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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.
 
Google challenges hackers to take on Chrome OS  29 January 2013 
Source: ZD Net - Posted by Dave Wreski   
So you think you're a big-time hacker huh? Well Google invites you to show up at the CanSecWest security conference on March 7 in Vancouver, BC to see if you can crack your way into Chrome OS. And, to make it worth your time, Google is offering a pi worth of cash rewards.
 
Mixing crowdsourcing and security to help hack for good: Bugcrowd  24 January 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In a world where online attackers laugh in the face of legislation and jurisdiction, the best way to protect yourself might be to hire someone to identify your problems first. But why hire a single hacker when you can hire a team of them?
 
Mozilla develops Minion security testing framework  18 January 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The Mozilla Foundation is developing an open source security framework called Minion and plans to release a beta version in the first quarter of 2013. Minion will allow developers to subject their web applications to a security check.
 
Should 'good' hackers be protected by law?  17 January 2013 
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A Dutch MP who brought to light a security gap on a medical site is himself being accused of hacking crimes, pulling him into an ongoing debate in the Netherlands over 'ethical hacking.'
 
January 2013 Issue of Linux Journal: Security  03 January 2013 
Source: LinuxJournal - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Years ago, I had the brilliant idea that all my users in the finance department should have complex passwords. This made perfect sense to everyone, since dealing with millions of dollars of revenue is something that should be secured. So, the passwords were changed with complexity requirements enforced.
 
5 tips to retain great security talent  03 January 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
You want the best on your security team. And once you have them, you want to keep them happy and keep them in your organization. Three security career and management experts weigh in on what security managers need to do to retain top-notch security talent.
 
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