All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘hacking’

Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause)

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 he says that he only did so to illustrate its flaws. Anyone trying to access the FSU Wi-Fi on March …

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Anonymous Hacks State Department, Leaks Database

#OpLastResort continues as a branch of Anonymous continues its war against the U.S. government in response to the death of Aaron Swartz. The last major offensive saw Anonymous hacking the Fed and releasing banker records on the net. In its latest attempt to get the government’s attention, Anonymous announced that it hacked the State Department . To top if off, …

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Anonymous Hacks MIT In Honor Of Aaron Swartz, Academics Protest With #PDFTribute

As you are all probably aware of by now, noted online activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide this weekend. An investigation is underway, but his family and others are saying he did it to avoid a lengthy trial and possible prison sentence over his online publishing of academic journals from JSTOR and MIT. In honor of Swartz’ memory, Anonymous has hacked …

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Yet Another Java Exploit Discovered

It’s been quite a hard month for Oracle’s Java. First, back in late August the Java browser plug-in was found to be vulnerable to an exploit that could make all PCs using browsers with the Java plug-in installed open to malware by visiting a malicious website. Thankfully, Oracle didn’t wait for its October patch to fix the issue, and released …

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Google Maps Seen Running on iOS 6 iPhone

Ever since the release of iOS 6, users have been complaining about the quality of the new Maps app. Apple decided that they could make a maps app just as good (or better) than Google, and replaced Google Maps with their own software. Unfortunately, iPhone users have now seen that the maps provided by Apple are plagued with distorted satellite …

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Apple IDs At The Center Of Major Security Story Again [Updated]

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 numbers – UDIDs) and other personal information by breaching an FBI notebook. They allegedly gained access to 12 million device …

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Oracle Knew About Java Exploits Since April

We brought you news on Monday that hackers were using two big zero-day exploits in Java to install malware on victims’ PCs. Due to Oracle’s tiered update process, we won’t see a potential fix until October. As it turns out, they may not have been zero-day exploits at all. In fact, Oracle may have known about the current exploits for …

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LinkedIn Class Action Complaint Over Password Leak

As expected for a security breach of this magnitude, a class action lawsuit has begun against LinkedIn regarding its recently leaked passwords. The action, which has been filed with the U.S. District Court in Northern California, claims LinkedIn failed to “properly safeguard its users’ digitally stored personally identifiable information, including e-mail addresses, passwords, and login credentials” The plaintiff in the …

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LinkedIn Summarizes Its Password Leak Response

It has been almost a week since over 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords were leaked to a hash-cracking website, and though it turned out that both eHarmony and Last.fm were also a part of the leak, the discussion has remained centered around LinkedIn. Vicente Silveira, director at LinkedIn, has been the company’s spokesperson throughout the week, posting situation updates to the …

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LinkedIn Defends Its Password Leak Response

Over 6.4 million LinkedIn member passwords were leaked to a hash-cracking forum last week, causing LinkedIn members to worry about the site’s security. As the week went on, the scope of the leak grew to encompass both eHarmony and Last.fm. Though LinkedIn Director Vicente Silveira has already outlined LinkedIn’s response to the leak, he took to the LinkedIn Blog again …

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Last.fm Responds to Password Leak

Earlier today it was reported that Last.fm has become the third website whose passwords were among those leaked online earlier this week. At that time, the website was simply recommending that users change their password. Now, Last.fm has announced the full details of how the website is responding to the leak. In a post on the Last.fm blog, Vice President …

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Last.fm Passwords Leaked Online Too

[UPDATE] Last.fm has responded in more detail and is now notifying its members of the situation. Read the story here. [ORIGINAL STORY] Yet another site has had its passwords compromised in the wake of the LinkedIn password leak. Last.fm has announced that it has begun investigating the leak of passwords from its website. LinkedIn was the first site to discover …

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