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NSA Playset, 911 hacked and war cats: A wild ride at DEF CON 22  30 July 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Next week America's biggest hacker conference starts its yearly reign of controversy, and we've got a hotlist of DEF CON 22's most incendiary talks. DEF CON returns to Las Vegas at the ripe age of 22 with four packed days of talks, expo, 303 Skytalks, panels, lockpicking, Queercon, social engineering sport, the Tamper Evident Village, Defcon Kids, and much more from August 7-10 at the Rio Hotel and Casino.
 
Black Hat 2014: How to crack just about everything  30 July 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As the world’s best security experts prepare to descend on Black Hat USA 2014 next month, they must be rubbing their hands in anticipation of colleague’s upcoming revelations about the latest means to crack a range of devices and flaws they’ve found in trusted protocols.
 
Ottawa Linux Symposium: May get by with a little help from its friends  30 July 2014 
Source: Linux Magazine - Posted by Dave Wreski   
I do not often do this, but old friend is in trouble. Please stay with me as I tell this story. It was around the year 2002, and I was in Brazil. I met two young college students who were very interested in Linux, and who impressed me with their enthusiasm and willingness to help others.
 
Black Hat presentation on TOR suddenly cancelled  23 July 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A presentation on a low-budget method to unmask users of a popular online privacy tool, TOR, will no longer go ahead at the Black Hat security conference early next month.
 
Home router security holes to be exposed at Def Con 22 hacker meet up  21 July 2014 
Source: recombu - Posted by Dave Wreski   
How secure is your wireless router? The Def Con 22 hacker conference aims to find out exactly how resilient off the shelf products are next month during a six-day hackathon.
 
5 lessons from companies that get computer security right  04 June 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Most organizations are very bad at computer security. They don't patch well, and they have short, simple passwords that don't expire. They have dozens to hundreds of people in elevated groups. They don't have a clue who has which permissions in their environment.
 
Chrome OS security holes found, patched  18 March 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
At Google's Pwnium hacking competition, two new security exploits in Chrome OS were demonstrated, while at Pwn2Own a Chrome Web browser problem was found that also impacted Chrome OS. All three problems have now been patched.
 
Researchers pocket record $400K at Pwn2Own hacking contest's first day  13 March 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Researchers on Wednesday cracked Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), Mozilla's Firefox and Adobe's Flash and Reader at the Pwn2Own hacking contest, earning $400,000 in prizes, a one-day record for the challenge.
 
Five minutes with Enrique Peláez  06 February 2014 
Source: Kaspersky - Posted by Alex   
Kaspersky Academy continues its new project “Five minutes with…” that will see our partners and renowned university professors answering the Academy’s questions.
 
List of Canceled RSA Talks Continues to Grow  14 January 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A relatively small but influential list of speakers for the upcoming RSA Conference have decided to withdraw from the show in the wake of stories implicating RSA as a co-conspirator in the NSA’s surveillance efforts.
 
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