LinuxSecurity.com
Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Welcome!
Sign up!
EnGarde Community
Login
Polls
What is the most important Linux security technology?
 
Advisories
Community
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
SELinux
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Securitydistro
Latest Newsletters
Linux Advisory Watch: August 29th, 2014
Linux Security Week: August 25th, 2014
Subscribe
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
E-mail:
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

  
Failure to understand hackers led to Sony security woes Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News The exploits of the hacker known as Geohot have been in the news for years, but to people outside the world of tech it has been more like a series of isolated events than one cohesive story. A new account by The New Yorker adds little information but binds the last five years of hacking into a single thread, showing convincingly that what has contributed most to companies' security woes has been an inability to understand the motivations of those who hack. Sony has been a favorite target for hackers recently, and it all started when George Hotz, a.k.a. Geohot, opened up a PS3 to new uses. He wasn't sticking it to the man -- this kind of "jailbreaking" is a time-honored tradition among hackers, the epitome of man vs. machine.

Read this full article at MSNBC

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment!

 
< Prev   Next >
    
Partner

 

Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2014 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.