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Bay Area Security Firm That Revealed Target Breach Details Changing Tactics For Cybercriminals

MILPITAS (KPIX 5) — Crooks have already used the HeartBleed bug to break into a major corporation’s network system.  While it’s unclear whether the bad guys stole anything, statistics show cybercrime is on the rise, the crooks are changing tactics, and the playing field has exploded. 465 more words


Brazilian Congress passes ‘Internet constitution’ ahead of global conference on web future

Ahead of a two-day Net Mundial international conference in Sao Paulo on the future of the Internet, Brazil’s Senate has unanimously adopted a bill which guarantees online privacy of Brazilian users and enshrines equal access to the global network.The bill known as the “Internet constitution” was first introduced in the wake of the NSA spying scandal and is now expected to be signed into law by President Dilma Rousseff – one of the primary targets of the US intelligence apparatus, as leaks by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden revealed.Rousseff plans to present the law on Wednesday at a global Internet conference.The bill promotes freedom of information, making service providers not liable for content published by their users, but instead forcing the companies to obey court orders to remove any offensive material. 9 more words


Teen linked to Heartbleed case 'not malicious,' says former hacker

A 19-year-old man accused of siphoning some 900 social insurance numbers from the Canada Revenue Agency was likely motivated by curiousity, not malice, says one of the country’s most notorious hackers. 359 more words


fail 2 package - fail2ban does not recognize debians auth.log timestamp format


I just set up fail2ban on a Debian 6.0.9 and had some trouble getting it to work.
After some google research I found out that debian logs with a different time stamp to the auth.log than expected by fail2ban. 220 more words


Populate and Validate a Django ModelForm using API Data with the Generic CreateView

I ran into a slightly tricky use case the other day wherein I needed to grab some data from an API, validate it against a Django ModelForm, and only show the form to the user if there are errors during the validation. 198 more words


The single biggest cause of government data breaches is "oops"

Verizon just released its authoritative annual report on data breaches (registration required) and information security. It’s a jaunty, colorful document, packed full of interesting charts and information, if you’re into that sort of thing. 472 more words

Anonymous – The Worlds Third Superpower……

‘Throughout the 20th century Russia and America were the two superpowers in the world with the threat of ‘Mutually Assured Destruction’ holding each other at bay. 1,098 more words