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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?
 
FBI used autistic New Yorker to nail Anonymous hacker  19 May 2014 
Source: RT - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A British computer hacker arrested in 2011 for breaching the website of internet news company Gawker was apprehended with the help of a former acquaintance from outside Albany, New York, according to just leaked, previously unpublished court files.
 
Heartbleed prompts joint vendor effort to boost OpenSSL, security  24 April 2014 
Source: TechWorld AU - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Reeling from the Heartbleed security fiasco, major IT vendors including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Google and Cisco are backing a Linux Foundation initiative designed to boost open source projects considered critical to the industry.
 
Linux Foundation enlists Microsoft, Google to prevent the next Heartbleed  24 April 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
If we've learned one lesson from the Heartbleed fisaco, it's this: It should never happen again. But just patching or upgrading a project as crucial as OpenSSL won't be enough in the long run. When the Internet's stability and security rest on a project, that project must be given solid material support that ensures both growth and dependibility.
 
Open source trounces proprietary software for code defects, Coverity analysis finds  18 April 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Forget bad headlines generated by the Heartbleed flaw, when it comes to code defects open source is still well ahead of proprietary software, generating fewer coding defects for every size of project, according to a new analysis by scanning service Coverity.
 
Why a hacker got paid for finding the Heartbleed bug  15 April 2014 
Source: New Scientist - Posted by Alex   
Thank the hackers. This week's Heartbleed vulnerability has everyone running scared (see box below to read what you might do to protect yourself). The serious crack in the foundations of the supposedly secure internet was revealed earlier this week by a software engineer probing website security in his spare time.
 
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