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Categories: Web Security

In an ironic twist, Kevin Mitnick, a social engineering master who went to jail for impersonating others to get information to access computer networks without authorization, couldn’t access his own Facebook account for weeks because administrators at the social networking site didn’t believe he was who he said he was.

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Categories: Web Security

In this Network World interview at SOURCE Boston, well-known hardware hacker Joe ‘Kingpin’ Grand talks about lessons rom the “Prototype This” show, the changing face of security research and his upcoming vulnerability assessment work.  The video also includes an interview with Dan Kaminsky about his DNS vulnerability.

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Categories: Malware

In a statement on Monday, the BBC said that its decision to purchase and use a botnet to espose the malware epidemic had been “in the public interest”.
“It was not our intention to break the law,” the BBC told ZDNet UK on Monday. “There is a powerful public interest in demonstrating the ease with which such malware can be obtained and used; how it can be deployed on thousands of infected computers without the owners even knowing it is there; and its power to send spam e mail or attack other websites undetected.”

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Categories: Web Security

Few people in the world know more about the internal workings of botnets, DDoS attacks and defense than Jose Nazario, a senior security researcher at Arbor Networks. Don’t miss his thoughts on why DDoS attacks are more prevalent in some regions than others and how to react if you’re attacked. Interviewed by Chris Hoff.

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