The Canadian government doesn’t want hackers’ help

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The U.S. Department of Defence has turned to well-intentioned hackers and independent security researchers to help the government agency find software bugs and vulnerabilities in its computer systems. But in Canada, the government appears to still have no formal The post…

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6 Things Washington Doesn’t Get About Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans For a forthcoming book (shameless plug: preorder now!), I spent the last several years interviewing over 100 security researchers, usually self-described as “hackers,” attending security conferences, and watching how these professionals uncovered vulnerabilities and shortcomings in software, computer systems, and everyday…

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Three-strikes anti-piracy law ‘doesn’t deter piracy’

A study involving thousands of French internet users has found that the country’s “three strikes” anti-piracy policies don’t actually curb piracy. Researchers from the universities of Delaware and Rennes looking into the impact of France’s Hadopi law — which threatened to cut off internet access for users found to have infringed copyright…

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