When you don't differentiate between good and bad hackers, you have a problem.
Staying on top of the latest in software/hardware security research, vulnerabilities, threats and computer attacks.
Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.
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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending April 24, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.
OPINION: In his RSA 2015 keynote on national cybersecurity threats, Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson told an audience of cybsersecurity experts something so wildly impossible, it almost went unnoticed.
Just because tech firms want to restore the balance of overly-intrusive surveillance doesn't mean they're automatically letting the terrorists win.
The FBI is warning police and law enforcement officials to be on guard, amid threats by hacktivists to leak their personal information.
The first day of RSA 2015's exhibitor show floor was packed with booths and oodles of creative, sometimes bizarre, gimmicks to attract attention. These stand out from the rest.
Because it's considered a matter of "national security," many won't talk about the controversial phone-tracking technology. Texas doesn't care about that and wants due process to come first.
The bug should've been squashed in the latest update of OS X 10.10.3, but researchers say it persists. Every Mac is at risk from this "backdoor" bug.
The UK phone and telecoms giant's new "ethical hacking" service aims to fix security vulnerabilities in cars long before they roll off the production line.
A new report alleges that the missing cache of bitcoins was long gone before Mt. Gox's demise in 2014.
Recently discovered vulnerabilities are being used by the Russian APT28 group to spy on government targets and steal politically sensitive data.
Raytheon is expected to announce plans to acquire Websense in order to bring government security solutions into the enterprise.
Twitter's general counsel said in a Washington Post editorial: "Open discussion doesn't mean much if some people are afraid to take part."