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Here come the encryption apps

Source: Matthew Green

It seems like these days I can’t eat breakfast without reading about some new encryption app that will (supposedly) revolutionize our communications — while making tyrannical regimes fall like cheap confetti.

Obama’s cyberwarfare strategy will backfire

Source: Jason Healey, US News

America’s generals and spymasters have decided they can secure a better future in cyberspace through, what else, covert warfare, preemptive attacks, and clandestine intelligence.

DDoS Prevention Guide

Source: The Evil Anon

A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer or network resource unavailable to its intended users.

Chinese cyberwar and the US ‘myth of scheming’

Source: Graham Webster, Al Jazeera

Last week, after the Washington Post reported that numerous Washington institutions in and outside government have experienced hacking attributed to China, the Post’s excellent political writer Ezra Klein had an unfortunate foray into commentary on Chinese elite politics.

Silvio Berlusconi convicted over Italy wiretap

Source: BBC News

Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail over an illegal wiretap.

Vupen CEO Chaouki Bekrar addresses zero day marketplace controversy at CanSecWest

Source :Security Week

Ryan Naraine talks to Vupen CEO Chaouki Bekrar about the controversies surrounding the sale of zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits, his company’s business dealings and the work that goes into winning the CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacker contest.

ISRO plans a new high-resolution earth satellite

Source: Spacenews

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning its next remote sensing satellite.

Who runs the Internet?

Source: CircleID

ICANN has released a “living” graphic aimed to provide a high-level view of how the internet is run attuned for those less familiar with the inner workings of the internet infrastructure ecosystem.

Hacking isn’t cyberwar, for now

Source: Chris Bronk, The New York Times

“There’s no cyberwar without a real war,” argues cryptographer Bruce Schneier. Yet some sort of cyberconflict with China is afoot.

Hackers attack European governments using ‘MiniDuke’ malware

Source: Josh Halliday, The Guardian

Cyber criminals have targeted government officials in more than 20 countries, including Ireland and Romania, in a complex online assault seen rarely since the turn of the millennium.