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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apprehended with the help of a former acquaintance from outside Albany, New York, according to just leaked, previously unpublished court files.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.
 
Thinking like a hacker reduces security breaches  01 April 2014 
Source: Tech Page One - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Automated testing has its place in detecting IT security weaknesses but it cannot replace manual testing. The most effective means to protect data is a combination of manual testing and automated scans.
 
Top 10 security tools in Kali Linux 1.0.6  18 February 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When it comes to forensics, penetration and security testing Kali Linux which is designed for security professionals and packed with more than 300 security testing tools -- is arguably the most developed of the Linux distributions.
 
Programers at Sacramento's Hacker Lab write code for future  11 February 2014 
Source: Sacramento Bee - Posted by Alex   
Coders, designers, programmers and dreamers of all ages stayed indoors over the rainy weekend to participate in a 30-hour development marathon aimed at kick-starting creative technology and product ideas that can bring Sacramento a little closer to Silicon Valley.
 
Ask the Expert-Stefano Ortolani  04 February 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
We are launching a new series of interviews with Kaspersky Lab experts enquiring their opinion regarding cyber-security industry and related threats. Here, Dr. Stefano Ortolani tells us about the importance of programming and other special skills needed to become an expert in the cyber security industry.
 
10 ways to prep for and ace a security job interview  15 January 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
IT security pros with the right skills are in big demand. Last year, the employment rate for information security managers averaged .9%, as we reported in High CISO employment rates means shortage for security industry. That's as close to actual full employment as one can get.
 
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