Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords” via Ars Technica

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Nice wee article on password cracking

“In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of more than 16,000 cryptographically hashed passcodes. Within a few hours, he deciphered almost half of them. The moral of the story: if a reporter with zero training in the ancient art of password cracking can achieve such results, imagine what more seasoned attackers can do.”

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Sleeping faster

Nice wee article on password cracking

“In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of more than 16,000 cryptographically hashed passcodes. Within a few hours, he deciphered almost half of them. The moral of the story: if a reporter with zero training in the ancient art of password cracking can achieve such results, imagine what more seasoned attackers can do.”

Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331” | Ars Technica.

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Morning Brief: U.S. Weapons Systems Designs Hacked, Google Investigated, and More

Reblogged from Securing Our World:

The Washington Post reports that Chinese hackers have breached the designs for some of the United States’ “most sensitive advanced weapons systems,” according to documents prepared by the Defense Science Board for the Pentagon and other government officials and defense industry personnel. That confidential report revealed that the weapon designs that were compromised included “programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships.” Included in the list of hacked weapon systems designs is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is the costliest system ever built, as well as the “advanced Patriot missile system, known as PAC-3; an Army system for shooting down ballistic missiles, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD; and the Navy’s Aegis ballistic-missile defense system.” Several leading defense contractors are on the science board’s list as builders of the weapon systems compromised, but “None of the companies would comment about whether their systems have been breached,” according to the Post.

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Securing Our World

The Washington Post reports that Chinese hackers have breached the designs for some of the United States’ “most sensitive advanced weapons systems,” according to documents prepared by the Defense Science Board for the Pentagon and other government officials and defense industry personnel. That confidential report revealed that the weapon designs that were compromised included “programs critical to U.S. missile defenses and combat aircraft and ships.” Included in the list of hacked weapon systems designs is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is the costliest system ever built, as well as the “advanced Patriot missile system, known as PAC-3; an Army system for shooting down ballistic missiles, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD; and the Navy’s Aegis ballistic-missile defense system.” Several leading defense contractors are on the science board’s list as builders of the weapon systems compromised, but “None of the companies would comment about whether their systems have…

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Top 10 things organizations should understand with a confirmed breach

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by Luke SackandyImmersion

Recently, Immersion’s Larissa Crum participated in a panel discussion produced by HB Litigation Conferences LLC – NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum, titled “Data Breach Preparedness: The Right Way to Survive 30 Days of Hell.”  A more in-depth recap of the conversations can be found here but the following is a brief list Larissa provided of top 10 things organizations should know when a confirmed breach occurs.

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