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Defcon Grows Up and Gets Recruited as an Asset

July 31, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

With the advent of Anonymous and Stuxnet and the nascent idea of the internet becoming a “digital nation state” we all have to be mindful that while the technologies out there are a commodity, so too are we in the great game of cold war intelligence and cyber war. We are the commodity that makes the new exploit...

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Information Security, Hackers, and Vigilance

July 30, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

The bottom line: Attackers are always looking for mistakes, outliers, and inconsistencies so they can use them against you. This means your security programs need to be robust, resilient, measurable, and – as much as possible – consistent (vs. ad hoc)...

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An Urgent Message to My Supporters

July 27, 2012 Added by:ʞɔopuooq ʇuıɐs

On this first day of Defcon, it appears my @th3j35t3r twitter account has been suspended. Coincidence? Probably not. We all know I have some pretty desperate enemies who will stop at nothing to see me inconvenienced, discredited or otherwise annoyed. So here’s the upshot...

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One in Ten Small Businesses Experienced a Data Hack

July 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"While the media is reporting a growing number of high profile data breaches, some small businesses may also be a popular target for hackers because their systems are usually easier to get into and the breach may not be found out for a good few weeks...”

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What is Cross-Site Scripting?

July 19, 2012

In a XSS attack, JavaScript might steal session credentials, capture keystrokes or iterate across every form on a page and replace every action so that instead of submitting your username and password to the real application, the JavaScript causes your username and password to be sent to the attacker...

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On Failing Gracefully...

July 18, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

You know the feeling: You think you have it all under control, you think you've engaged with the right people, you have buy in from those who matter, the right culture is in place, you're not struggling for investment and bang! You get hacked. Overwhelming sense of failure ensues. Where did it all go wrong?

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So You Want to Hire a Hacker?

July 17, 2012 Added by:Ali-Reza Anghaie

The annual "Hire a Hacker!" cry from someone affiliated w/ the Pentagon took a new turn this year with the additional suggestion such hirings would have ended the War on Terror long ago. I'm not here to say don't hire the (alleged) criminal element, however, there are some things I want people to ponder...

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On Government Strategies to Mitigate Growing Cyber Threats

July 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

We have witnessed the recruitment of hackers on the part of governments to carry out offensive actions and to train personnel in the use of deadly new weapon... the keyboard. Not with bullets, but with bits we must now battle, and who better than a hacker can transfer their knowledge on the subject matter?

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Yahoo!'s No Encryption Trumps LinkedIn's Unsalted Hash

July 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Just a month after LinkedIn experienced a significant security breach and caught flack for not "salting their hash", the revelation that the Yahoo! credentials were not even stored in an encrypted format should have everyone concerned about how seriously companies are taking the security of their users...

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Security Factions: Roosters and Owls

July 11, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

We have lobbying going on between two factions and all too often, the roosters are the ones being heard with their cry that the apocalypse is upon us, our water supply has been hacked, our power grid is a spiders thread away from utter collapse and youu my friend, are about to be plunged back into a zombie apocalypse...

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Updates: Rumors of Anonymous Hacking th3j35t3r's Accounts Overblown

July 11, 2012 Added by:ʞɔopuooq ʇuıɐs

About the twitter ‘takeover’. I have to say that was clever. Even though my account wasn’t actually breached per se. The folks behind this latest attempt found an auto-RSS/Email to tweet script that uses the Twitter API and worked out a way to post to my account without actually having any physical access. Kudos...

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Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace

July 11, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

With a title like Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers through Cyberspace, the book at first sounds like a cheesy novel. But by page twenty-five, you will quickly see this is the real thing. By the time you hit the last page, you will have read the collective wisdom of two of the smartest minds in the business...

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On the Right to Bear Cyber Arms

July 10, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo

An attacker is decimating my infrastructure. I have purchased and deployed every security technology I can think of. I have contacted law enforcement as a matter of relevance, but I know they will not be able to do much. I have given the service provider two fair warnings. I now fight fire with fire...

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Honeypots Can Help Safeguard Your Information Systems

July 10, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston

Honeypots are simple technology intended to be compromised. There is little or no production traffic going to or from the device, so any time a connection is sent it is most likely a probe, scan, or an attack. Any time a connection is initiated from the honeypot, this most likely means it was compromised...

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How Hacking Can Kill

July 09, 2012 Added by:Edward Jones

Wherever you are on the internet, there’s often a virus lurking around the digital corner. A hacker will always find a new way of getting your data - and turning it into money. And as we found-out last year, hacking has progressed from threatening our data security to potentially threatening our lives...

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Drones Vulnerable to Hijacking, Raising Concerns for Security

July 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The problem is the security of these vehicles, which are based on high-tech components, and we know that nothing is totally secure. US drones are exploitable, possibly allowing hackers to take control. A team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin recently conducted a successful hack...

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