Ars Technica on Anonymous vs HBGary

Ars Technica on Anonymous vs HBGary

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Ars Technica have recently published a series of fascinating (at least for those of us interested in web security) articles on the ongoing difficulties between HBGary, a security consultancy firm, and Anonymous, a collective of computer hackers.

The articles are well written and are worth reading in sequence:

How one man tracked down Anonymous—and paid a heavy price

(Virtually) face to face: how Aaron Barr revealed himself to Anonymous

Anonymous speaks: the inside story of the HBGary hack

The last one in particular is well worth your attention: it provides a detailed breakdown of some common attacks like SQL injection, brute force password cracks, and social engineering.

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John Collins

I have been writing about web technology and software development since 2001. I am the developer of the Alpha Framework for PHP, and the Five.Today personal productivity app. I love open source, technology, and economics.

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