: Lubbock Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Andy Kaiser of "Digital Bits Skeptic" had an interesting blog post earlier this month regarding the state of computer security. Entitled, "The myth of computer security," it takes a look at the real state of computer security, not what the anti-virus and anti-malware vendors would like you to think.
 
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