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Submission + - Brian Krebs gets "SWATted" (arstechnica.com)

RedLeg writes: ArsTechnica reports that Brian Krebs, of KrebsOnSecurity.com, formerly of the Washington Post, recently got SWATted. For those not familiar with the term, SWATting is the practice of spoofing a call to emergency responders (911 in the US) to induce an overwhelming and potentially devastating response from law enforcement and/or other first responders to the home or residence of the victim. Brian's first person account of the incident and what he believes to be related events are chronicled here.

Krebs has been prominent in the takedown of several cyber-criminal groups in the past, and has been subject to retaliation. I guess this time he poked the wrong bear.

Security

Submission + - Perhaps the Best "Captcha" of all time..... (makezine.com)

RedLeg writes: Originally found this while trolling the excellent Make blog. The prototyping techniques are interesting hacks in-and-of themselves, but it's the "captcha" at the bottom of this and the other blog entries over at Adafruit Industries that really captured my attention. If this doesn't awaken your inner hardware nerd, nothing will....

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