Security Longreads — Issue

September 26, 2014

Issue #18

With a wealth of security reading available, the Security Longreads weekly e-mail is designed to highlight particularly interesting longer reads. Our “Security Reads” covers topics related to Information Security while our “Other Reads” are topics that have nothing to do with security but could be of interest to Information Security professionals.

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Security Reads

Troy Hunt: Everything you need to know about the Shellshock Bash bug

Remember Heartbleed? If you believe the hype today, Shellshock is in that league and with an equally awesome name albeit bereft of a cool logo (someone in the marketing department of these vulns needs to get on that). But in all seriousness, it does have the potential to be a biggie and as I did with Heartbleed, I wanted to put together something definitive both for me to get to grips with the situation and for others to dissect the hype from the true underlying risk.

Jimmy John’s Confirms Breach at 216 Stores — Krebs on Security

More than seven weeks after this publication broke the news of a possible credit card breach at nationwide sandwich chain Jimmy John’s, the company now confirms that a break-in at one of its payment vendors jeopardized customer credit and debit card information at 216 stores.

NOVA | Rise of the Hackers

Not a longread, but a long watch. Check out this episode of Nova on PBS:

A new global geek squad is harnessing cryptography to stay a step ahead of cybercriminals.

Reads by Jay

A Pebble User Tries the Moto 360 Watch | Jay S Schulman

I’ve been a Pebble Watch user for the past year.  I love it.  The idea behind the Pebble — and really most smart watches — is to bring your phone’s notifications to your wrist. The Problem I Was Trying to Solve I found my phone buzzing in my pocket all day.  Important work e-mail or […]

Other Reads

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet | FiveThirtyEight

In mid-August, couples and lonely hearts packed a Brooklyn basement to hear scientists make sense of something the crowd could not: love. It was the 11th meeting of the Empiricist League, a kind of…

How to Use Technology to Get Through Your Reading List

Not a terribly long read, but helpful if your reading list gets as long as mine.

The internet is full of brilliant articles you haven’t read. So is your read-it-later app of choice, whether it’s Pocket, Readability, Instapaper or any other. Here’s how to finally tackle that reading list, with a little help from technology.

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