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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hackers’

Google: See, This is Why You Should Use 2-Step Verification

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 bad plug for Gmail at a time when Google’s competitors are launching updates to their respective email products. It may …

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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 servers to process thousands of attempted thefts from both businesses and private individuals. “The fraudsters’ objective in these attacks is …

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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 those members affected by the ordeal. Though the situation is resolved for the moment, many are still curious as to …

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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 of them. Many of the passwords already decrypted were undoubtedly passwords that were not strong to begin with. Though LinkedIn …

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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. They state that they have not been able to confirm a security breach. This could mean that LinkedIn simply hasn’t …

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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 signaled Facebook’s corporate status also ended its 31st all-night “hackathon.” Last night, Facebook employees stayed up all night for the …

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Awesome Urban Hack Turns Spinning Ad Into Carousel

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 soccer and tennis courts in giant asphalted areas, completed with found items like shopping carts. He extended that to a …

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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 attack on the site. The Next Web (TNW) is reporting that the blog has apparently been hacked by a group …

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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, Borell took to Twitter, where he bragged about his accomplishments under the screen name “itskahuna”. It was through these posts …

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Facebook Buys “The Hacker Company” Sign

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 is longer than it took the company fo relocate its headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park. According to reports, …

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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 guilty plea in federal court in California. Reuters is reporting that Kretsinger has reversed his not guilty plea after working …

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Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation

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 the FBI, intended as a honeypot to attract the movement’s top hackers. Anonymous PR Wing @YourAnonNews announced its suspicions on …

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