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Ten must-see Black Hat 2012 sessions  19 July 2012 
Source: Tech Target - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Some editors have posted their thoughts on what they think will be the hot topics of Black Hat 2012, but I'm going to respectfully disagree with them this round, and I'll walk alongside Robert Frost on his road not taken.
 
How banks fight hackers and fraudsters  05 July 2012 
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Posted by Dave Wreski   
t was 3am when 21-year-old Sydney secretary Rhiannon Moore got the SMS from Westpac. Her debit card had been blocked after the bank saw it had been used to buy porn and air tickets to Malaysia.
 
DefCon: 20 Years of Hackers, Hijinks and Snooping Feds  22 June 2012 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In 1992, Jeff Moss (third from left in second row) invited a bunch of hacker friends to come to Las Vegas to party in the desert. Now in its 20th year, the DefCon hacker conference draws more than 7,000 hackers, security pros and undercover feds each year.
 
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.
 
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