It seems like Microsoft are starting to get serious about security, in a very progressive move they have said they are ok with ethical hackers finding security flaws in their online services. It’s been fairly ok so far to hack away at software installed on your own hardware, but hitting remotely hosted applications has been [...]
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This is sad news, it seems UK is considering following the lead of the Germans and their recently implemented hacking law 202(c) regarding the making of ‘hacking tools‘ illegal. It’s almost like making baseball bats illegal because you can hit someone with it, doesn’t matter its made for playing sport and that’s what most people [...]
There seems to be have been some slight relaxation on the DMCA regulations lately, which is a good thing for the majority of people! There have been many grey cases and sadly most have fallen on the side of the big corporations, finally something on our side! The U.S. Copyright Office specified new rules Wednesday [...]
This is a pretty interesting idea and for once it addresses a real requirement. A lot of stories have hit the press about people getting fired or ‘dooced’ because of stuff online or not even getting jobs because of something found on MySpace. So up pops a company that is willing to protect your reputation [...]
Ethical debates are always interesting, and people have gotten in trouble lately for reverse engineering and various other branches of research. This is a fairly old topic, but as I’m clearing out some old drafts, I still find it an interesting one. There’s been an ongoing debate in security circles concerning how security researchers should [...]