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Linux Security Distros Compared: Tails vs. Kali vs. Qubes

If you're interested in security, you've probably already heard of security-focused Linux distros like Tails, Kali, and Qubes. They're really useful …

'Armada' Extortionist Hackers Bulldoze 'Secure' Email Services But Pay Some Bitcoin Back

The last four days have seen at least four private email providers taken offline by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, where servers are overwhelmed with maliciously-generated traffic. All are being targeted by a strange crew called the Armada Collective.<p>As I reported on Thursday, …

Cybersecurity

Unikernels: The Next Generation of Cloud Technology

Most technologists have heard about software containers (or simply "containers") – a technology that became popularized by <b>Docker</b>, which is an open …

Uganda government used advanced spyware to 'crush' opposition, report says

Investigation from Privacy International adds to growing concern over the proliferation of FinFisher and other powerful surveillance technology<p>The government of Uganda used sophisticated surveillance technology to target opposition members, journalists, and activists, according to an investigation …

Trying Linux for the First Time

<i>You’re probably familiar with Windows and/or Mac OS. But they aren't the only operating systems available. A popular alternative is Linux. In this</i> …

The biggest tech deal of all time won't stop Amazon — but will hurt startups

This combined company will be a force in the $2 trillion market that sells technology to businesses.<p>Unfortunately, businesses are sick of buying technology and installing it themselves, says one of VMware's earliest employees, Steve Herrod, who is now a VC at General Catalyst Partners.<p>That's why A …

An Amazon cloud exec accidentally showed a picture of Google's data center

Last week, Amazon had its gigantic Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, presenting the latest developments in its mammoth cloud computing platform to a crowd of thousands of IT professionals.<p>Except that during one presentation, extolling the virtues of Amazon's super-efficient …

Amazon's new 'Snowball' box should worry Cisco, HP, IBM, and other big IT companies

Amazon is doing this with a creative new piece of hardware — a "box," if you will — called Snowball.<p>Companies rent the Snowball box from Amazon for as little as $200.<p>After the box is plugged in and the security is configured, it can vacuum ungodly amounts of data from a customer's data center into …

Now it's the security industry's turn to be burned by cloud

Amazon ignites Web Applications Firewall to char security chaffAmazon has launched web application firewall to help customers guard against common …

Information Security

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SYNful Knock Scanner

Threat Research<p>Talos Group - September 23, 2015 - 4 Comments<p>This post was authored by <i>William McVey</i>.<p>Update 9/23: We updated the tool to version 1.0.1<p>Talos is constantly researching the ways in which threat actors are evolving to exploit systems. Recently, a piece of persistent malware coined as …

Cheers! Wicker Park’s Taco Bell begins serving alcohol

CHICAGO – The first Taco Bell in the nation to serve alcohol is up and running in Wicker Park.<p>The Taco Bell Cantina, named as such as the concept has …

The 10 Most Important Companies In Cloud Computing

It affects our daily lives ... you don't have to go into the office to grab a file. You can share stuff with anyone across any device.<p>It affects billions of dollars in IT spending. Enterprises are quickly moving from buying stuff to renting what they need.<p>One day, it may even make the PC as we know …

Apple's iOS App Store reportedly hit by massive malware attack

Apple is involved in a massive clean-up of its iOS App Store to remove malicious software which has infected numerous iPhone and iPad programmes, according to reports.<p>The malware, dubbed XcodeGhost, was discovered by several cyber security companies which found it embedded in hundreds of legitimate …