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Meet The Hackers Who Sell Spies The Tools To Crack Your PC  26 March 2012 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Anthony Pell   
At a Google-run competition in ­Vancouver last month, the search giant’s famously secure Chrome Web browser fell to hackers twice. Both of the new methods used a rigged ­website to bypass Chrome’s security protections and completely hijack a target computer.
 
The Zero-Day Salesmen  23 March 2012 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
At a Google-Run competition in Vancouver last month the search giant’s famously secure Chrome Web browser fell to hackers twice. Both of the new methods used a rigged ­website to bypass Chrome’s security protections and completely hijack a target computer.
 
Anonymous Placed $700K in Fraudulent CC Charges, Left Charities With Fees  14 March 2012 
Source: DailyTech - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A reader of Venture Beat bemoans $300 USD in fraudulent charges placed on his credit card after the number was stolen from Austin, Texas security firm Stratfor Forecasting, Inc. The hooligans charged $300 to his account, buying hooded sweatshirts.
 
RSA Conference 2012 post-mortem: IT security in a 'precarious spot'  05 March 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
There was an unusual level of gloom at the RSA Conference this year, and for good reason: a number of the biggest and most respected security firms have been very recently breached, including RSA Security, VeriSign, and Symantec.
 
Solving The SSL Certificate-Revocation Checking Shortfall  05 March 2012 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The way that browsers perform SSL certificate-revocation checking is so fundamentally flawed that some browser vendors have turned it off altogether, according to browser vendor representatives in a panel at RSA last week.
 
Young Hackers Gather For Cyber Security Awareness Week  16 November 2011 
Source: NY1 - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The kids filling the room in the above picture are computer hackers. They work their way into computer systems much the same way some might hear about bad guys doing it on the news.
 
The Linux Foundation Adds Seven New International Members  12 October 2011 
Source: ostatic - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Here at OStatic, we've watched steadily as The Linux Foundation has added significant new members over the years. The organization has, in only a few short years, become an important player in stewarding the Linux ecosystem toward an organized, united future.
 
Are you an IT security leader - really?  04 October 2011 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
An astonishing number of survey respondents believe they are IT security leaders. But what does it really take to be a leader, and how does your organization stack up? A surprisingly high—unreasonably high, in fact—number of organizations think their security program is part of the vanguard of risk management.
 
Anonymous Hackers Are Hypocrites, Not Hacktivists  23 August 2011 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The hacker group Anonymous, which is less a coherent group of people working together toward a common cause than a random medley of hackers out to prank and disrupt the online world, has been busy these days. Multiple hacks on Bay Area Rapid Transit websites in response to BART's shutdown of the railway's underground cellular system have captured the attention of activists and technophiles alike.
 
Banks turn to ethical hackers to enhance security  16 August 2011 
Source: FierceFinanceIT - Posted by Alex   
As reported in FierceFinanceIT, 2011 has seen major financial and commercial companies victimized by online breaches. In an effort to beef up security, many of these companies are now turning to certified professional hackers to test and enhance security systems.
 
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