Dr. Endicott-Popovsky's Information Security work (Director, for the Center of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington) both as an Educator and Principal Researcher in the Applied Physics Laboratory at UW, speaks for volumes. If you are looking for security education (and who isn't...), take the time to examine the work of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington.
It doesn't take a Nostradamus to envision profound implications to modern civilization, of which, a number of those implications will be evidenced with the application of CNC techniques to food production and in several (about-to-be-changed-forever) economic sectors: Impacted sectors will be Food Production, Labor (Farm and otherwise), Chemical Manufacturing, Durable Goods and Transport. Contemplate, for a moment, this superb machine, planting and watering, in excruciating robotic certitude, food for this family.
The Center for Internet Security has published v.1.1.0 of the organization's' eponymous security benchmarks targeting Oracle Corporation's (NYSE: ORCL) MySQL Enterprise Edition 5.6 and MySQL Community Server 5.6 (both benchmark documents are at the same revision level - 1.1.0). Enjoy.
News - via the United States Marshals Service - of the scheduled Bitcoin auction of Ross Ulbricht's' ill-gotten booty (as a component of other asset forfeitures, in a to be conveyed to the highest bidder and comprised within a single block totalling 2,719.32669068 bitcoins}, passed my threshold of attention yesterday (Hat Tip)...
JR Raphael, writing at Computerworld, is now the judge and heir-apparent of what-is-what-shall-be-and-what-is-not-damaging (and least from a security perspective) to the now troubled Android Operating System (in reality all mobile OS's are in deep trouble as they are but a part of a larger, flawed ecosystem - vis. a vis. app store vectored attacks, et cetera). Regardless, it is now time for you be the judge.
Meanwhile, in OpenSource Software nonsense-hacks-perpetrated-by-children-with-heads-full-of-mush, comes word of a FOSSHub hack by a group monikered Cult of Peggle, according to Ionut Arghire, writing at InfosecIsland.
Apparently, both Audacity and ClassicShell (distributed via FossHub, and due to the attack) now exhibit the behavior of malware-laden install files... In this case, a ridiculous attack, targeting the highly-regarded sound editing and shell throwback products facilitating an MBR overwrite...
Our children deserve better.
I can no longer stand by as a passive witness to this situation. I was born into a 1201-free world, and our future generations deserve that same freedom of thought and expression. I am but one instrument in a large orchestra performing the symphony for freedom, but I hope my small part can remind us that once upon a time, there was a world free of such artificial barriers, and that creativity and expression go hand in hand with the ability to share without fear. - Bunnie Huang