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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.
 
Code Security: SAFECode report highlights best practices  15 June 2010 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
A new report from the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) sheds new light on how vendors are trying to work more secure coding into the product development process.
 
Googler criticized for disclosing Windows-related flaw  11 June 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Microsoft and outside security researchers accused a Google engineer of failing to follow the responsible disclosure etiquette his own company promotes by disclosing a Windows XP-related flaw on Thursday, publishing code to exploit it and giving Microsoft only five days to fix it.
 
Surprising findings in developers' open source usage  11 June 2010 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Results from the 2010 Eclipse User Survey reveal interesting trends surrounding open source usage and opinions. Although it would be a stretch to say that these results from the 457 respondents represent the overall market, they do provide an interesting picture of development decisions being made by companies that are oriented to open source adoption.
 
New security fixes for Chrome stable  10 June 2010 
Source: CNET - Posted by Alex   
Google pushed out an update for the stable branch of its Chrome browser Wednesday. The update, for Windows, Mac, and Linux, addresses multiple security bugs including nine tagged as high-level problems.
 
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