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How One Hacker's Mistake Fashioned the Internet You Use Today  04 November 2013 
Source: Mashable - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Department of Defense thought the Russians were attacking. An MIT computer called PREP was the first to be penetrated. It was Nov. 2, 1988, and the time was approximately 8 p.m. Within hours and into the following morning, an estimated 10% of all machines connected to the Internet would crash, overloaded with several copies of a mysterious program.
 
Mikko Hypponen: Open Source Software Will Make the World More Secure  29 October 2013 
Source: Linux.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Open source software can be one answer to combating the global surveillance of innocent citizens, said security expert Mikko Hypponen in his keynote last week at LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe in Edinburgh.
 
How They Popped The Penguin: The Bash Attack And What It Means For Linux Data Security  11 October 2013 
Source: Chicago Tribune - Posted by Alex   
Data security is something that most people don't want to think about. In our age of persistent connectivity, most data users, whether they are on a desktop, laptop or cell phone, connect to their data without thinking of the security risks of transmitting their data by connecting to a public network or an unsecured network of any kind.
 
My Experience As A Fourth Grade Hacker  10 October 2013 
Source: Tech Crunch - Posted by Alex   
When Alexandra Jordan presented at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, the fourth grader from Sunnyvale, CA proved to be something of an audience favorite.
 
Google to pay rewards for open-source code security fixes  10 October 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Google said Wednesday it plans to reward developers for developing proactive security improvements for some of the most widely used open-source software programs.
 
Attention, CISOs: Strategy is the only security  08 October 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
According to the 2013 Chief Information Security Officers survey by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), 75 percent of CISOs responded that external attacks had increased. When asked what the main areas of risk as percentage of the overall risk are, 70 percent of CISOs responded that web applications represent an area of risk higher than network infrastructure. - See more at: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/100713-attention-cisos-strategy-is-the-274596.html?source=nww_rss#sthash.YMayE8W5.dpuf
 
Richard Stallman on the Hacker Spirit at MIT  30 September 2013 
Source: Computer World UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Last week I noted that the GNU project was celebrating its 30th anniversary. I thought it might be interesting to hear what Richard Stallman had to say about the environment in which he came up with the idea for GNU. What follows is part of a long interview I conducted with him in 1999, when I was carrying out research for "Rebel Code".
 
Would you hire a hacker to run your security?  30 September 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
More than two in three IT professionals would consider ex-hackers for security roles, providing they have the right skills to do the job, a survey has found.
 
Help seed 2600's massive BitTorrent archive of hacker radio shows  26 September 2013 
Source: boing-boing - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Emmanuel Goldstein from 2600 Magazine sez, "A few weeks ago, 2600 made its entire archive of radio shows available for free on the web in high fidelity. The response to this has been so great that the bandwidth charges have now gone through the roof.
 
A Password Even a Hacker Supervillain Can't Crack  26 September 2013 
Source: BusinessWeek - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Previously on Showtime’s Homeland, viewers watched someone hack into a pacemaker remotely to try to kill its owner. Plenty of the plot points in the addictive and Emmy-winning series strain credulity, but this one, apparently, should not.
 
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