Where You Want to Be This Week for 05-21-2012

May 21, 2012
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Where You Want to Be This Week for 05-21-2012

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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Grecs’ Weekend Best Bets for 2012-05-18

May 19, 2012
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Grecs’ Weekend Best Bets for 2012-05-18

Here it is again … another of our weekly “Best Bets” posts… As we’ve previously noted most local meetups seem to be crowded into weekday evenings with almost nothing on the weekend. The purpose of this post is to advertise some of the smaller events that are occurring over the weekend. Most of these...
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Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

May 19, 2012
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Top 3 NoVA Infosec Blog Posts of the Week

It’s that time of the week again: the time where we take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to. You can take a look at what local security bloggers have been up to but if you can’t get enough of the local security scene, check out our NovaInfosec Twits list...
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Kid Hacking – Learning to Program

May 18, 2012
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Kid Hacking – Learning to Program

The successes of several HacKid conferences and the first ever DefCon Kids last year got me thinking about starting to teach my kid a little bit more about computers than he probably learns in school. Programming seemed like the obvious choice to me as that is where I started years ago. Yeah, it was...
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Video of the Week – How DNS Works

May 18, 2012
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Video of the Week – How DNS Works

DNS has progressed a long way from just being a file on your computer that maps domain names to IP addresses. We came across this fairly simple 2:27 minute video that explains the basics of DNS well. ##### Know of good vids we should feature? Let us know in the comments below. Today’s post...
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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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