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Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs, Can Spy On You Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs, Can Spy On You

One of the more worrisome patents in recent months was one filed by Verizon that would allow the company to spy on viewers through a camera in a DVR. There might be nothing to worry about, however, as it’s just …

Internet Explorer Exploit Lets Hackers Track Your Mouse Movements Internet Explorer Exploit Lets Hackers Track Your Mouse Movements
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With Windows 8, Microsoft promises that Internet Explorer is good again. The latest release, IE10, is being promoted through a self-deprecating ad campaign that encourages good will through humor. It’s looking like Microsoft is starting to take its browser seriously, …

Team GhostShell Ends 2012 With A Bang, Dumps 1.6 Million Public Agency Records Team GhostShell Ends 2012 With A Bang, Dumps 1.6 Million Public Agency Records
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Christmas is the season of giving, and infamous hacker collective Team GhostShell apparently wanted to celebrate by leaking over a million public agency records. It’s all a part of #ProjectWhiteFox, a movement to promote freedom of information on the Internet. …

Tumblr Invaded By Worm Affecting Thousands Of Blogs Tumblr Invaded By Worm Affecting Thousands Of Blogs
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Reports have been rampant today about a worm spreading on Tumblr, taking over thousands of accounts. Tumblr addressed the issue twice on Twitter: once to let everyone know they were aware of the issue, and a second time to say …

Private BitTorrent Tracker Hacked, Passwords Leaked By Afghani Hackers Private BitTorrent Tracker Hacked, Passwords Leaked By Afghani Hackers
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Hackers generally view BitTorrent trackers as friendly entities. Members of Anonymous are constantly extolling the virtues of The Pirate Bay and other trackers. Some hackers, however, are proving to be not as friendly. It was revealed this morning that RevolutionTT, …

Anonymous Own3r Continues To Mess With GoDaddy, Links To Anonymous Message [Updated] Anonymous Own3r Continues To Mess With GoDaddy, Links To Anonymous Message [Updated]
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In case you haven’t been following, GoDaddy suffered a major outage on Monday, temporarily shutting down numerous sites across the web. Anonymous member Anonymous Own3r claimed responsibility for an attack on GoDaddy early on, and has been tweeting about the …

Anonymous Own3r: I May Have To Bring Down GoDaddy “Again” Anonymous Own3r: I May Have To Bring Down GoDaddy “Again”
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The GoDaddy saga continues… To recap, on Monday, the company experienced a major outage. Many sites were down as a result. For hours, the company would not give any details about what happened, other than to basically say it was …

GoDaddy: Service Is Fully Restored, And It Was Not A Hack GoDaddy: Service Is Fully Restored, And It Was Not A Hack
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On Monday, GoDaddy experienced a big outage, as you probably know by now. The company is now saying that service is fully restored, and that despite one Anonymous member’s claim that he was responsible, GoDaddy is saying that it was …

Hacker Taking Credit For GoDaddy Outage Says He Can Bring Down Google Too Hacker Taking Credit For GoDaddy Outage Says He Can Bring Down Google Too
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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. On Monday, GoDaddy suffered a major outage, taking many sites offline for hours. It appears that the company is …

Here’s The Latest From GoDaddy (And Anonymous Own3r) Here’s The Latest From GoDaddy (And Anonymous Own3r)
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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. As you may know, GoDaddy experienced a major outage on Monday, affecting a number of sites somewhere between a …

GoDaddy Could Be Down From One Hour To One Month, Anonymous Own3r Says GoDaddy Could Be Down From One Hour To One Month, Anonymous Own3r Says
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Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. As previously reported, GoDaddy is experiencing some downtime, and a member of Anonymous is taking credit (though only on …

GoDaddy Down Thanks To Anonymous Member? GoDaddy Down Thanks To Anonymous Member?

Update: GoDaddy says service is completely restored, and that the outage was not the result of a hack. Full statement here. As previously reported, GoDaddy is experiencing some major technical difficulties, apparently with DNS servers down. An anonymous member has …

Apple IDs At The Center Of Major Security Story Again [Updated] Apple IDs At The Center Of Major Security Story Again [Updated]
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Apple IDs are back in the news, thanks to a big hacking story, courtesy of Anonymous. As previously reported, the AntiSec branch of Anonymous took to Pastebin to detail how it leaked a million Apple Device IDs (unique device identifier …

Google: See, This is Why You Should Use 2-Step Verification Google: See, This is Why You Should Use 2-Step Verification
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Mat Honan wrote a long, four-page article for Wired about how his digital life was “destroyed” by hackers, partially blaming himself for not implementing Google’s two-factor authentication. The story, which is currently the top story on Techmeme, is not a …

Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros

McAfee and Guardian Analytics released a joint report today saying that more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an “insider level of understanding.” The automated malicious software program was discovered and it was designed to use …

LinkedIn Passwords: Find Out if Yours Was Leaked LinkedIn Passwords: Find Out if Yours Was Leaked

The LinkedIn password leak debacle yesterday made LinkedIn members question the site’s security measures as well as their own password security measures. LinkedIn responded to the issue within hours, disabling the leaked passwords and sending emails explaining the situation to …

LinkedIn Provides Password Protection Tips LinkedIn Provides Password Protection Tips

The news broke early this morning that millions of LinkedIn passwords may have been leaked online. Hackers are currently working to decrypt a hash of over 6.4 million passwords and have, at last count, succeeded in getting upwards of 250,000 …

LinkedIn Passwords Leaked Online LinkedIn Passwords Leaked Online

[UPDATE 2] LinkedIn has confirmed the security breach and invalidated the affected passwords. Users can reset their password to regain access to their accounts. Read the full story. [UPDATE] LinkedIn has tweeted an update on the situation from their end. …

Facebook’s Pre-IPO Hackathon in Pictures Facebook’s Pre-IPO Hackathon in Pictures

With the entire world watching and waiting for the Facebook IPO, the company behind the world’s largest social network tried its best to celebrate while keeping the feeling of Facebook’s hacker roots alive. To that end, the same bell-ringing that …

Awesome Urban Hack Turns Spinning Ad Into Carousel
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Walking the tightrope between art and activism, Florian Riviere fashions himself an “urban hacktivist.” Inspired by the hacker culture, Riviere has filled his portfolio with projects across various urban landscapes, including a “don’t pay, play” campaign that saw him make …

LinkedIn Blog Attacked by Syrian Hackers LinkedIn Blog Attacked by Syrian Hackers

[UPDATE] The blog is back up. [ORIGINAL] On the same day that LinkedIn has launched its new iPad app, the announcement of the app on the LinkedIn blog is unavailable. In fact, the entire blog is unavailable due to an …