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Somebody Wants Anonymous To Hack The Curiosity Mars Rover

The Curiosity Mars Rover landing is one of the most significant engineering and scientific events of the year. The guys at NASA are super proud and we are all lucky to see the beautiful photos it’s sending back. It seems like nothing could go wrong, right? PC Magazine is reporting that a rogue element is requesting members of Anonymous to …

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Change Your Password: Blizzard’s Battle.net Service Was Hacked

Nothing is secure in today’s digital world. You can implement the most powerful security that money can buy, and somebody will still find a way around it. Blizzard probably thought they had some of the best security in the world, but hackers made short work of it this week. Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime announced late last night that Blizzard and it’s …

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Russian Developer Hacks iOS To Get Free In-App Content

Piracy isn’t that big of a problem on iOS. The amount of work required to circumvent the App Store and get free stuff just doesn’t seem worth it when most apps give you a way of obtaining in-game content through regular gameplay instead of buying it. Would you use software to get free in-app content if you didn’t have to …

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Nvidia And Android Forums Get Hit In Latest Hack Attack

You think the hacking world would be finished with their parade of password thefts after stealing over 450,000 of them from Yahoo. Unfortunately, things just never work out in our favor as more passwords have been stolen in the latest hack attack. Naked Security is reporting that two popular tech forums – Nvidia Developer Zone and Android Forums – were …

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Yahoo Password Breach Is Worse Than Originally Thought

We brought you news this morning that Yahoo Voices was hacked and over 450,000 usernames and passwords were leaked onto the Internet. The initial report stated that most of passwords came from Yahoo or Gmail email addresses. After analyzing the dump, a security company have found it to be worse than initially thought. Security company Rapid7 provided a break down …

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Yahoo Voices Is Latest To Be Hacked With 450,000 Accounts Stolen

If you use Yahoo Voices to create content for the Web, you really should change your password now. After things were looking up for Yahoo, it’s a pretty big downer to know that one of your service has just been hit with a devastating attack. Trusted Security broke the news that Yahoo Voice had been compromised with over 450,000 usernames …

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Hack Turns Building Into a Playable Game of Tetris

Students at MIT converted one side of the Green Building at MIT into a full color working version of the game Tetris. According to IHTFP: Interesting Hacks To Fascinate People: The MIT Gallery of Hacks, Hackers at MIT consider Tetris on the Green Building to be the “Holy Grail of hacks”. The Green Building is home to the MIT Earth …

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Windows XP Users: Upgrade Now, Or Forever Be Hacked

It’s been almost 11 years since the launch of Windows XP in October of 2001. The operating system is getting on in years and Microsoft has done their best to get people to upgrade. Unfortunately, its successor, Windows Vista, did little in the way of making people upgrade. In fact, there were probably a lot of users who downgraded from …

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Utah Department Breach: Hackers Stole Approximately 280K SSNs

We reported to you earlier that over 181,000 MEDICAID/CHIP enrollees had their personal information stolen and 25,000 of those people had their Social Security numbers (SSNs) compromised after the Utah Department of Health was hacked. Unfortunately this was a conservative estimate, the hack is actually ten times worse than was expected. The Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS), along with …

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Medicaid Hack Impacts 181,000 People

Over 181,000 MEDICAID/CHIP enrollees have had their personal information stolen and 25,000 of those people had their Social Security numbers (SSNs) compromised after the Utah Department of Health was hacked. The hackers are believed to be residing in Eastern Europe and attacked the agency’s system on March 30, 2012. What is particularly threatening about this attack is the fact that …

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Anonymous Attacks UK Home Office Web Site

Anonymous may be waging a war against China’s censorship of the Internet, but they are also fighting something a bit closer to home. That is, if you count the UK as being closer to home. The Anonymous UK Twitter account announced over the weekend that the Home Office was taken offline due to a DDoS attack. They also took down …

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Pinterest Falls Victim to Spam Attacks

You cannot deny Pinterest‘s inclusion as a major social media player these days. The company cracked the top 30 in pageviews last week and now has over 100 million Monthly Active Users (MAU) in the U.S. alone. Unfortunately, the features that make this site so popular with users also make it very susceptible to spam. On Facebook, you must friend …

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