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12.07.2016

 
Verizon Ends Data Center Auction With $3.6B Sale to Equinix from Justin. Verizon needs to sober up as they have auctioned off their data centers to help purchase AOL and Yahoo.



11.29.2016

 
FUZZING QT FOR FUN AND PROFIT from Tariq



11.04.2016

 
Google just disclosed a major Windows bug — and Microsoft isn’t happy from Robert



10.08.2016

 
AWS And VMware To Announce Surprise Partnership from Tarik



10.04.2016

 
1) Governments want that their citizens and businesses can participate the digital society in a secure fashion and in ways that respect privacy. 2) The same governments want to introduce backdoors to encryption and bulk access to the data. 3) Governments fail to see the irony. from Justin



10.01.2016

 
Big Data Fuels Intelligence-Driven Security from Tarik



9.27.2016

 
Bruce Schneier: Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet

 
An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet from Justin



9.21.2016

 
Tails Linux: Privacy for anyone anywhere from Justin



9.15.2016

 
Volkswagen is founding a new cybersecurity firm to prevent car hacking from Tarik



9.11.2016

 
Hackers had a chance to hamper voting by deleting records from Deborah

 
FBI: Hackers are targeting state election systems from Deborah



9.10.2016

 
A USB device is all it takes to steal credentials from locked PCs from Keith



8.24.2016

 
William mentioned the HP IP Viking tool in a discussion post and it is worth including here.



8.20.2016

 
Free Cyber Training for Veterans from Dave

 
Warberry Pi link from Tarik



8.18.2016

 
Pokémon Go for Windows? Beware ransomware! from Michael



8.09.2016

 
Privacy Scandal Haunts Pokemon Go’s CEO



8.02.2016

 
Russia claims it can collect encryption keys from Joshua



7.21.2016

 
Thieves using laptops to hack into and steal cars from Tarik



6.17.2016

 
$10 Million Cisco Global Cybersecurity Scholarship from Gregg - (skeptical as to any and all promises of treasure)



6.15.2016

 
Google plans to bring password-free logins to Android apps by year-end

 
Secure, Quick, Reliable Login (SQRL) from Jonathan - After a little reading, I think that I may have drank the SQRL Kool Aid. It looks quite promising. Imagine a future without passwords! Of course, key recovery is not built in to the system, as far as I can tell, by design so there's that.



6.10.2016

 
Cyber in Tallinn



6.02.2016

 
Open Source Security Training link from Jamaka



6.01.2016

 
Is This the FBI's 'New' Method for Unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone? from Jonathan - Note: This article is entirely speculative in nature and unconfirmed. The process was likely a lot easier than this suggested possible workaround. A truism is that "if you can touch it, you can own it" and doing so is only a matter of time, will, and resources.



5.29.2016

 
Sonic Pi teaches young (and young at heart) people how to code by making music.

 
A student sent a message regarding Cicada 3301. Interesting reading.



5.10.2016

 
Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars Technica ignored this week’s massive password breach 2% of 272M is still 5,440,000. Might want to reset your password just to be safe.



3.23.2016

 
Chicago man faces felony charges for using cellphone jammer on the train because 'he gets annoyed at people talking' around him from Nick.



3.04.2016

 
Beware certain password managers: 1Password sends your password across the loopback interface in clear text from Shawn



3.01.2016

 
More detail on the DROWN Attack on SSLv2 - from Shawn

 
More than 11 million HTTPS websites imperiled by new DROWN decryption attack - Disable SSLv2 stat if you haven't already.



2.03.2016

 
NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System



1.27.2016

 
NSA’s Divorce from ECC Causing Crypto Hand-Wringing - See more at: https://threatpost.com/nsas-divorce-from-ecc-causing-crypto-hand-wringing/115150/#sthash.c7SS02Xv.dpuf from Shawn

 
“You gotta touch the banana”



1.15.2016

 
New York looks to outlaw sale of encrypted smartphones from Shawn



1.14.2016

 
Trend Micro password manager had remote command execution holes and dumped data to anyone: Project Zero from Shawn





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