This week, US President Barack Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address. In the wake of an eventful end to 2014, President Obama urged Congress to "finally pass the legislation we need to better meet the evolving threat of cyber-attacks, combat identity theft, and protect our children's information".
Although the specific legislation was not explicitly stated, it's reasonable for this to spark conversation surrounding the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act H.R. 234 (CISPA). CISPA is a bill that empowers the government and private companies to exchange "cyber threat information" to protect national security. While the issues that warrant the involvement of Congress may very well be significant, the ambiguous language employed by CISPA H.R. 234 has some very serious implications; Threatening freedom on the internet as well as the freedoms afforded by the US Constitution, just to name a few. Even worse, due to the rampant surveillance CISPA...
The year is coming to a close and we are preparing to kick off the new year right. Within a months time we will officially be releasing Forensic Mission #2. Additionally, we have several other projects in development that we shall be announcing in January. Expect more missions, more CTF events, and more community driven courses.
Also, please join us in congratulating Parakkafaith for joining the HTS Team. Parakkafaith will be spearheading the bi-weekly Security News releases. Yes, we are bringing them back in full swing, bigger and better than before. Thanks to all those that applied! While we no longer have an official opening for staff, we are always looking out for dedicated talent and developers. If anyone is interested in joining the project, contact mShred or ...
We at HackThisSite would like to recognize a CTF event happening this coming weekend. ECTF'14 is a beginner level 'Capture The Flag' event organized by National Institute of Technology Karnataka for Engineer'14.
The contest starts on 18th October 9:00 AM IST, with a duration of 32 hours.
*USA - 17th October 11:30 PM EST / 10:30 PM CST / 8:30 PM PDT
*18th October 3:30 AM UTC
Donít have a team and donít want to try this solo?
Several HTS members have already started teams for this event. If you wish to participate with us join us in #ECTF14 on our IRC network at irc.hackthissite.org port 6667 (non-SSL) or port 7000 (SSL).
Also please join #ectf on Freenode for general discussion or any questions you h...
April Fools' Day is a day celebrated on April 1st when people play practical jokes and hoaxes. The jokes or hoaxes are pranks intended to make fun of someone or some event, often in an embarrassing way. People often laugh at these pranks, though not often the person being pranked finds them amusing.
This post is intended to deceive you and play a prank on you. You have been successfully fooled. Thank you for your participation.