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Peiter "Mudge" Zatko Leaves DARPA For Google

June 25, 2014

Celebrated hacker Peiter "Mudge" Zatko has left DARPA and is going to Google.

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DARPA's Cyber Fast Track Program Ending April 1

June 25, 2014

At the end of this month, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will end its Cyber Fast Track program, which empowered security "rock stars" to tackle tough cybersecurity problems in innovative ways.

Speaking at CanSec West, an annual security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, the CFT program's director Peiter Zatko said "CFT is ending because it was an experiment. DARPA isn't an open organization. We were looking for a new way to work with people.”

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The Best Hacking Film You Haven't Seen (Yet)

June 24, 2014

When was the last time you saw a good documentary about the origins of computer hacking? Well, Code 2600, a new documentary film from a young filmmaker named Jeremy Zerechak comes really close to being both accurate and entertaining while at the same time scaring the pants off anyone who doesn't yet know that computer data is eternal and can be stolen by the wrong people if we're not careful. So it is fitting that the documentary, which is only available in limited release right now, will be shown next Friday at DefCon, the world's largest hacker conference and this year also celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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