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The Hacking of Yahoo

Last week, Yahoo! announced that it was hacked pretty massively in 2014. Over half a billion usernames and passwords were affected, making this the largest data breach of all time. 36 more words

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The Cost of Cyberattacks Is Less than You Might Think

Interesting research from Sasha Romanosky at RAND:

Abstract: In 2013, the US President signed an executive order designed to help secure the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyberattacks.

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Malware Tries to Detect Test Environment

A new malware tries to detect if it’s running in a virtual machine or sandboxed test environment by looking for signs of normal use and not executing if they’re not there. 99 more words

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Using Neural Networks to Identify Blurred Faces

Neural networks are good at identifying faces, even if they’re blurry:

In a paper released earlier this month, researchers at UT Austin and Cornell University demonstrate that faces and objects obscured by blurring, pixelation, and a recently-proposed privacy system called P3 can be successfully identified by a neural network trained on image datasets­ — in some cases at a more consistent rate than humans.

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Brian Krebs DDoS

Brian Krebs writes about the massive DDoS attack against his site. In fact, the site is down as I post this.

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Brian Krebs DDoS

Brian Krebs writes about the massive DDoS attack against his site. In fact, the site is down as I post this….

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Friday Squid Blogging: Space Kraken

A Lego model of a giant space kraken destroying a Destroyer from Star Wars. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered…. 6 more words

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