Browsing Tag: Hacking

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Traffic Networks Company Patches Sensor Vulnerabilities

Categories: Hacks, Vulnerabilities

A company in charge of manufacturing sensors used in traffic control systems has patched a series of previously disclosed bugs that could’ve opened the products up to exploits.

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How I Got Here: Joe Grand

How I Got Here: Joe Grand

Categories: Hacks, Podcasts

Dennis Fisher talks with Joe “Kingpin” Grand about his childhood taking apart early PCs and radios, his introduction to the BBS and early phreaking and hacking scene in Boston, his involvement with the L0pht, @stake and now his current life as an engineer running Grand Idea Studios.​

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U.S. Government Seeks Laxer Hacking Rules for Law Enforcement

The federal government is looking for a way to relax the laws to make it simpler for law enforcement agents to target and compromise the computers of suspects involved in criminal cases.

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Google Pwnium 4 to Offer $2.7M in Prizes at CanSecWest

Google plans to offer more than $2.7 million in potential rewards in the next iteration of its Pwnium hacking competition at this year’s CanSecWest conference in Vancouver.

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Father-Daughter Hacking Team Finds Valuable Facebook Bug

The Wysopal name has been on vulnerability advisories for better than 20 years now, and it doesn’t look like that is going to end anytime soon. But the name on those advisories in the future may be Renee rather than Chris Wysopal. Chris, one of the founding member of the L0pht hacking collective and now[...]

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How I Got Here: Katie Moussouris

Dennis Fisher talks with Katie Moussouris of Microsoft about her childhood exploits with Commodore 64 programming, ignoring her Barbies, growing up as a hacker, her days as a pen tester and the challenges of working on security at Microsoft.

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