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Free Intro to Linux Course

March 13, 2014
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Free Intro to Linux Course

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are all the rage these days and here is a chance to pick up a free Linux course. Normally priced at $2,400, the Linux Foundation is offering their “Introduction to Linux” course this summer at no cost. You can choose to just listen in and audit the course or fully...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 3-10-2014

March 10, 2014
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 3-10-2014

Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, let us know through our Submit Event form...
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Weekly Rewind – NTPasswd, XKCD, Rock-Paper-Scissors & More…

March 7, 2014
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Weekly Rewind – NTPasswd, XKCD, Rock-Paper-Scissors & More…

Welcome to another edition of our Weekly Rewind – where we summarize all our posts from the last week. The top stories this week were 3) “Rock-Paper-Scissors for Security Pros”, 2) “Update…Err Not”, and 1) “NTPasswd Updated after 3 Year Hiatus”. If you missed anything or happened to be offline, we hope you find...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 3-3-2014

March 3, 2014
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 3-3-2014

Where do you want to be this week? Now you’ll always know with our “Where You Want to Be This Week” feature, which will tell you about infosec meetups happening in your local area as of Sunday night. If you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, let us know through our Submit Event form...
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Rock-Paper-Scissors for Security Pros

March 3, 2014
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Thanks to @lennyzeltser  for tweeting this security-focused rock-paper-scissors game out. Just placing this here as a reference for the next time I am at a security meetup and an controversy breaks out.  ##### Today’s post pic is from Twitter.com/LennyZeltser
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Update … Errrr Not

March 3, 2014
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Update … Errrr Not

I love XKCD but every once in a while he hits some of the issues we face in security dead on. As usual be sure to check out Explained XKCD for details and comments. ##### Today’s post pic is from Explainxkcd.com
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TeamViewer Recommended after LogMeIn Pulls Free Option

March 3, 2014
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TeamViewer Recommended after LogMeIn Pulls Free Option

We have mentioned LogMeIn before as our pick for one of the best remote support applications for helping family and friends dealing with computer problems. The big pluses were ease-of-use and free for home use. Unfortunately, LogMeIn has decided to pull the plug on their free option. If you are still interested in using the...
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NTPasswd Updated after 3 Year Hiatus

March 3, 2014
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NTPasswd Updated after 3 Year Hiatus

One of the topics we have a habit of covering here are older popular security tools that have been recently updated to better address today’s environment. The next tool in this series is the Offline NT Password & Registry Editor (a.k.a., ntpasswd or chntpw) with their first update in over three years. Released last...
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Weekly Rewind – Malware Analysis, APT’s, ASD & More…

February 28, 2014
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Weekly Rewind – Malware Analysis, APT’s, ASD & More…

Welcome to another edition of our Weekly Rewind – where we summarize all our posts from the last week. The top stories this week were 3) “ASD Back with 2014 Top 35 Mitigations”, 2) “Combating APT’s”, and 1) “More Malware Analysis Tools”. If you missed anything or happened to be offline, we hope you...
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Combating APTs

February 27, 2014
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Combating APTs

Yes, this article is fully buzzword compliant but it makes some great points for security professionals to think about and organizations to grow towards. About the only thing it is missing is “cloud.” Anyway, the six key take-aways (along with my non-buzzword compliant interpretations) include the following: Use big data for analysis/detection (i.e., use...
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