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Xbox Entertainment Studios Might Not Be Dead Just Yet
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Hey, remember all of those rumors that Microsoft was thinking about selling the Xbox division to someone? Well it seems that there might have been a tiny bit of truth to the basic rumor, it is just that the actual…
Microsoft’s DirectX 12 will not solve the gaming world’s problems
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If you have been on the internet at all the last few days you have probably seen all of the articles about how great DirectX 12 is and why it will be a game changer. To be fair the next…
BioWare outs new RPG game, Says it take you back to the pen and paper RPG days
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During Games CON BioWare has finally launched the game that it has been teasing over the last few weeks. Called Shadow Reals and set in an alternate reality Earth the game pits humans that are just awakening to their powers…
SOHOplessly Broken Competition Reveals 15 0-Day Flaws Cracks Four Routers Wide Open
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Before DEF CON 22 started we published an article that the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) was going to host a very interesting competition called SOHOplessly broken. This competition was to features a large array of common SOHO (small office home…
The unlikely story of the War Kitteh and a Service Dog that is not a Service Dog At all
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DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 – On the last day of DEF CON 22, in oddly empty halls and with very subdued (hung over) conversations going on, I walked into what was probably the most entertaining security talks…
All Your Hotel Room Systems are Belong to Us
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10 August 2014
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All Your Hotel Room Systems are Belong to Us

DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 – If you have ever stayed in a top end hotel you might find an iPad or similar tablet that allows you to control various functions of the room. This is becoming a…
Can Aircraft Really Be Hacked Through the WiFi or Entertainment System?
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DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 - Over the past year or so there have been several discoveries in the aviation industry that have had security researchers and regular people very concerned. We have covered a couple of these…
The Internet of Fails, How IoT is broken and how to fix it
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DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 - The idea that individual devices can monitor and control many aspects of our lives is an exciting one. Right now you can pick up inexpensive products that can allow you to keep…
Changing the conversation about Privacy, Surveillance, and Pushing SSL
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DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV 2014 - Yesterday at DEF CON we had the chance to listen to Christopher…
Hacking the UEFI BIOS Through the Windows 8 API
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08 August 2014
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Hacking the UEFI BIOS Through the Windows 8 API

DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV - The thought of getting a root kit or back door on a critical system is always a bad one. These pieces of malicious code allow an attacker to continue to exploit your network…
How do we save the internet?
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08 August 2014
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How do we save the internet?

DEF CON 22, Las Vegas, NV Aug 2014 – One of the most concerning things about the future of the internet and technology in general is the fact that the “bad guys” have the advantage. We have known about this…
20 X NAND-Flash Endurance! NVMdurance debuts at FMS
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08 August 2014
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20 X NAND-Flash Endurance! NVMdurance debuts at FMS

The Flash Memory Summit wound down on Thursday after a four day run at the Santa Clara Convention Center in San Jose. The show floor was fairly crowded with over 5,000 attendees and a sold out exhibition space.
Incapsula Builds a Better Web Application Firewall and then Feeds it Some Steroids
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Black Hat 2014, Las Vegas, NV - If you have ever had to build a network or add in a new service then you know the joys that can bring to your life. Not only do you have to plan…
Ionic Security wants to turn the way we think about protecting our data on its head...
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Black Hat 2014 Las Vegas, NV - The thought of a network breach or targeted attack is what keeps most systems admins up at night and constantly irritated to boot. The need to man the walls and make sure the…
Trustwave Interview, the simplest things are often the best protection
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Black Hat 2014 Las Vegas, NV – Today we had the chance to talk with Karl Sigler, Threat Intelligence Manager at Trustwave who walked us through the latest version of Backoff. For those of you that do not know Backoff…
New Synolocker Ransomware Targets unpatched Synology NAS devices running older versions of DSM
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One of the biggest issues in security is not the number of bad guys out there or the number of zero day exploits that exist in the wild. Sadly it is that far too many companies and people do not…