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CAINE Linux Distribution Helps Investigators With Forensic Analysis  17 October 2014 
Source: eWeek - Posted by Alex   
There is no shortage of Linux distributions to serve specific markets and use cases. In the security market, a number of Linux distributions are widely used, including Kali Linux, which is popular with security penetration testers. There's also CAINE Linux, which is focused on another area of security. CAINE, an acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment, is a Linux distribution for forensic investigators.
 
Introducing the USB armory project  14 October 2014 
Source: Inversepath - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Thanks to Andrea Barisani for sending this in. The USB armory from Inverse Path is an open source hardware design, implementing a flash drive sized computer. The compact USB powered device provides a platform for developing and running a variety of applications.
 
With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online  13 October 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world. But for guarding anything other than Web browsing, Tor has required a mixture of finicky technical setup and software tweaks.
 
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 That’s 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 it’s also the birthplace of one of the latest attempts to subvert the NSA’s 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.
 
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