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Agency Hacker Brings Grand Theft Auto to Google Glass  07 October 2013 
Source: AdAge - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Mike DiGiovanni, technologist at digital agency Roundarch Isobar, has devised a way to bring the desktop version of "Grand Theft Auto III," or GTA3, to Google Glass.
 
Linux is more secure but not invulnerable  03 October 2013 
Source: Tech Republic - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Jack Wallen believes Linux is more secure than other platforms, but it's only as secure as the packages installed. I've been working with and using Linux far longer than any other platform. Through those years, I've pretty much seen and used it all.
 
Proposed changes to WHOIS system called 'extremely disquieting'  30 September 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A working group for Internet regulators is under severe criticism for a proposal that would put an end to the openness of the current WHOIS system for domain name registration records.
 
Linux 'Hand of Thief ' bank Trojan is not viable malware, says RSA  10 September 2013 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The ‘Hand of Thief’ (HoT) Linux banking Trojan that was offered for sale on the criminal underground this summer is a primitive "prototype" that poses little real threat to users of the OS, a new analysis by RSA has reported.
 
Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?  23 August 2013 
Source: Linux Insider - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As desktop Linux's popularity grows, so, too, do concerns about viruses and malware. "Malware will come to target consumers on Linux," said blogger Chris Travers. "When it does, we will need to address the challenges it poses. Everything from code management to repository management will need to evolve to meet such a threat, but it will. The software evolves. The culture evolves. That is life." - See more at: http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/78748.html#sthash.KFWxJ5xY.dpuf
 
TOR Project urges users to stop using Windows, disable JavaScript  06 August 2013 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Alex   
The TOR Project is advising that people stop using Windows after the discovery of a startling vulnerability in Firefox that undermined the main advantages of the privacy-centered network.
 
Chinese Hacking Team Caught Taking Over Decoy Water Plant  05 August 2013 
Source: Technology Review - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A Chinese hacking group accused this February of being tied to the Chinese army was caught last December infiltrating a decoy water control system for a U.S. municipality, a researcher revealed on Wednesday.
 
Hackers take full advantage of social media sharing: security experts  31 July 2013 
Source: Raw Story - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen “spear phishing” attacks they use to trick their way into computers, security experts said Monday.
 
Smooth-Sec – IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System) In A Box  29 July 2013 
Source: Darknet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
For those who are not familiar, Smooth-Sec is a fully-ready IDS & IPS (Intrusion Detection & Prevention System) Linux distribution based on Debian 7 (wheezy), available for 32 and 64 bit architecture. The distribution includes the latest version of Snorby, Snort, Suricata, PulledPork and Pigsty.
 
Homeland Security urged ISPs to block IP addresses  15 July 2013 
Source: The Verge - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI provided a list of IP addresses used by alleged Chinese military hackers to American internet service providers (ISPs) earlier in February, and not-so-subtly encouraged the ISPs to block them, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
 
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