Things I hearted last week

Spies rejoice! Gmail, Facebook Messenger, Breached once again

Dell compiles a list of current hacking prices. Interesting analysis of the price trends over the last 3 years with most prices going up.

The economist has an in-depth piece on how the AI industry is booming with Tech firms luring AI experts from universities with big salaries similar to those fetched by professional athletes.

Special Edition: The Cyber Wire podcast spoke with several participants at 2016’s women in cybersecurity conference. 30 minutes of background, experiences, mentorship etc.

Didier Stevens has penned a great post on handling malware samples.

The definitive guide to Linux System Calls… I’m permanently bookmarking this!

Ransomware: Past, Present and Future. No, this isn’t just another ransomware post. It’s really well-written. If you have a spare 15 minutes over coffee, I’d recommend checking it out.

Can one heart their own posts? I don’t know, but I’ll go with yes, and share a post I wrote on why open source and infosec are great bedfellows.

Looking for penetration testing resources? Here’s nearly every tool you could think of or need. Also includes links to books, courses and conferences.

Do universities deserve an “F” in teaching cybersecurity?

Perhaps my favourite article from this last week is the untold story of the teen hackers who transformed the early internet. Really connects on a personal and intimate level.

In the weekly laugh out / face palm story of the week, a man deletes his entire company with one piece of code. (Edit: Apparently it’s a fake thanks to Stuart for the tip)

Badlock: Time to retire celebrity vulnerabilities?

Gone in six characters: Short URLs harmful for Cloud Services.

Art project shows how facial recognition kills privacy. I can’t read the Russian site, but the photo’s there paint the whole picture.

The beginners guide to OSINT, chapter 1.

When a nation is hacked: Understanding the ginormous Philippines data breach. More good analysis by Troy Hunt.

In the UK and looking to break into the security industry? MWR Infosecurity is running a rookie programme.

A systematic analysis of the Juniper Dual EC Incident. If that sort of thing floats your boat.

Mr. Robot Season 2 trailer is out.

Finally, Cassetteboy has released an enjoyable video with a serious message around the snoopers charter.