White hat hackers target the iPhone (Philip Elmer-DeWitt/Apple 2.0)

Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
White hat hackers target the iPhone  —  How secure is your smartphone?  We may find out next month.  —  Hackers and computer security experts gathering on March 18 in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the third annual Pwn2Own contest will be targeting five smartphones: an Apple (AAPL) …

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Why I employed a felon (Jason Calacanis/The Jason Calacanis Weblog)

Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why I employed a felon  —  Yesterday, I joined one of our Mahalo employees at Federal District Court as he was sentenced to 48 months in jail for crimes related to computer security.  —  Before my employee John Schiefer was sentenced, a violent career criminal was facing 60 months for beating up a prison guard.

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Official Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available (Adam Pash/Lifehacker)

Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Official Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available  —  Microsoft just released the official security update for Internet Explorer to address the serious browser exploit we told you about yesterday, so if you’ve got any computer running IE, you’d best get downloading.

Source: Official Security Update for Internet Explorer Now Available (Adam Pash/Lifehacker)

Clarification on the various workarounds from the recent IE advisory (Security Vulnerability Research & Defense)

Security Vulnerability Research & Defense:
Clarification on the various workarounds from the recent IE advisory  —  Today Microsoft revised the Workarounds section of Security Advisory 961051.  We wanted to share more detail about the vulnerability and explain the additional workarounds here to help you protect your computers.

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