The line between criminal hacking and well-meaning security research is a thin, hazy one according to a panel discussion at Black Hat.
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The hackers behind last month’s iPhone ransomware campaign – in which many users were asked to pay $100 to unlock their devices – may be behind bars now.
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.
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.
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.
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[...]
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.
D-Link is in the process of developing a patch for a serious security vulnerability in some of its older routers that essentially functions as a backdoor.
The Google domain for Malaysia was hijacked on Thursday night, redirecting visitors to a page that said a group called Madleets from Pakistan had performed the attack.
Dennis Fisher talks with Marc Maiffret about his teenage years as a phone phreaker and BBS denizen, the early years of the vulnerability research scene, the Code Red worm and its aftermath and how the security scene has changed in the past 15 years.