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How I Cracked a Keylogger and Ended Up in Someone's Inbox

It all started from a spam campaign. Figure 1 shows a campaign we picked up recently from our spam traps with a suspicious document file attachment. …

The best computer security advice you'll get

I couldn't put my finger on what was nagging at me the last few months. When I finally sorted it out, it was the realization that most computer …

12 Days of HaXmas: Advanced Persistent Printer

<i>This post is the second in the series, "The 12 Days of HaXmas."</i> <i>By Deral Heiland, Principal Consultant, and Nate Power, Senior Consultant, of Rapid7</i> …

Firefox’s New Memory Tool

Firefox Developer Edition 44, released last week, includes a brand new memory tool to help you understand how your web applications are using and …

Leaving Laptops in Hotel Rooms: A Bad Idea

What’s in your travel bag?A laptop filled with data? An external HDD filled with even <i>more</i> data? There’s bound to be a phone – possibly two if you …

It's Surprisingly Simple to Hack a Satellite

Hackers Sec and schneider demonstrate how to eavesdrop on Iridium satellite pager traffic using rad1o badges.<p>Hacker conferences are famous for using quirky, hackablebadges. DefCon's 2015 badge was a working vinyl LP containing a spoken-word ciphertext copy of the Hacker Manifesto.<p>But at the Chaos …

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Volvo Cars LifePaint

Volvo Cars presents LifePaint. Road safety shouldn't be for the few. It should be for everyone. LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray. …

Multipath routing on a Raspberry Pi 2

<b>Skill level:</b> <i>Not for the faint hearted!</i><p>A few years ago, when I started working at home, I had a second ADSL line installed so that I could still get …

How to mitigate 85% of threats with only four strategies

<b>The Australian Signals Directorate Top35 list of mitigation strategies shows us that at least 85% of intrusions could have been mitigated by</b> …

Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen

And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.<p>Robinhood, a zero-commission brokerage app for iPhone that launched in December to a 700,000-person waitlist, is now available to the general public.<p>Here's why Robinhood is unlike any existing stock market app.<p>For starters, it's …

Atlantic.Net Launches $0.99/Month SSD-Based Servers To Challenge DigitalOcean

The price of cloud hosting is quickly trending downward and the latest evidence for this comes from Atlantic.Net, a hosting service that’s been around since 1994. The company is launching a $0.99 per month VPS service today that comes with 256MB of RAM, 10GB of SSD storage, 1TB of outbound …

The SSD Endurance Experiment: Only two remain after 1.5PB

You won't believe how much data can be written to modern SSDs. No, seriously. Our ongoing SSD Endurance Experiment has demonstrated that some …

Kevin Mitnick, Once the World's Most Wanted Hacker, Is Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits

As a young man, Kevin Mitnick became the world's most notorious black hat hacker, breaking into the networks of companies like IBM, Nokia, Motorola, …

Shellshock DHCP RCE Proof of Concept

DHCP bash shellshock POC:<p>1) Just about any DHCP string value should work for the exploit.<p>Value 114 is URL, which is a string and should be reliable …

Cybersecurity

71 TiB DIY NAS based on ZFS on Linux

This is my new 71 TiB DIY NAS. This server is the successor to my six year old, twenty drive 18 TB NAS (17 TiB). With a storage capacity four times …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

Snowden seeks to develop anti-surveillance technologies | News Home | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Edward Snowden, a former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of major U.S. surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around the globe.<p>Accused …

A Centralized "Zero-Queue" Datacenter Network

Fastpass<p>A Centralized "Zero-Queue" Datacenter Network<p>Fastpass is a datacenter network framework that aims for high utilization with zero queueing. It …

MIT

Behind the Scenes with LinkedIn's Open Source Chief

On a recent visit to LinkedIn’s Mountain View headquarters, I sat down with three of the company’s engineers to talk through different aspects of its business. For the first article in this behind the scenes series, we’ll hear from VP of Engineering Alex Vauthey, who heads up monetization …

Announcing Project Zero

Posted by Chris Evans, Researcher Herder Security is a top priority for Google. We've invested a lot in making our products secure, incl...

Here’s What It Took To Bring Facebook Down For Thirty Minutes

<b>UPDATE:</b> It turns out the video in question is not actually of some fantastical Facebook attack after all. Fro Techcrunch:<p>We’ve looked into this further, however, and it turns out this attack bore no relation to Facebook’s outage on Thursday. For one thing, we’re told the time stamps don’t square up …

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Honeypots have not achieved wide adoption for cyber defense.<p>While honeypot software is fairly mature and can provide high quality threat intelligence …

Information Security

How we scaled OpenStack to launch 168,000 cloud instances

In the run up to the OpenStack summit in Atlanta, the Ubuntu Server team had it’s first opportunity to test OpenStack at real scale.AMD made …

Official CoreOS images are now available on Google Compute Engine

Our guest blog post today comes from Brandon Philips, CTO at CoreOS, a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide feature...

OpenStack Integration with OpenDaylight: State of the Union and Future Directions

Popular SIEM Starter Use Cases - Anton Chuvakin

Do you recall my post Detailed SIEM Use Case Example? I described one SIEM use case in depth, and mentioned that a lot of aspiring SIEM users are …