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Free Books for Learning to Code, The Fate of the Galaxy Note 7, and More in Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week

There has never been a better time to learn a programming language. O’Reilly Books now has a section on their website for free ebooks about programming. Samsung’s long battle with the notoriously temperamental Galaxy Note 7 has ended in discontinuation, after reports of replacement phones exploding. Yahoo has filed a patent for posters that will […]

Huge IOT Attack now Publicly Available, A Credit Card That Defends Against Fraud, and More in Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week

The Internet of Things-based botnet attack that silenced security researcher Brian Krebs’ blog for a short period was a chilling reminder of how insecure most IOT devices still are. The source code behind the attack has been released, and that means more hackers can perform similar attacks wherever they choose. The biggest vulnerability in your […]

Handing The Reigns of Censorship to Hackers, an Incredible Tech Partnership and More in Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week

Information security researcher and journalist Brian Krebs’ site was hit with a truly massive DDOS attack. The attack was mostly performed not with bot-netted computers, but with unsecured internet of things devices (like smart alarms, thermostats, refrigerators, and televisions). Unsecured equipment so widely distributed could mean that we’ve democratized the means to censor any site […]

Exploding Handsets, Internet Under Attack: Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week

Hard drive manufacturer Seagate is in the middle of a lawsuit filed by its own employees for leaking their tax information in a phishing attack. The future of the global economy may look grim from down here, but there could be a bright future for industry in space.  Samsung recently recalled the Galaxy Note 7 […]

The Handover of the Internet, The History of Ransomware, and how to Hack on $50 – Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 09/09/2016

A lot of opinion is mixed in with the facts on the US government’s handover of the internet to ICANN – but it’s clear that something has got to give. Fake a USB ethernet adapter with a $50 linux computer, and you can fool a computer into spitting out its own password. Ransomware continues to […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 09/02/2016

You might have heard about the Dropbox hack – security expert Troy Hunt says it’s worse than originally thought, a lot worse.  Modular smartphones were the big-ticket idea a few years ago, though many everyday consumers didn’t quite get it. Google has announced the suspension of their modular smartphone project, Project Ara. Artificial intelligence is […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week – 08/26/2016

Technology will never stop changing. If you want to get ahead, you need to adopt early and learn fast. What’s 200 times stronger than steel and smaller than 10 nanometers? The incredible graphene bubble! It’s still a little like the wild west, but even in the field of info security the unjust get what’s coming […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week – 08/12/2016

Facebook recently announced that they would be circumventing ad-blocking browser addons. The Adblock Plus team was quick to find a workaround, but they’ll have to be even quicker to keep up with Facebook’s next move. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability affecting up to 100 million Volkswagens, and it could render the vehicles’ remote locking systems […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week – 08/05/2016

Hacking continues to grow more sophisticated. A proof-of-concept at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas has demonstrated that malicious ads can steal user information from HTTPS pages. That bus concept that was tall enough to roll over two lanes of traffic? Well there’s a prototype out in China – and it is spacious. Apple […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week – 07/15/2016

Ransomware is designed to get you to pay for access to your files, but there’s a new ransomware variant that asks for ransom and just deletes your files. Cisco’s Talos has more details in their report.  “Null” is the computer science concept/term used to represent a value of 0. Null Island is a “place” at 0°N […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week – 07/01/2016

Newfound vulnerabilities in Norton and Symantec security software could allow hackers to infect machines simply by sending emails containing malicious code. A study conducted on 200 resold hard drives concluded that 78% of them contained personally identifiable information or other sensitive data, even when they were supposed to have been wiped totally clean. Tesla teased […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week – 06/24/2016

“Hospital innovation” is not a phrase you really expect to hear in tech. Hospitals are usually running on outdated technology, or they’re investing in new technology that makes the patient experience unpleasant. Today’s entrepreneurs have a chance to change the way medicine and technology interact, and they might just be able to make it better […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week, 06/17/2016

The FBI’s new facial recognition tool was built rather quietly, and reports state that it has access to way more photos than originally estimated. Features in cars are coming to depend ever more on connection to the internet, and yet we can’t secure them properly. What can be done to protect our smart vehicles? Earth […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week – 05/13/2016

Keep your software updated. A huge vulnerability has been discovered in 7-Zip, the popular compression software, that is affecting antivirus and other programs with devastating results. Do you know where your old phones go? Well PBS NewsHour  shipped off some GPS trackers for “recycling” and the results are surprising. Antibiotics often have some noticeable effects […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 04-15-2016

USB-C is the latest, greatest USB protocol, but it has flaws big enough to convince anyone to be wary of third-party cables (they can fry your equipment or steal your data, if engineered in a certain way) — that’s why the committee behind USB-C is putting a safety net in place to catch bad cables. […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 04/08/2016

  “Sustainability” has become a buzzword so hard-ridden that it barely registers in corporate announcements and ad campaigns anymore. This concrete made from pollution is a material that actually deserves the title. AI tends to talk funny. Computers have trouble expressing concepts with imagery and idioms the way people do. That’s why more wordsmiths are […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week, 4/1/2016

MIT has had a hand in the development of lots of innovative consumer products like Lego’s Mindstorms robotics sets and the Guitar Hero series of games. Now MIT is letting their developers release anything they make as open-source, without any hurdles to jump. Apple is opening its web browser Safari a little bit more to […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week – 03/18/2016

Tax season is when identity theft pays off for cybercriminals, and it can happen to anyone. Even Lifehacker’s Eric Ravenscraft has been affected by identity theft. Ransomware is scary. Ransomware thwarted by a newbie mistake? Hilarious. One software developer’s example code was used in a real species of ransomware, and he easily unraveled the malicious […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 03/11/2016

It turns out the first ransomware capable of infecting Macs is a retooled Linux trojan. Apple fixed the vulnerability, but how did it happen in the first place? Password strength indicators are part of pretty much every account creation page on the Internet now, but do you know how easy it is to crack your […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 02-26-2016

A hacker doesn’t need to be sophisticated to be effective. Brute force is often the best way to find the most permeable parts of a business network. Educating your employees on social engineering tactics, staying up to date on the latest security news, and learning security best practices for yourself are simple ways to make […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 02-11-2016

It’s time to wrap up another great week and get a little rest over another great weekend. Enjoy some of the week’s more interesting revelations, these are Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week. This week’s big news is what’s being called the scientific breakthrough of the century: researchers have detected the presence of gravitational waves.  […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 1/29/2016

  Keeping yourself updated on tech might seem difficult, but it’s all about knowing where to start. Here are a few tech stories to get you thinking in the right direction, these are Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week. A new year begs new predictions, CRN gives us their 10 security predictions for 2016. Cisco […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 01/15/2016

Knowledge is power, and there’s safety in knowing how to protect your IT assets. Learn best practices and rest a little easier when it comes to your business information. And stay updated on what’s happening in tech. These are Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week. Microsoft has ended support for old versions of internet explorer, […]

Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week 12/04/2015

As the weather (finally) gets cooler there’s plenty happening in the world of tech. Porsche’s lineup might be getting an eco-upgrade soon, Mozilla could be saying goodbye to a beloved app, and tolerance for tech crime is being tested. This is Liberty Technology’s Links of the Week. Porsche’s Mission E project has gotten the greenlight, […]