Keyword Monitoring’s Lost Cause

May 30, 2012
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Keyword Monitoring’s Lost Cause

I’m sure you’ve read about the the recent publishing of 374 keywords that our government recommends monitoring for on social networking sites. For a quick list of the cyber security related words, click the image to the right. After three months of legal wrangling, EPIC was finally able to obtain this listing as part...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 05-28-2012

May 30, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 05-28-2012

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...
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Meetup Reminder

May 30, 2012
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Meetup Reminder

Since the where you want to be this week post is coming out later today, we thought it would be best to remind our readers of what’s happening in our area tonight so that they don’t miss out. Also if you would like your event listed in our Calendar and in this post, contact us or mention...
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Stuxnet, Duqu, & Now Flame

May 28, 2012
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Stuxnet, Duqu, & Now Flame

Unless you’ve been off the interwebs this weekend, the big news is Kaspersky’s recent discovery of potentially the next Stuxnet and Duqu. Named Flame … it’s being called an “industrial vacuum cleaner” based on its data collection activities. Kaspersky discovered Flame as part of its Skywiper analysis associated with compromised computers belonging to the...
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Facebook/Twitter Cause Workforce Shortage at NNSA

May 28, 2012
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Facebook/Twitter Cause Workforce Shortage at NNSA

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) faces a major fallout in recruiting, developing, and retaining a federal and contractor workforce. Although the NNSA is known for recruiting young professionals and paying competitively, a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that the NNSA might soon face a shortage of skilled workers. The...
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More Google Adwords Bans

May 28, 2012
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More Google Adwords Bans

In light of my recent complaint of not being able to post a Google Adwords ad with the term “infosec,” I thought this article, titled “Google sees ad bans top 134 million,” seemed relevant. I’m all for banning ads leading to malware but the term “misleading” is … well … misleading … in an...
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Kid Hacking – Learning the Computer

May 25, 2012
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Kid Hacking – Learning the Computer

As a follow-up to our recent post on teaching your kids some intro programming, I thought I’d also put out some notes on introducing the kiddos to computers in general. A while back I put out a call on the NoVAHackers distro list for Linux OSs that kids could learn on. They two most...
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