Tag: hacking

Friday Video: Hackers: the Internet’s immune system


The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a […]

Was Your Password Set Free in the Recent Adobe Hack?


The folks at LastPass have a simple way to search the database of hacked passwords

Friday Video: DEFCON: The Documentary


A film about the world’s largest hacking convention and its 20th year running. Filmed over the summer of 2012 and containing hundreds of hours of interviews, parties, presentations and spectacle. Over 280 hours of footage was recorded in support of the documentary, and five separate camera crews were in action. Directed by Jason Scott with camerawork […]

Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped


If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the ubiquity of McDonald’s, this stat may make your day: There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than outposts of the burger mega-chain (about 14,000). The same is true of Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally). “There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,” says Justin […]

My first month with a rooted nook color


Back on March 7th I received the nook color that I’d purchased from Barnes &

ICIW2008: Characterizing Malware Writers can Computer Attackers in Their Own Words


Dr. Thomas J. Holt, University of North Carolina, Charlotte digital crime markets problem is increasing also

ICIW2008: Establishing the Human Firewall: Improving Resistance to Social Engineering Attacks


Jamison Scheeres, Air Force Institute of Technology what is social engineering techniques to manipulate people also

The unintended consequences of large-scale storage


Jeff Atwood over at Coding Horror has posted about something called Rainbow Tables. Now, I

Lowest SAT score ever.


Dude takes the SAT and answers every question incorrectly, on purpose. What a way to