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Man Reveals Secret Recipe ...

A privacy researcher has revealed the evil genius behind a for-profit web analytics service capable of following users across more than 500 sites, even when all cookie storage was disabled and sites were viewed using a browser‘s privacy mode. The technique, which worked with sites including Hulu, Spotify and GigaOm, is controversial because it allowed analytics...

Credit Card Cabal Collared

NSW Police has arrested five men responsible for what it describes as an international credit card fraud operation. After investigations that began in 2009, the police executed three search warrants yesterday in metropolitan Sydney, retrieving EFTPOS terminals, computers, cash, mobile phones, skimming devices, and several Canadian credit cards.Other seizures in the...

Windows Phone 7.5: Slurp T...

The next version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system has arrived early for those willing to risk a slapdown by Redmond. A version of the code built by Microsoft and delivered to smartphone-makers this summer has apparently slipped free of the Redmond-OEM loop and was leaked online. The leaked code is build number 7720 of Windows Phone 7.5, which...

Anonymous Targets Californ...

Hacks come in response to BART trying to quell silent protests “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people,” the fictional character V infamously remarked in the film V is for Vendetta. Anonymous, a group which borrows its visual guise from that graphic novel-turned-film, has certainly been filling...

Software Maker Fingered in...

A devastating attack that exposed the personal information of 35 million South Koreans was perpetrated after hackers breached the security of popular software provider ESTsoft and planted malicious code on one of its update servers, it was widely reported Thursday. Attackers with Chinese IP addresses uploaded malware to a server used to update ESTsoft’s ALZip...

Attack Targeting Open-Sour...

An attack targeting sites running unpatched versions of the osCommerce web application kept growing virally this week, more than three weeks after a security firm warned it was being used to install malware on the computers of unsuspecting users. When researchers from Armorize first spotted the exploit on July 24, they estimated it had injected malicious links into...

Backtrack 5 Release 1 Pend...

Actually I’ve wrote this a few days ago but forget to publish it :-P. Yes for you who waiting for Backtrack 5 Release 1 maybe you will find nothing on official Backtrack 5 website http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads/. According to their website, the Backtrack team delayed the release of Backtrack 5 release 1 because they added tons of news and updates....

Millions of Web Pages are ...

Some 8 million Web pages, published mostly by smaller merchants and professional firms, have been hijacked this summer and set up to usurp control of the PCs of unsuspecting site visitors. That’s the latest development in a new style of hacking sweeping across the Internet, according to research by website security firm Armorize. “The misuse of numerous...

Hack on Hong Kong Stock Ex...

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong stock exchange said Wednesday its website had been hit by “malicious hacking”, forcing trading in at least seven companies that issued price-sensitive information to be suspended. Firms that were suspended from trade include blue-chips banking giant HSBC and Hong Kong flagship carrier Cathay Pacific, after the technical...

Hackers Crack Crypto for G...

A cryptographer has devised a way to monitor cellphone conversations by exploiting security weaknesses in the technology that forms the backbone used by most mobile operators. Karsten Nohl, chief scientist of Berlin-based Security Research Labs, said the attack works because virtually all of the world’s cellular networks deploy insecure implementations of GPRS,...

Hacker Launches Volunteer ...

LAS VEGAS–Johnny Long used to be known for Google hacking–finding vulnerable servers on the Internet using specific search terms. Now he’s helping humanitarian groups, street kids, and police in Uganda learn how to use computers and keep malicious hackers out of their systems, as well as matching other information security professionals to charities...

It’s a Hacker’...

Dear Sony: Sure, you lost 100 million user accounts, suffered a weeks-long outage, got sanctioned by your own government, and were so thoroughly humiliated that it’s amazing your executives can still show their faces in public. But look at the bright side: You get to take home a pretty pink pony. This past weekend Sony won a Pwnie (“pony”) from the...

DEF CON: The event that sc...

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) — In the Masquerade wing of the Rio Hotel and Casino in the gambling capital of the world, there’s a giant statue of a head hanging over a lobby of slot machines. The masked figure has two faces and four digital eyes — clairvoyant blue — that track back and forth constantly, as if recording the movements of everyone who...

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