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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 …

Ohio Man Allegedly Hacks Into Utah Police Websites

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to brag about your accomplishments online. Ohio resident John Anthony Borell III, 21, stands accused of hacking into the websites for the Utah Police Department. After posting confidential information about police informants and various employees online, …

Facebook Buys “The Hacker Company” Sign Facebook Buys “The Hacker Company” Sign
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Facebook has purchased an old sign reading “The Hacker Company,” and hung it at its 1 Hacker Way headquarters. Interestingly, the acquisition of the sign took longer than the buying of Instagram – the whole process took 7 months, which …

Suspected LulzSec Hacker Enters Guilty Plea Suspected LulzSec Hacker Enters Guilty Plea

It was reported earlier last month that multiple members of LulzSec had been arrested after one if its key members, Sabu, turned them over to the authorities. One of the hackers involved with LulzSec, Cody Kretsinger, has just entered a …

Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation
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Affiliates of the Anonymous movement are no stranger to FBI infiltration. Now, however, the hackers and their supporters are wondering if the #AntiSec group was not only infiltrated by federal investigators, but whether the group was itself a creation of …

Anonymous Hacks Vatican Again

The Vatican has declared it has been infiltrated by hacker group Anonymous for the second time, shortly after 2pm on Monday. A Vatican spokesperson downplayed the incident, stating that “there was a second attack we are aware of directed against …

‘Anonymous’ Takes Down Vatican’s Website ‘Anonymous’ Takes Down Vatican’s Website

Hackers from an Italian cell of the group ‘Anonymous’ took the Vatican’s website offline. At writing, vatican.va is still offline, though Vatican officials are working to fix this. Anonymous claims to seek to punish “the corrupt Roman Catholic Church and …

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Computers Were Seized By Hackers In November NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Computers Were Seized By Hackers In November
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According to a federal report released on Wednesday, NASA was the target of 47 different sophisticated cyberattacks in 2011, some of which were considered “advanced persistent threats.” During one attack in November, hackers seized control of computers belonging to NASA’s …

Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked Microsoft Store India Hacked, Passwords Leaked

The Indian Microsoft store Web site has been hacked. The Web site is currently inaccessible, but it previously feature a message from a hacker group called EvilShadowTeam. From the language used in the hack and those claiming responsibility, the attack …

Hackers Ramp-Up Production At Foxconn Hackers Ramp-Up Production At Foxconn

Hackers calling themselves Swagg Security have infiltrated Foxconn’s computer systems and created havoc with production schedules and quotas. Taking advantage of an internet vulnerability, the group was able to gain access to usernames and passwords for many people within the …

Hackers On Your Home Security Cameras? Hackers On Your Home Security Cameras?
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Some users of home security Cameras made by Trendnet could have been exposed to malicious activity by hackers. Using the Shodan search engine users can locate internet connected devices using very simple search terms. Apparently the way these Trendnet cameras …

Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt Symantec Confirms Extortion Attempt
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Hackers using the Twitter Handle @YamaTouigh have been tweeting about Symantec and its Norton antivirus product throughout January claiming that they will be releasing the source codes for the security product. Earlier this week Symantec confirmed that they have been …

Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers

Hacker attacks are increasing and Web sites need new defenses to protect their data. That’s where Mykonos comes in, a security company that protects Web sites from attacks by wasting a hacker’s time instead of using an easily breakable wall. …

Hacker “Yama Tough” To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code? Hacker “Yama Tough” To Release Norton Antivirus Source Code?

A Hacker that goes by “Yama Tough” has been tweeting bout Symantec and its Norton antivirus product. YamaTough said on Twitter that he (or she) plans to release the full source code of the product on Tuesday. @YamaToughYama ToughThis comming …

[Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet? [Exclusive] Can Hackers Create a SOPA-Proof Internet?
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What’s the shortest distance between two points? If you said a straight line, then you just earned a self-high five. We here at WebProNews we have already given you a guide on how to navigate the post-SOPA Internet, but suppose …

Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous

The FBI has arrested a hacker linked to Anonymous for a DDoS attack last year against Gene Simmons’ website. The 24-year-old Kevin George Poe was apprehended in Connecticut. He has reportedly been ordered to appear before a Los Angeles court …

Is Anonymous Waging A War Against Child Pornography? Is Anonymous Waging A War Against Child Pornography?
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Tracking the actions of a group like Anonymous can be a tricky proposition, mainly because Anonymous is less like a “group” and more like a loose coalition of like-minded hackers. But according to the claims of some internet denizens identifying …