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Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause) Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause)
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A 26-year-old Florida State University student has been charged with “offenses against computer users,” a third-degree felony, for hacking the campus’ Wi-Fi network and directing users to an infamous shock site. Benjamin Blouin fully admits to hacking the network, but …

Colin Powell’s Facebook Page Hacked, Disses Bush

Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell is the latest public figure to lose control of their social media account. Earlier this morning, Powell’s Facebook page was commandeered by an unknown hacker, who began to fill the page with anti-George …

Time Warner Cable Hacked For Its Support Of Copyright Alert System Time Warner Cable Hacked For Its Support Of Copyright Alert System

Time Warner Cable is one of the five ISPs participating in the “six strikes” Copyright Alert System that went live last week. One group of hackers does not particularly like that fact, and made sure Time Warner knew it last …

Apple Hacked with Same Attack That Hit Facebook, Will Release Anti-Malware Tool for Infected Macs Apple Hacked with Same Attack That Hit Facebook, Will Release Anti-Malware Tool for Infected Macs

Facebook isn’t the only high-profile tech company reporting that hackers have targeted them. This time, it’s Apple. According to Reuters, Apple was hit with the same Java exploit that targeted Facebook employees last month (although the company didn’t release that …

Burger King Twitter Hack: No Schadenfreude from McDonald’s End Burger King Twitter Hack: No Schadenfreude from McDonald’s End

If you run the Twitter account for a major international business, take this as a cautionary tale. It’s been a pretty bad day for whoever is in charge of fast-food chain Burger King’s Twitter account. Earlier this afternoon, the account …

Java Patch Didn’t Fix Everything, New Exploit On Sale For $5,000 Java Patch Didn’t Fix Everything, New Exploit On Sale For $5,000

Microsoft and Oracle both released patches this week for zero-day exploits found in Internet Explorer 8 and Java. If you still use Internet Explorer 8 or below, you should probably download the fix available via Windows Update. As for Java, …

Facebook Opens Up 2013 Hacker Cup Registration Facebook Opens Up 2013 Hacker Cup Registration
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It’s that time of the year again – Facebook has just opened up registration for its annual Hacker Cup, “an annual worldwide programming competition where hackers compete against each other for fame, fortune, glory and a shot at the title …

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 …