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DARK WEB SITES: ‘Dark’ Network of Illegal Websites Targeted by U.S. and European Police. An international task force executed a series of raids and arrests in 16 countries on Friday aimed at shutting down a secret network of websites. These so-called dark sites matched anonymous sellers and buyers in a thriving black market for illicit goods and services including drugs, stolen credit cards, weapons and killers for hire. Read more

ROUTER BUG: Serious bug in Belkin N750 router locally exploitable without authentication to gain full router control. The good news is that the bug has already been patched by Belkin. The bad news is that approximately nobody installs router firmware updates. Read more

BIG DATA: Cyber Security’s Silver Bullet? Intel Makes the Case. Despite promises of a quick fix, savvy technology leaders realize that bolting the latest, greatest security technology onto a creaky infrastructure with under-trained, over-worked staff won’t work. Read more

HACKING THE HACKERS: On the Hunt for Wall St. Hackers, but Not the Spotlight. Lawrence Baldwin is a dark hero of the Internet whom you have probably never heard of — and for good reason. Read more


HEALTHCARE OPEN ENROLLMENT: The healthcare open enrollment period starts soon (November 15th) at Healthcare.gov – and lasts until February 15, 2015. Read more

CYBER ATTACKS: Federal government struggles against cyberattacks. A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of cyberattacks and is unwittingly being undermined by federal employees and contractors. Read more


PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Taiga, a new open source project management tool with focus on usability. Read more

SOFTWARE DESIGN: Attacks on open source call for better software design. Another day, another major vulnerability for government systems, it seems. This time it affects Drupal, a popular, open source content management system that’s been used for an increasing number of agency websites, including the White House. Read more


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