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Creating Forensic Sketches from DNA  31 March 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It's already possible to make some inferences about the appearance of crime suspects from their DNA alone, including their racial ancestry and some shades of hair colour. And in 2012, a team led by Manfred Kayser of Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, identified five genetic variants with detectable effects on facial shape.
 
Bletchley Park code-breaker Jerry Roberts dies, aged 93  27 March 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Raymond "Jerry" Roberts - one of the last of a top World War Two code-breaking team at Bletchley Park - has died, aged 93, following a short illness.
 
VIDEO: Bruce Schneier on Incident Response and His Next Book  14 March 2014 
Source: eSecurity Planet - Posted by Alex   
Few figures in the IT security landscape command the respect and admiration of so many people as does Bruce Schneier. The well-regarded expert recently changed jobs, moving from BT to become the CTO of Co3 Systems in January of this year.
 
Critical crypto bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps open to eavesdropping  04 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hundreds of open source packages, including the Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions of Linux, are susceptible to attacks that circumvent the most widely used technology to prevent eavesdropping on the Internet, thanks to an extremely critical vulnerability in a widely used cryptographic code library.
 
Bitcoin value drops sharply after tech issues continue  13 February 2014 
Source: BBC - Posted by Alex   
Bitcoin's value has dropped sharply after one of the largest trading exchanges said there was a flaw in the virtual currency's underlying software.
 
NSA/GCHQ Accused of Hacking Belgian Cryptographer  10 February 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
There has been a lot of news about Belgian cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater having his computer hacked, and whether the NSA or GCHQ is to blame. There have been a lot of assumptions and hyperbole, mostly related to the GCHQ attack against the Belgian telecom operator Belgacom.
 
U.S. Indicted Me For Not Giving FBI My Source Code  31 January 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
The indicted founder of digital currency Liberty Reserve says the U.S. government began targeting him only after he refused to turn over the source code for his proprietary system to the FBI.
 
Ex-NSA guru builds $4m encrypted email biz - but its nemesis right now is control-C, control-V  24 January 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A security startup founded by a former NSA bod has launched an encrypted email and privacy service, aimed initially at ordinary folks.
 
Yesterday, the Internet Solved a 20-Year-Old Mystery  22 January 2014 
Source: Slate - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Yesterday afternoon, a woman seeking help with a decades-old family mystery posted a thread on Ask Metafilter titled "Decoding cancer-addled ramblings":
 
Target hackers: Anyone know how to break bank encryption?  14 January 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Underground cybercriminals are attempting to decrypt a 50GB dump of encrypted debit card PINs that security watchers reckon were lifted during last year's high profile breach against retail giant Target.
 
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