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Twitter 2-Factor Authentication: What It Is and Why It Would Help National Security  26 April 2013 
Source: ABC News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It can be said in the length of a single tweet: When a 140-character message can lead to national security issues, Twitter itself needs better security tools.
 
Can a Hacker Hijack a Plane With an Android App?  12 April 2013 
Source: Mashable - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Imagine the kind of havoc a malicious hacker could cause if he or she were able to take over an airplane simply using his Android phone. With a tap of his or her fingers, the hacker could arbitrarily control the plane remotely and redirect its path.
 
2012 YEARENDER: The year of the hacker  31 December 2012 
Source: Rappler - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The growth of the Internet has also resulted in the inclusion of hacking as part of the world's common threats. Not only do users have to worry about their physical safety: they also have to worry about their data being compromised by the unscrupulous.
 
Just how hackable is your digital life?  24 September 2012 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When Wired News reporter Mat Honan had his digital life hacked—and subsequently, virtually wiped out—in August, the significant loss of data he endured wasn't the scariest part of the experience. Much more terrifying was the method by which hackers drilled into his digital accounts.
 
Red Hat CEO: We're the cloud leader -- with Linux  22 August 2012 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
When you think about the leading cloud computing companies, does the name Red Hat spring to mind? Jim Whitehurst hopes it does. In fact, the CEO of the rapidly growing, Raleigh, NC-based, open source company, is doing everything in his power to ensure that Red Hat has the widest possible portfolio of tools for your private and hybrid cloud
 
Today's hacking scene is not all about money  17 August 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
I just read an interesting article by Peter Pachal in Mashable's tech section, in which Mike Calce, the former hacker known as "mafiaboy," says most of today's hackers are motivated by the desire to make a quick buck. Calce makes some decent points, but I think he's unfairly swiping the entire hacking community with the same, big brush.
 
How To Hire A Hacker  02 July 2012 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
They're the bane of the IT security professional's existence when they're on the wrong side of the law, but the truth is, hackers often understand the nuances of network security better than your average CSO. So is it safe to bring a hacker into your IT team?
 
Lost+Found: Twitter password cracking and GPL malware  11 June 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Too short for news, too good to lose; Lost+Found is a round up of useful security news. Today: Password cracking with Twitter, GPL Malware and are you ready for the Cyber Exploitation Corps?
 
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.
 
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