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Munich to hand out Ubuntu Linux CDs to ward off upcoming Windows XPocalypse  24 September 2013 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The end is nigh, and the date of doom has been foretold. The Windows XPocalypse is set to unleash hell on April 8, 2014, and in a bid to preserve the security of its citizens, the German city of Munich is turning to an unlikely savior: Ubuntu Linux.
 
Hacker can take out phones in an area  27 August 2013 
Source: Fudzilla - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The USENIX Security conference has been warned that by tweaking the firmware on certain kinds of phones, a hacker could make it so other phones in the area are unable to receive incoming calls or SMS messages.
 
Civic-minded hackers code well for the future  27 August 2013 
Source: LA Times - Posted by Dave Wreski   
On a recent day at work in a San Francisco loft, Moncef Belyamani was sporting a hipster "LOVE" T-shirt and riffing, with obsessive detail, on the evolution of vinyl record production.
 
Big Data Surveillance Results in Bad Policy  08 July 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Evgeny Morozov makes a point about surveillance and big data: it just looks for useful correlations without worrying about causes, and leads people to implement "fixes" based simply on those correlations -- rather than understanding and correcting the underlying the causes.
 
How to Set Up a Secure Proxy Server in Ubuntu Linux  01 July 2013 
Source: Opposing Views - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Internet security is almost an oxymoron, as a computer connected to the Internet is the least secure of machines. However, many organizations have found ways to protect the internal network from Internet attacks as well as ensure that employees are not violating the Internet use policy.
 
How Hackers Beat The NSA In The ’90s And How They Can Do It Again  01 July 2013 
Source: Tech Crunch - Posted by Dave Wreski   
While the world parses the ramifications of the National Security Agency’s massive snooping operation, it’s important to remember an earlier government attempt at data collection and, more important, how a group of hackers and activists banded together to stop it.
 
Mozilla, others launch campaign to expose government snooping  12 June 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Mozilla, maker of the popular Firefox web browser, and dozens of political, technology and business groups launched a campaign Tuesday calling for action against federal agencies snooping on citizens on the Internet.
 
Boost your Internet security with DNSSec  11 June 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
DNS without DNSSec (DNS Security Extensions) is not secure. It's that simple.
 
Employment: Security Hacker  06 June 2013 
Source: WUNC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Jim Stickley is a professional hacker. Companies hire him to attempt to hack into their financial information, and identify weaknesses in their security practices.
 
Google zero-day disclosure change slammed, praised  03 June 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google's dramatic shift to a seven-day grace period before disclosing actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities in software has drawn both praise and derision from security experts.
 
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