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Boston Bombing Investigation Exposed Successes, Failures of Surveillance Tech  31 May 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Despite multiple photos and surveillance video images of two suspects involved in the Boston Marathon bombings last month, as well as state-of-the-art facial-recognition software and two government databases, investigators were unable to identify the two suspected perpetrators, even after releasing several of the images to the public.
 
Facebook ‘Capture the Flag’ - Security Hacker Competition  14 May 2013 
Source: Silicon Republic - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Facebook will host a Capture the Flag competition to find the next generation of cyber security experts. The competition includes a total prize fund of €3,500 available for first, second and third place winners.
 
The 7 elements of a successful security awareness program  03 May 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
When we were asked to keynote a recent CSO event, it was a pleasant surprise that the top concern of the CSOs was "security culture." From performing many security assessments and penetration tests, it is sadly obvious that even the best technical security efforts will fail if their company has a weak security culture.
 
Not all hackers bad: academic  01 May 2013 
Source: Yahoo News - Posted by Alex   
The arrest of a 24-year-old Australian claiming to be the head of an international hacking ring and a Twitter hack that briefly sent Wall Street into a tailspin last week has shone the light on hackers as Perth prepares to host its first "hacker con".
 
Six open source security myths debunked - and eight real challenges to consider  23 April 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Detractors of open source software often point to its broad developer base and open source code as a potential security risk. But that's not a fair assessment, according to Dr Ian Levy, technical director with the CESG, a department of the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency that advises UK government on IT security.
 
How to hack a bank (theoretically)  11 April 2013 
Source: Information Age - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Cyber security consultancy Context IS shares some of the techniques it has used to inflitrate financial institutions in 'red team' exercises
 
Hacker uses an Android to remotely attack and hijack an airplane  11 April 2013 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Hack in the Box (#HITB2013AMS) security conference in Amsterdam has a very interesting lineup of talks [pdf]. One that jumped out was the Aircraft Hacking: Practical Aero Series presented by Hugo Teso, a security consultant at n.runs in Germany.
 
Hacking for charity: How one former hacker is getting techies lending a hand in Africa  09 April 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Over the course of a 15-year career as a security professional, Johnny Long - aka j0hnnyhax - led a team breaking into the systems (and occasionally the buildings) of major firms and US government agencies to identify their security holes.
 
A Hacker's Secret Internet Census  25 March 2013 
Source: Spiegel - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Just how big is the Internet? An anonymous hacker claims to have answered the question via effective but illegal means. The result is a fascinating reflection of online usage around the world.
 
Kali Linux Cracks Passwords and Finds Security Exploits on the Enterprise Level  13 March 2013 
Source: LifeHacker - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Popular Wi-Fi password cracking tool Backtrack—used for security testing purposes only, of course—gets a special release today in the form of Kali Linux. This new distribution targets enterprise security, offering a suite of helpful tools for rigorous testing.
 
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