Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, DuckDuckGo, PHP Insecurity, & More…

May 17, 2012
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Weekly Rewind – Top Industry News, DuckDuckGo, PHP Insecurity, & More…

If you missed anything or happened to be offline this past week, we hope you find this post useful as a quick reference. For those readers that may not have noticed, I actually tack on a bit of commentary to some the industry articles – so check out my italicized/bolded opinions and let me...
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Duck … Duck … VI

May 17, 2012
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Duck … Duck … VI

Following-up from our post the other day on DuckDuckGo, I found they have a lot of nice search features beyond just their privacy benefits. In particular, one of the nice things I really like are the custom keyboard shortcuts. This really shows that they have kept the techie in mind when designing the search...
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PHP Insecurity Notes

May 16, 2012
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PHP Insecurity Notes

As part of some investigations I’m doing, I pulled together some quick notes on PHP security to chat about at the local NovaHackers meeting this past week. Overall, there seem to be a lot of great security features built into modern versions of PHP. Unfortunately, you need admins good enough to harden the software...
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Can Asking for Your Facebook Password Save the Economy?

May 16, 2012
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Can Asking for Your Facebook Password Save the Economy?

If you haven’t heard already tons of state and federal laws are being written and/or have passed to address the recent string of stories about companies asking employees for their Facebook usernames and passwords as part of the interview process. And you thought just being asked to friend your boss was bad… Although some...
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Google, Privacy, & DuckDuckGo

May 15, 2012
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Google, Privacy, & DuckDuckGo

I came across an article tweeted by @theprez98 about two months ago on an up and coming search engine called DuckDuckGo and was intrigued because their focus on privacy. And with all the kerfuffle on Google and their privacy practices, it seemed like a good time to check them out. Launched in 2007 they advertise...
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 05-14-2012

May 14, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 05-14-2012

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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Introducing the Site Formally Known as NovaInfosecPortal.com

May 14, 2012
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Introducing the Site Formally Known as NovaInfosecPortal.com

For those that might not have noticed we changed our name from NovaInfosecPortal.com to NovaInfosec.com over the weekend. This whole transition started about two weeks ago when a few people at OWASP NoVA mentioned shortening it. Personally, I had to agree as it’s always been sort of a pain to spell it out to...
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