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Hacker sentenced to 18 months for peddling computer access to US national security lab  13 December 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
Government A Pennsylvania man who hacked into multiple corporate, university and government computer networks and tried to sell access to them, including supercomputers from a U.S. national security laboratory, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
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DARPA makes finding software vulnerabilities fun  09 December 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Government The U.S. Department of Defense may have found a new way to scan millions of lines of software code for vulnerabilities, by turning the practice into a set of video games and puzzles and having volunteers do the work.
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Our Government Has Weaponized the Internet. Here’s How They Did It  29 November 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
Government The internet backbone — the infrastructure of networks upon which internet traffic travels — went from being a passive infrastructure for communication to an active weapon for attacks.
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FBI sends memo to US.gov sysadmins: You've been hacked... for the past YEAR  19 November 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Government Hacktivists allegedly affiliated with Anonymous have been covertly breaking into US government systems and pilfering sensitive information for nearly a year, the FBI warned last week.
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Dan Geer Explains the Government Surveillance Mentality  11 November 2013  Print E-mail
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Government This talk by Dan Geer explains the NSA mindset of "collect everything": I previously worked for a data protection company. Our product was, and I believe still is, the most thorough on the market. By "thorough" I mean the dictionary definition, "careful about doing something in an accurate and exact way." To this end, installing our product instrumented every system call on the target machine.
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