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Stupid security mistakes: Things you missed while doing the hard stuff  08 June 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
If you're worried about high-tech hackers using advanced and sinister techniques to break through your fancy firewalls -- well, that's not outside the realm of possibility. By all means, spend money on firewalls! But you might also want to keep in mind some distinctly low-tech security problems that are not particularly sophisticated -- in fact, some might call them distinctly dumb -- that nevertheless mean bad things for the companies or people who suffer them.
 
How security pros are handling data overload  05 June 2012 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The majority of IT and business professionals in large companies are no more than somewhat confident their security systems can detect a threat before it becomes a real problem, a study shows.
 
Lack of defence against hacking?  01 June 2012 
Source: Deccan Chronicle - Posted by Dave Wreski   
With several government websites hacked or defaced over the last few days, members of the hacker group “Anonymous” have labelled the country’s cyber security setup as a “joke”, and said they could easily hack into servers of most government organisations.
 
TSP Hackers: The Naked Truth  30 May 2012 
Source: Federal News Radio - Posted by Alex   
Point is that some things, no matter how lucrative or fun they might seem, just aren't worth the risk. Example: A life of crime can be rewarding or, more often, pretty tough. One day you are on top, the next you are busted. Literally and figuratively. If Jesse James is your role model, here are some things to avoid which will add years to your time on the street — as opposed to jail.
 
Ethical hacking can help businesses improve security strategies  15 May 2012 
Source: Acumin - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Businesses should consider adopting ethical hacking strategies to develop and add to their existing security practices, Frost & Sullivan has advised.
 
Worth Reading: Confessions of a botnet operator  14 May 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A self-confessed botnet operator has posted answers to readers' questions on the Reddit social news web site. He claims to control a relatively small botnet made up of approximately 10,000 bots based on the Zeus trojan. His answers paint an interesting picture.
 
Worry About the Hackers You Don't See  22 March 2012 
Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
No one who has seen it forgets the "Twilight Zone" episode about a town in Ohio that lives in terror of a 6-year-old born with godlike powers. One man who opposes the boy finds himself turned into a jack-in-a-box for thinking "bad thoughts." If the "hacktivist" collective known as Anonymous has something in common with a willful, dangerous child, then Aaron Barr is the adult who got in trouble for thinking bad thoughts.
 
Was LulzSec bust part of a play against Julian Assange?  16 March 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Last week's arrests of five LulzSec leaders was major news in the hacktivist world, but it looks like that takedown may have been just an intermediate step in pursuit of a more prominent fugitive: WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange.
 
Context serves up new CANAPE security assessment tool at Black Hat Europe  16 March 2012 
Source: LinuxSecurity Contributors - Posted by Administrator   
Live presentation of bug discovery in Citrix ICA binary
 
RSA Conference 2012: Stress and burnout in infosec careers  28 February 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Career stress and burnout is as common among information security professionals as it is among professionals in other high-stress fields, such as medicine or law. But finding support and information on dealing with info sec career burnout is difficult because resources and knowledge are scant.
 
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