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seL4 microkernel released as open source
General Dynamics C4 Systems and NICTA are pleased to announce the open sourcing of seL4, the world's first operating-system kernel with an end-to-end proof of implementation correctness and security enforcement. It is still the world's most highly-assured OS. And here's the (...)
[OSNews]

MH17: Black box data reveals why jet crashed
Black boxes recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine show shrapnel from a rocket explosion caused the passenger jet to crash, a Ukrainian security official said.International investigators (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - world]

Winston Aldworth: Brownlee's lax attitude to security is no good
It must be great to be Gerry Brownlee: assuming for yourself - and receiving - special treatment to get around pesky airport security queues.The chutzpah shown by Brownlee as he dodged the security check at Christchurch Airport...
[nzherald.co.nz - travel]

Trend Micro caught lying about Android security
Antivirus peddler Trend Micro recently issued a "report", in which it states that "Google Play [is] populated with fake apps, with more than half carrying malware". Sounds scary, right? Well, reality is a little different, as TechRepulic and Android Police found out. It turns out that Trend (...)
[OSNews]

S Sudan food crisis 'world's worst'
South Sudan's food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council warns, urging donor nations for urgent action.
[BBC News Africa]

New ransomware employs Tor to stay hidden from security
Known as 'Onion', a new malware strain uses the darknet to encrypt user data and then demands payment for decryption Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

Is your data safe? Why you should care more about spam
Researchers are working to protect consumer data by using companies spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net project.
[Science daily]

NextGen Finance: Live/Online Banking, ATM, mPayments, and Security IP Auction Will Be Hosted by ICAP Patent Brokerage
ICAP Patent Brokerage announces a series of intellectual property auctions focused on the financial and banking industries, the first of which is to be held October 23rd, 2014. This will be a live, online auction, the weeks preceding which will feature due diligence sessions where buyers can (...)
[WebWire Electronic Internet commerce]

Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war
A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.
[BBC News]

Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war
A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms.
[BBC]

Open Wireless Router project aims for better router security, network performance
Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to address the poor security track record of home routers with a new firmware project that will encourage users to share their Internet connection publicly by setting up guest Wi-Fi (...)
[ComputerWorld]

Backdoors and surveillance mechanisms in iOS devices
Jonathan Zdziarski's paper about backdoors, attack points and surveillance mechanisms built into iOS is quite, quite interesting. recent revelations exposed the use (or abuse) of operating system features in the surveillance of targeted individuals by the National Security Agency (NSA), of whom (...)
[OSNews]

Home router security to be tested in Defcon contest
Researchers are gearing up to hack an array of different home routers during a contest next month at the Defcon 22 security conference.
[ComputerWorld]

Home router security to be tested in Defcon contest
Researchers are gearing up to hack an array of different home routers during a contest next month at the Defcon 22 security conference.
[ComputerWorld]

Computacenter launches report on strengthening IT and data security of a business
Computacenter has recently published a report on strengthening the IT and data security of a business. The report, titled 'Close the Security Gap with a Unified Approach', runs through how organisations can better their business security via 10 attainable steps. -   - The 2013 (...)
[WebWire Internet technology]

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