Pick A Headline. Any Headline… And Some Friday Fun
Today I thought I would share with you my own personal reading list — some articles I read in the past couple of days (non-Steve Jobs related, that is) — in case you’re wondering…
- New Android spyware answers incoming calls
- Hackers break into sensitive Purdue University server
- Researcher eyes continued criminal focus on mobile
- Account takeover still common, but getting detected faster
- Chinese documentary depicts attack against U.S. target
- Black Hat: Insulin pumps can be hacked
- Black Hat: Car unlocked, started via “war texting”
- Criminals abusing Amazon cloud to spread SpyEye
- AntiSec hackers target another military contractor
- IT worker pleads guilty to crippling ex-employer’s network
- Keyloggers and malicious intent
- Recruiting and developing the 21st century cyber warrior
- Google search could have revealed Yale personal data
- McAfee fires back at Shady RAT criticism
- Ten years later, still the same malware?
I do keep up with general trends in the insecurity of the Internet and our computing technologies. (Which explains my recent “joke” to a friend, “if you knew what I knew about computers and the Internet, you wouldn’t use them”.)
Of these headlines, I am always interested in how the hackers are going to screw us now that we’re intent on putting computers and Wi Fi in our cars (really really, really epic dumb, IMHO), and I liked the Shady RAT article because it makes no bones about China’s cyber warfare, theft, and espionage activities.. states them as the “given” that they are, instead the politically correct tippy-toe-ing you usually see.
So, like the title says, pick a headline, any headline, and get an education. (As, I think for the average person, just seeing that list might be an education…)
Some Fun For Your Friday:
So, yes, it’s Friday. The weekend’s almost here! Let’s be safe out there people (and exercise some paranoid common sense when online).
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Today’s quotable quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
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