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How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in Amazon’s Cloud  24 July 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing power from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing power out there for the taking?
 
Router hacking competition announced for Defcon  22 July 2014 
Source: IT News AU - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Well-known manufacturers of residential and SME wireless routers will have reason to feel nervous as hackers at the annual DefCon security conference aim to break into their products to find undocumented vulnerabilities or so-called zero days.
 
Content Security Policy Mitigates XSS, Breaks Websites  17 July 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
Content Security Policy (CSP) is an effective, browser-based deterrent against cross-site scripting attacks. Despite this, the vast majority of websites do not deploy the standard, and the majority of those that do, deploy it improperly.
 
The Net’s Dark Side: Watch People Try to Hack Each Other, Live  25 June 2014 
Source: Smithsonian Mag - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The rise of the internet has given rise to a new battlefield. Whether across the country or across the world, hackers work to penetrate the digital defenses of nations, corporations, organizations and individuals.
 
ISC Patches Critical DoS Vulnerability in BIND  13 June 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
A critical, remotely exploitable bug in some BIND domain name system (DNS) servers could cause a denial of service situation and trigger them to crash.
 
Making it easy or hard: Computer forensics expert testimony  12 June 2014 
Source: Inside Counsel - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Every time I am preparing for testimony at deposition or trial, I ask the attorney I am working for whether I should make it “easy” or “hard.” Even very experienced attorneys examining a technical witness often ask the wrong question.
 
Darpa Turns Oculus Into a Weapon for Cyberwar  27 May 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
For the last two years, Darpa has been working to make waging cyberwar as easy as playing a video game. Now, like so many other games, it’s about to get a lot more in-your-face.
 
Over 90 Arrested in Global FBI Crackdown on Blackshades RAT  22 May 2014 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A collaborative operation by international law enforcement agencies nabbed authors, staff members, and users of the popular software used for everything from blackmail to financial fraud.
 
Cisco's Chambers tells Obama that surveillance impacts technology sales  19 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Cisco Systems' CEO John Chambers has written to U.S. President Barack Obama, asking for his intervention so that U.S. technology sales are not affected by a loss in trust as a result of reports of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.
 
Six free network vulnerability scanners  13 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial part in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, producing a prioritised list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. Some can even automate the patching process.
 
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