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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.
Security Engineering - A Guide To Building Dependable Distributed Systems  08 March 2013 
Source: Ross Anderson - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When I wrote the first edition, we put the chapters online free after four years and found that this boosted sales of the paper edition. People would find a useful chapter online and then buy the book to have it as a reference. Wiley and I agreed to do the same with the second edition, and now, four years after publication, I am putting all the chapters online for free. Enjoy them – and I hope you'll buy the paper version to have as a conveient shelf reference:
US students get cracking on Chinese malware code  21 February 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Wesley McGrew, a research assistant at Mississippi State University, may be among the few people thrilled with the latest grim report into a years-long hacking campaign against dozens of U.S. companies and organizations.
Cat collar gives away hacker  14 February 2013 
Source: Stuff NZ - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security camera footage helped investigators identify a man suspected of sending online threats via remotely controlled computers, law enforcement sources said.
Linux developers working on uniting Windows 8 Secure Boot fixes  11 February 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Thanks to Microsoft's Windows 8 UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot there was no easy way to boot Linux, or any other operating system, on Windows 8 PCs. Now, there are two ways, the recently released Linux Foundation (LF) UEFI secure boot system and Matthew Garrett's shim system to boot Linux on these PCs. Soon, there will be only one unified way.
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