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@Biz Explains Twitter’s Security Woes

Earlier today some confidential documents from Twitter began floating around the blogosphere. It appears the documents were obtained via a hacked employee Google account from several months ago.

Do you think this hack on Twitter will have any lasting impact? Tell us what you think.

Mayoral Candidate Has Facebook Account Hacked

Justin Michael is like many online users.

T-Mobile Hacked, Data For Sale?
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A hacker group has claimed to have hacked T-Mobile this past weekend and is apparently looking to cash in.  Oh this world we live in, right? (Editor’s Note: Be sure to read the update from T-Mobile at the end of the article)

11 Year Old Hacks The Iphone

 Business has a phrase called “Barriers to Entry” meaning that depending on skill and money, some companies are easier to start than others. It is easy to start a bookstore on Amazon, it is very hard to start up a company to take on Cisco.

CNBC Dismisses Complaints Over Online Poll
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Ron Paul fared a little too well in a post-Republican debate poll run by CNBC, prompting the news site’s managing editor to believe astroturfing had taken place, forcing them to take down the poll.

Yahoo Hosts Open Hack Day In Bangalore

Yahoo’s intent on expanding its market share in India, and the company is also interested in finding useful new odds and ends.  In an effort to do both at once, Yahoo hosted Open Hack Day in Bangalore this past weekend.

E Voting Machine Distrust

The big three voting machine folks need to start spinning some PR here, ever since 2000, with the election of George Bush by a decision of the Supreme Court; electronic voting machines have come under increasing scrutiny.

iPh-owned: Apple Device Vulnerable To Attack

Code injection from a malicious website would make it possible to subvert the Apple iPhone into giving up data or even acting as a bugging device.

Google Without Ads

Picked up that little hack from TheGrokDotCom, to show Google SERP’s with no ads.

Yahoo’s Mail API & Unlimited Storage

I’ll have more to say about some of the larger issues around this in a few days, but now that the embargo has been lifted (damn you, Om Malik), I wanted to point at the pair of announcements from Yahoo! Mail today and yesterday.

Upgrade to Latest WordPress

Is my advice if you’d like to keep from getting hacked.

Vista Ultimate Extras

One of the major unanswered questions about Windows Vista is what exactly Vista’s Ultimate Extras will be.

The Feds Discover Social Networking

Relax, the Bush Administration isn’t trying to invade MySpace; instead, another group has erected a private playground called YoungFeds for the Administration’s less-than-geriatric staffers to enjoy.

Yahoo Wraps Up Hack Day

Hackers spent 24 hours on September 29-30 with various Yahoo engineers and other coders for fellowship and rapid application development using Yahoo’s myriad APIs and technology to build demos for fun.

Im jealous of Open Hack Dayers

Beck showed up at the Yahoo Open Hack Day. Wow. Michael Arrington, who helped arrange the event, begged me to come and said I’d really be blowing it if I didn’t go.

Yahoo! Open Hack Day

Yahoo! Open Hack Day Starts Tomorrow. Well, “tomorrow” means “today” by the time most of you read this.

Yahoo’s Browser Based Authentication Launched

Last night I mentioned that we’d have a few more announcements on the Yahoo! Developer Network today.

Get Ready To Party With Yahoo

The company’s first semi-public Hack Day for developers starts on September 29th, and the Delicious bookmarking service plans to throw a birthday part for itself on October 3rd.

AOL Banks On Video APIs

Nine months after AOL acquired his video search company, Truveo, Dr. Tim Tuttle debuted his next astonishing accomplishment in online video.

Feeding Journalists With Deli.cio.us

Todd Defren posts a nice rundown on using del.icio.us for an online PR initiative for bzzagent. Deli.cio.us is used to create content of value to journalists covering WOMM – the word of mouth marketing industry of which bzzagent is the focus.

How Bad Guys Hack into Websites Using SQL Injection
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SQL Injection is one of the most common security vulnerabilities on the web. Here I’ll try to explain in detail these kinds of vulnerabilities with examples of bugs in PHP and possible solutions.