Category: Security

Google’s Buildings Hackable

We reported this issue to the Google Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRP). After much heckling from my former colleagues at Google, they quickly pulled this system offline. We also applaud Google for creating a program like the VRP and giving us

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Linode Manager Two-Step Authentication

We’re pleased to announce two-step verification as an optional extra layer of protection for your Linode account. Once enabled, logging in will require a six-digit security token in addition to your username and password. Happy to see Linode taking this

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ArsTechnica – High Orbits and Slowlorises: understanding the Anonymous attack tools

Fascinating look into both some of the tools Anonymous uses to launch it’s attacks and how it/they attempt to stay anonymous.

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Incubaid Research – Rediscovering the RSync Algorithm

The right way to synch two remote file systems.

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O’Reilly Radar – The President’s challenge

The idea that we’ll be able to go back in time and make it harder for people to get digital information/media/anything is just wrong.

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ArsTechnica – Wikipedia to join reddit in SOPA blackout Wednesday

I’ll also be posting a message to protest and inform people about PIPA and SOPA, though I imagine Wikipedia will have a much larger influence.

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wingolog – Javascript eval Considered Crazy

No matter how crazy and unsafe you consider eval this is just going to scare you a little more.

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Ars Technica – Google Earth, other mobile apps leave door open for scripting attacks

Oops, just because it doesn’t look like a browser doesn’t mean it doesn’t suffer the same security holes.

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DARPA Shredder Challenge

Neat challenge, it would be cool to work on this problem but image analysis is so far out of my area of expertise.

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NYTimes.com – Bank of America Explains Web Site Problems

Bank of America, we weren’t hacked instead we are just incompetent.

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