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Kerry Hazelton

Kerry Hazelton

Kerry Hazelton has worked in the Information Technology sector for fifteen years, three of which he has focused specifically on Information Security. He is currently employed as a Senior Network Security Analyst, and also does freelance computer consulting on the side. His hobbies include gaming, volleyball, writing, music mixing, and cooking. He has been married for over ten years, and together he and his wife have one son. Follow him on Twitter: @therantinggeek

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By Kerry Hazelton On Sunday, July 14th, 2013
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Yahoo Fights FISA Court To Clear Its Name

The tech giant Yahoo fights the FISA Court to clear its name over allegations that it willingly cooperated with the NSA’s PRISM data-gathering  program, according to CNET and the San Jose Mercury News. Attorneys More...

Andrew Weev Aurenheimer
By Kerry Hazelton On Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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AT&T Hacker “Weev” Aurenheimer To Fight Conviction

“Weev,” one of the two men responsible for exposing thousands of email addresses after hacking into AT&T’s servers, is attempting to overturn his conviction, according to CNET and Sophos. Andrew More...

The U.S. Senate.
By Kerry Hazelton On Sunday, June 30th, 2013
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U.S. Senate To Modify FISA Amendments Act

A new piece of legislation recently introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in the Senate could have an impact on the National Security Agency’s (NSA) ability to continue spying on domestic citizens, as More...

Google and the NSA
By Kerry Hazelton On Friday, June 28th, 2013
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Google and the NSA: Google Fights Back

Google  and the NSA continue their legal battle after the former is challenging a gag order issued by the Department of Justice, as recently reported by CNET last week. The PRISM program was believed to allow More...

Admiral Michael Mullen, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
By Kerry Hazelton On Monday, June 17th, 2013
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Admiral Mike Mullen Discusses Cybersecurity, China and NSA Leaks

Admiral Mike Mullen (U.S. Navy, Ret.) recently discussed his views on cybersecurity, Chinese attacks on U.S. computer networks, and the NSA leaks at a conference in Maryland. Adm. Michael G. “Mike” Mullen, More...

Jerry Hammond
By Kerry Hazelton On Friday, June 7th, 2013
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Jeremy Hammond, Hacker Extraordinaire, Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

Hacker Jeremy Hammond, responsible for the 2011 breach of the intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting recently plead guilty to charges of computer fraud in federal court. Hammond, 28 of Chicago, was arrested last More...

missile defense systems
By Kerry Hazelton On Thursday, June 6th, 2013
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List of Compromised Defense Systems, Technologies Are Leaked, Published

Government officials admit that many designs for our military’s defense systems have been compromised. Recently, the Washington Post released a story regarding a report prepared for government officials and More...

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By Kerry Hazelton On Sunday, May 26th, 2013
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Ransomware: How Your Computer Is Held Hostage For Money

Have you ever seen a warning that your computer that it has been locked, and now you need to pay a fine to unlock it?  Don’t! NBC News’ columnist Bob Sullivan recently covered a story where computer users were More...

Google Hacking
By Kerry Hazelton On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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What You Need To Know About The 2009 Chinese Google Hacking

The Chinese were responsible for the 2009 Google hacking reports. Over three years later, U.S. officials are just now speaking out about it. But what exactly happened? What information was stolen? Furthermore, More...

email social engineering
By Kerry Hazelton On Monday, May 20th, 2013
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Is Your Email Phishing, Spamming or Spearing You?

Email phishing can ruin your life. If you don’t know how to identify phishing, spamming or spearing, you can open something that can destroy your entire computer. So how do you tell the difference between More...