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The Parallax

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

It was not the usual Congressional scene in room 2237 of the Rayburn House Office Building on Tuesday afternoon. More people in the audience than usual had hair dyed pink or green, and opted for T-shirts instead of button-down attire. And the name tags on the table in front of the room sported an unusual set of monikers: Kingpin, Mudge, Weld Pond, and Space Rogue. The occasion was a reunion of four members of the hacking collective L0pht Heavy Industries, almost 20 years after they warned of rampant insecurity online in the Senate’s first cybersecurity hearing. [ continue ]

Washington Post

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Twenty years ago this week, a collective of young hackers came to Washington with a warning for Congress: Software and computer networks everywhere were woefully insecure. During that now-infamous hearing in May 1998, one told senators that “any of the seven individuals seated before you” could take down the Internet in just half an hour. In a return trip to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, the same hackers offered a similarly bleak assessment: Digital security is hardly any better. [ continue ]


Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

When seven young men from Boston wearing borrowed or newly purchased suits walked into a Senate hearing room in May 1998 to talk about the emerging threats to the world’s computer networks, the Internet as we think of it today was just stumbling out of the cave on shaky legs, blinking at the bright lights. Few people–and almost none in Washington–understood the fragility and vulnerability of this network. But when those men walked out of the hearing a couple of hours later, it was painfully clear to everyone in the room that Internet and computer security needed to be a … [ continue ]


Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Congress today hosts an event commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the first ever cybersecurity hearing, where the witnesses from that day — members of the hacking collective L0pht — will reunite to discuss what has changed, and what hasn’t. There’s been incremental progress, but “it doesn’t seem like it can keep up with the scale of the attacks,” Grand, founder of Grand Idea Studio, told us. [ continue ]

CBS 58 Milwaukee

Thursday, Apr 26th, 2018

New technology makes life more convenient, but it could be putting you at risk of being hacked in more ways than you think. [ continue ]


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