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Who Cares if the BBC Hacks 22,000 Machines?
In a recent publicity stunt the BBC program Click used a botnet in coordination with the security firm Prevx to send out spam and perform a DDoS (distributed denial of service) attack. Continue reading
Why Top 25 Lists Still Matter
The MITRE and SANS institute in an international collaboration effort have recently come up with an excellent list of security errors: CWE/SANS TOP 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors. They are broken up into three main categories: “Insecure Interaction Between Components”, “Risky Resource Management” and “Porous Defenses”. Continue reading
Security vs Privacy
Bruce Schneier on Security vs Privacy again. “The debate isn’t security versus privacy. It’s liberty versus control.” – Schneier, in response to quotes from our principal deputy director of national intelligence Donald Kerr: “Privacy no longer can mean anonymity […] Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people’s private communications and financial information.”