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Why CloudFlare kept LulzSec safe  29 February 2012 
Source: IT World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
On June 2nd, 2011, the antisec hacker group known as LulzSec launched a web site. Although they had been an active hacking group for several weeks, the creation of Lulzsecurity.com was their first official web presence other than the Twitter account they had been using.
 
Google Chrome update fixes high-severity vulnerabilities  16 February 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google released a new version of its Chrome browser on Wednesday in order to update the bundled Flash Player plug-in and address serious security vulnerabilities.
 
Passive Network Fingerprinting; p0f Gets Fresh Rewrite  07 February 2012 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
In the network security world, nmap is the king for fingerprinting systems and services over the network. It can help identify the operating system (OS), type, and version of a network service, and vulnerabilities that might be present.
 
4 Ways to Prevent Domain Name Hijacking  02 February 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
On the night of Monday, January 23, the hacktivist group UGNazi hijacked Coach.com, the Internet domain name of luxury goods manufacturer Coach. For several hours, fashionistas who wanted to ogle Coach's new Willis handbag on Coach.com or get a deal on its Penelope shoulder bag at Coachfactory.com were redirected to UGNazi's cryptic website.
 
Cloud activity to explode in 2012  18 January 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In testing cloud computing services and observing the growth of cloud activities, we've noticed that there are distinct phases that organizations go through in adopting cloud.
 
Judge bans stolen student sex pics sharing on BitTorrent  12 January 2012 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Conservative MP Louise Mensch has welcomed a landmark ruling in an internet bullying case as an advance for individual liberty. The case involved an anonymous student, known for the purposes of the case as "AMP", whose photographs were distributed by P2P software after her mobile phone was lost or stolen.
 
Dot-dash-diss: The gentleman hacker's 1903 lulz  29 December 2011 
Source: New Scientist - Posted by Alex   
A century ago, one of the world’s first hackers used Morse code insults to disrupt a public demo of Marconi's wireless telegraph. Late one June afternoon in 1903 a hush fell across an expectant audience in the Royal Institution's celebrated lecture theatre in London.
 
2011: A year of hack!  20 December 2011 
Source: CIOL - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Dubbed as ‘The Year of hack’, 2011 was marked by change, challenge, and chaos in information security history. With threats evolving in their sophistication, pervasiveness and frequency, the profile of a hacker also underwent a transformation owing to increasing rise in cyber crime that were designed to go under the radar and steal sensitive data from individuals, businesses and governments.
 
Top 10 Influential 2011: Sony's PSN hacking  05 December 2011 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
While the tag-teaming antics of LulzSec and Anonymous made many a security news headline during the last year, arguably the repeated hacking of Sony’s PlayStationNetwork (PSN) and Qriocity services was the biggest hack, securing its place in the Top 10 Influential list for 2011.
 
Tor launches DIY relays in Amazon cloud  22 November 2011 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Tor Project is tapping Amazon's EC2 cloud service to make it easier for volunteers to donate bandwidth to the anonymity network.
 
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