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FBI hot (or not) on the trail of Sony hackers

I strongly suspect that the FBI will never find out who hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment. Web FBI hackers Sony Pictures Home Depot Target

New Jersey Finally Cancels $118 Million Social Welfare Computer System

State’s auditor questions why incompetent mismanaged project wasn’t canned long ago

Kong to Return in 2017

The big monkey is back Film King Kong Peter Jackson Skull Island Kong: Skull Island

Cortana goes 9 for 16 in week 15

My weekly bit of NFL ramblings with the somewhat tenuous technology connection being that AI-based Cortana has been picking games all season long. Mobile cortana Microsoft ai NFL predictions

How the Internet-Addicted World Can Survive on Poisoned Fruit

The world faces tough tradeoffs in reaping the benefits versus risks of the Internet

OWASP Bay Area - Now with a meetup group

Are you in the Bay Area and interested in application security? The local OWASP chapter now has a meetup group. Just join the group and you'll be notified of all the great upcoming events. The events rotate throughout the Bay Area so...Show More Summary

That's a Wrap on Ant-Man

Will one of Marvel's riskiest movies make it? Comics Ant-Man Marvel Edgar Wright

Who Believes George Lucas Hasn't Seen the Star Wars Trailer

Perhaps the only person on earth who hasn't? Film Star Wars Star Wars Episode VII Star Wars The Force Awakens George Lucas

Amazon Plays Santa after IT Glitch, Singapore Airlines’ Plays Scrooge

Student gets to keep unexpected packages, Singapore Airlines wants its airfare money

"Measure Twice. Bite Once" - Suits and Spooks DC 2015 Supports The Warrior Dog Foundation

You have 5 days left before the Early Bird rate for Suits and Spooks DC/Pentagon City ends on December 10th. For the first time, we'll be holding this event at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City and we're going to honor the work of the Warrior...Show More Summary

Bond #24 is Officially Titled Spectre

Next Bond movie coming October 6, 2015  Film james bond 007 spectre Aston Martin

Star Wars is Blowin' Up YouTube and Facebook

And Jurassic World is gaining big numbers too Film Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens Jurassic World Fifty Shades of Grey

Close Encounters with Symbolic Execution (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part blog post that shows how to use KLEE with mcsema to symbolically execute Linux binaries (see the first post!). This part will cover how to build KLEE, mcsema, and provide a detailed example of using them to symbolically execute an existing binary. The binary we’ll be symbolically executing […]

PlayStation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Two decades of gaming magic Games playstation sony PlayStation 2

The One Statement That Changes Everything For A Corporation That's Been Breached

Imagine that you're a publicly-owned company that has just been hacked in a BIG way. You're now in damage control mode. You've made a preliminary announcement. You've hired a high profile and very expensive Incident Response company....Show More Summary

Cortana pulls 10 of 16 correct picks out of the ether

In a world of meaningless statistics and time-wasting endeavors football has to rank up there as one of the most over-analyzed sports around (at least in the U.S.) Mobile cortana NFL picks nfl Microsoft

Retired NYPD Officer Mark King Awarded Inaugural BrickHouse Security $10,000 Education Scholarship

After a months-long search, BrickHouse Security has awarded its first $10,000 scholarship to Mark King, a retired NYPD officer injured in the line of duty and currently looking to further his education. The scholarship, which was announced...Show More Summary

Posting other places

I’ve been blogging for some other sources lately.  It’s interesting to be creating articles for someone other than myself, because I put more thought into it and spend more time trying to organize my thoughts and outline the article before I put virtual pen to paper.  I’m writing for IBM’s Security Intelligence blog (they’re an […]

Wake up to a POODLE puddle

TL:DR – Disable SSL immediately. As of this morning SSL appears to be dead or at least dying.  The POODLE vulnerability in SSL was released last night, basically revealing a vulnerability in the way that SSL v3 uses ciphers and allows an attacker to make a plain-text attack against the encrypted traffic.  This makes the third […]

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