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OWASP Releases Latest App Sec Guide  19 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Advocates with the web application security consortium OWASP published the latest iteration of its Testing Guide this week. The guide, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is an informational manual designed to teach developers how to build and maintain secure applications in the face of ongoing threats.
 
Qubes: The Open Source OS Built for Security  18 September 2014 
Source: Linux.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This is why she and her team built Qubes OS, a security-focused open source operating system based on Fedora that, in essence, assumes that bugs are everywhere. Instead of running one kernel, Qubes isolates all functions into separate virtual machines using the Xen hypervisor.
 
Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM  15 September 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security researchers have demonstrated a hack that allowed them to get into the web interface of a Canon Pixma printer before modifying its firmware to run the classic 90s computer game Doom.
 
Hackers Build a Skype Thatís Not Controlled by Microsoft  02 September 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images. But itís also the birthplace of one of the latest attempts to subvert the NSAís mass surveillance program.
 
Paperclip Lock Picking Sets  17 August 2014 
Source: Hack A Day - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Lockpicking has become a trademark skill of hackers all across the world, and is regularly taught at hackerspaces and maker faires. But a lot of the time, the sets have already been made or bought online somewhere. However, [Sean] has demonstrated how to create a lock picking set with ordinary paperclips in the video embedded at the end of this post.
 
DARPA-derived secure microkernel goes open source tomorrow  28 July 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow.
 
5 reasons why software bugs still plague us  14 July 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Another month, another few dozen patches to install -- it's never-ending. It's frustrating. Software coding tools supposedly have security built in by default. We have "safe" programming languages. We have programmers using SDL (security development lifecycle) coding tools and techniques.
 
10 things about: Jules Yap, hobbyist turned IKEA Hacker  07 July 2014 
Source: Yahoo SG - Posted by Anthony Pell   
What started out as a hobby collecting fun ideas to customise IKEA products became so big that the Swedish furniture giant threatened a lawsuit against Ipoh-born Jules Yap over trademark violation.
 
A Hacker Looks at 40.  03 June 2014 
Source: Shack Foo - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Wow. Itís finally happened Ė the fabled 40th birthday that everyone loathes. Itís upon me. At 40, I think youíre supposed to reflect back on what youíve done, what youíve accomplished, whatís been good and bad, and where the hell youíre going in life. Right? OK, this will depend largely on the individual, but 40 feels like a pretty damn good spot to reflect. Why not?
 
Wearable Tech - Can your life be hacked?  02 June 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Paraphrasing the song made famous in the 1960s by The Troggs and wonderfully updated by Bill Nighy in "Love Actually" Big Data is really all around us. We are making more and more data about ourselves available to a broader audience. But what if that data is stolen? Is it useful to anyone?
 
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