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BlackHole 2.0 gives hackers stealthier ways to pwn  13 September 2012 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
A new version of the BlackHole exploit kit is now out on the web and ready to start infecting. The developer of the toolkit, who goes by the handle "Paunch," recently announced the availability of Blackhole 2.0, which removes much of its trove of known and patched exploits, and replaces them with a whole new crop—along with features that will make it harder for antivirus companies and site owners to detect trouble.
 
Hacker takes apart iPhone 5: Finds no fingerprint security or NFC  11 September 2012 
Source: Emeriates 247 - Posted by Anthony Pell   
This does it, really. If the nine reasons we gave you on Monday weren’t enough to dissuade you from buying the new iPhone 5 (yeah, that’s what we’re calling it for now), here are two more – and big ones too.
 
Tricks aren't protecting you from today's hackers  28 August 2012 
Source: Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security breaches happen so often nowadays, you're probably sick of hearing about them and all the ways you should beef up your accounts. Even if you feel you've heard it all already, though, unfortunately, today's password-cracking tools are more advanced and cut through the clever password tricks many of us use.
 
6 Password Security Essentials For Developers  20 August 2012 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Solving the weak password challenge requires more than having consumers create strong passwords. Many businesses also need to get a clue about what counts as safe, weak, encrypted, or secure.
 
How Not to Become Mat Honan: A Short Primer on Online Security  08 August 2012 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
By now, you’ve probably read or heard about Wired staff writer Mat Honan’s journey through digital hell, in which hackers social-engineered Apple into giving them the keys to his digital life, allowing them to scrub his laptop, iPhone and iPad, hijack his and Gizmodo’s Twitter accounts and delete eight-years-worth of email from his Gmail account.
 
Saving throw: securing democracy with stats, spreadsheets, and 10-sided dice  07 August 2012 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
Armed with a set of 10-sided dice (we’ll get to those in a moment), an online Web tool, and a stack of hundreds of ballots, University of California-Berkeley statistics professor Philip Stark spent last Friday unleashing both science and technology upon a recent California election.
 
Hey, Hackers: Defense Is Sexy, Too  01 August 2012 
Source: Technology Review - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Pleasing the crowd at the Black Hat and Def Con computer security conferences that took place in Las Vegas last week is relatively easy: simply hop on stage and confidently show how to compromise, or "pwn," a system that no one has hacked into before (see "Mobile Payment Chips Could Let Hackers into Your Phone").
 
Shuttleworth on Ubuntu Linux, Fedora, and the UEFI problem  21 June 2012 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Windows 8 PCs and tablets will lock out all other operating systems by default, and trying to find a way around it isn’t easy as both Fedora and Ubuntu developers have discovered. Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu’s founder, shares his thoughts on what Linux should do next about Windows 8’s UEFI lock-in.
 
US-CERT discloses security flaw in Intel chips  18 June 2012 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has disclosed a flaw in Intel chips that could allow hackers to gain control of Windows and other operating systems, security experts say.
 
Deciphering phone and embedded security  11 June 2012 
Source: eeTimes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Before we go into deep details on the Flashing and custom ROMs, let's look at the Android architecture (stack) along with common terminology.
 
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