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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



1.12.2016

 
Questions Linger as Juniper Removes Backdoored Dual_EC RNG

 
(sigh) SSH Backdoor for FortiGate OS Version 4.x up to 5.0.7

 
Cyber Squirrel 1: What you need to know



1.05.2016

 
Federal Reserve InfoSec Concerns Raised



1.04.2016

 
New JavaScript Ransomware Sold as a Service



12.24.2015

 
Researchers Solve Juniper Backdoor Mystery; Signs Point to NSA



12.17.2015

 
Open Whisper Systems' Signal App is a secure peer to peer messaging and voice app. Use it!



12.15.2015

 
MacKeeper fails to keep 13 million Mac users safe

 
Shodan - The search engine for the Internet of things. A search for "default password" is interesting. From Joe



12.13.2015

 
A Christmas card with a cryptographic twist for charity from GCHQ



12.10.2015

 
Internet DNS servers withstand huge DDoS attack (Like 1 trillion requests in 4 hours "huge")



12.08.2015

 
Microsoft Patches 71 Flaws, Two Under Attack; Warns of Leaked XBox Live Cert



12.07.2015

 
The hidden data economy from McAfee.



12.04.2015

 
Chinese APT Gang Targeting Media And Using Dropbox



12.02.2015

 
A Linux botnet is launching crippling DDoS attacks in excess of 150Gbps



12.01.2015

 
Department of Homeland Security Giving Firms Free Penetration Tests



11.30.2015

 
Breach at IT Automation Firm LANDESK



11.19.2015

 
Paris Attacks Deepen Encryption Debate



11.05.2015

 
Microsoft and Red Hat announce enterprise cloud partnership



11.04.2015

 
CryptoWall 4.0 released with new Features such as Encrypted File Names





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