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Third Circuit Reverses Hacker's Conviction, Ruling Venue Was Wrong

The Third Circuit has reversed the conviction of hacker Andrew Auernheimer on the grounds that the federal prosecutors brought the case in the wrong venue: “Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer was in Arkansas during the time of the hack, his alleged co-conspirator was in California, and the servers that they accessed were physically located in Dallas, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. 684 more words

Passwords vulnerable after security flaw found

By Anick Jesdanun

NEW YORK (AP) — Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic. 467 more words

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Colorado National Guardsman Now Facing More Charges

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado National Guardsman accused of stealing recruiting money now faces more charges.

Sgt. Luke Peelgrane now faces a dozen charges including theft, forgery and computer crime. 82 more words


Computer Crime

Every field of study and expertise develops a common body of knowledge that distinguishes professionals from amateurs. One element of that body of knowledge is a shared history of significant events that have shaped the development of the field. 3,207 more words

Computer Crime

Eric Filiol on withdrawing from CanSecWest Vancouver: Talk potential blueprint for terrorists

Earlier I wrote about French cyberwarfare specialist Eric Filiol’s decision to withdraw his presentation from CanSecWest Vancouver, the security conference now underway in Vancouver.  After I posted that story, I heard back from Eric, who emailed me a note explaining his decision to withdraw from the conference. 757 more words

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Are You Ready for the Inevitable Question on Software Security?

Independent software suppliers need to recognize the tide of change that is coming from their largest enterprise customers.

Data Security