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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The new art of war: How trolls, hackers and spies are rewriting the rules of conflict -... - 0 views

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    "By Steve Ranger Cyberwar isn't going to be about hacking power stations. It's going to be far more subtle, and more dangerous."
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    "By Steve Ranger Cyberwar isn't going to be about hacking power stations. It's going to be far more subtle, and more dangerous."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

A public marketplace for hackers-what could possibly go wrong? | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "Last November, Charles Tendell quietly launched a website called Hacker's List. Its name was literal. In this online marketplace, white-hat security experts could sell their services in bite-size engagements to people with cyber-problems beyond their grasp."
Paul Merrell

What the Hack! 56 Suspected Hackers arrested in the UK | nsnbc international - 0 views

  • The UK National Crime Agency arrested 56 suspected hackers, including one 23-year-old male who allegedly attempted to hack his way into the U.S.’ Department of Defense in 2014. Not attempting to minimize the potential risks of hacking but how much does cyber-crime actually cost, what are the risks and what about those who hack the data of billions of internet users per day to, allegedly, “keep all of us safe?”
  • Besides the 23-year-old who allegedly attempted to hack his way into the a U.S. Department of Defense site, the other detainees allegedly were members of the hacking collectives Lizard Squad and D33DS which are being accused of fraud, money laundering and Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service (DOS & DDOS) attacks.  D33DS stands accused of having stolen data of some 450,000 Yahoo users. The arrests followed the recent announcement about the so-called FREAK security vulnerability that was leaving thousands of SSL sites unprotected. The arrest of the 56 hackers in the UK was reported as the National Crime Agency’s way of “sending a clear message” to the hacker community.
  • The U.S. DoD’s cyber-security functioned, obviously. A recent article by Benjamin Dean entitled “Hard Evidence: How much is cybercrime really costing us” suggests that the money spent on cyber-security per year is disproportional to the harm that is being caused by cyber-crime. Dean, who is a Fellow for Internet Governance and Cyber-security at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University would conclude that: There are numerous competing budgetary priorities at any one time and limited funds to spend on meeting all these needs. How much money does it make sense to invest in bolstering cybersecurity, relative to the losses? …In the hysteria created in the wake of the hacks of 2014, we risk making the wrong choice simply because we don’t know what the current sums of money are being spent on.
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  • Meanwhile, NSA whitleblower Edward Snowden (think about him what you want), would reveal that the NSA and the GCHQ hacked themselves into the possession of the encryption codes of the world’s largest SIM card manufacturer Gemalto. Snowden’s revelations about the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program wouldn’t come as a surprise to those who have known about the United States’ and allies mutual spying network Echelon for decades.
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Study finds firmware plagued by poor encryption and backdoors | ITworld - 0 views

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    "Firmware within the 'Internet of Things' could pose opportunities for hackers, researchers find" ["Hackers" are not the real danger...]
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    "Firmware within the 'Internet of Things' could pose opportunities for hackers, researchers find" ["Hackers" are not the true danger...]
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    "Firmware within the 'Internet of Things' could pose opportunities for hackers, researchers find" ["Hackers" are not the true danger...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Calling All Hackers: Help Us Build an Open Wireless Router | Electronic Frontier Founda... - 0 views

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    "EFF is releasing an experimental hacker alpha release of wireless router software specifically designed to support secure, shareable Open Wireless networks."
Paul Merrell

30c3 keynote with Glenn Greenwald [30c3] - YouTube - 1 views

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    Glenn Greenwald delivers a powerful argument for the hackers of the world to rescue the Internet from NSA and like-minded spy agencies. Plus, "A lot more stories, a lot more documents to come."
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