February 2009

28 February, 2009

Is "Planet Hacking" The Only Way To Save The World? – io9

Is "Planet Hacking" The Only Way To Save The World?
io9, CA
By Graeme McMillan , 10:00 AM on Sat Feb 28 2009, 20 views Is the only way to survive global climate change to try and change it even more through geoengineering? Possibly – if doing so doesn't trigger an international political "incident" accidentally

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27 February, 2009

Microtrends: Traffic sign hacking – Times Online

Microtrends: Traffic sign hacking
Times Online, UK
In the US, people have been hacking the digital message boards on roads and rail stations, leaving travellers sniggering. – They include a roadside sign in Austin, Texas, that warned of an outbreak of the undead: "Zombies ahead.

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Shock: Hackers sometimes hack just to be jerks – CrunchGear


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Shock: Hackers sometimes hack just to be jerks
CrunchGear, NY
This shocking revelation comes to us by way of the Web Hacking Incident Database’s annual report, 2008 edition. Yes, there are incidents where “hackers” are looking to steal your personal information, but there are plenty of incidents where no money or

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Camelot dismisses lottery website hack claims – Register

Camelot dismisses lottery website hack claims
Register, UK
By John Leyden • Get more from this author Camelot maintains the National Lottery website it runs is secure, following the publication of a supposed breach on an underground hacking forum. The same Romanian group that discovered SQL injection problems

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Nasa hacker judicial review date set – ZDNet UK


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Nasa hacker judicial review date set
ZDNet UK, UK
McKinnon has been accused by US prosecutors of "the biggest military hack of all time". The US authorities allege that McKinnon caused $700000 (£500000) of damage, and disabled systems and military equipment, by hacking into US military computers at
UK hacker loses new round of US extradition fight The Associated Press
UK hacker may be extradited to the US for hacking military domain-B
Hacker step closer to extradition BBC News
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Fugitive suspected of hacking parents to death arrested in Mexico – San Diego Union Tribune


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Fugitive suspected of hacking parents to death arrested in Mexico
San Diego Union Tribune, CA
By Debbi Baker CARLSBAD – A man suspected of killing his parents in their house in Carlsbad last month was found on a bus near Ensenada and arrested, authorities said Friday. Dennis Gluck, 44, was taken into custody by Mexican police Thursday night and

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Use of RFID Tech at Border Crossings Raises Hacking Fears – TechNewsWorld

Use of RFID Tech at Border Crossings Raises Hacking Fears
TechNewsWorld, CA
By Elliot Spagat AP One might think anything that promised to shorten the lengthy wait time at some US border crossings would be welcomed by travelers, but the wireless technology that can read data on personal documents is causing some jitters.

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UK hacker may be extradited to the US for hacking military … – domain-B

UK hacker may be extradited to the US for hacking military
domain-B, India
British computer hacker Gary McKinnon may be extradited to the US after prosecutors in the UK refused to bring charges against himfor allegedly carrying out "the biggest military computer hack of all time.'' Gary McKinnon was arrested by British police

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Visitors hack party host to death in Nueva Vizcaya – GMA news.tv

Visitors hack party host to death in Nueva Vizcaya
GMA news.tv, Philippines
BAYOMBONG, Philippines – An electronics technician who hosted a drinking party for his buddies in the northern province of Nueva Vizcaya was hacked to death on Wednesday after the visitors reportedly had a spat with the victim, police said on Friday.

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It's not always about money; sometimes hackers just hate you – Ars Technica


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It's not always about money; sometimes hackers just hate you
Ars Technica, MA
Twenty-four percent of all the attacks the Web Hacking Incidents Database logged for 2008 were related to website defacement. By Joel Hruska | Last updated February 26, 2009 7:35 PM CT The commercialization of the malware industry is a major trend we
Study: Hackers Still Enjoy Vandalizing Web Sites PC World
Study: Hackers still driven by urge to vandalize Web sites Computerworld
Report: Hacking Not Always for Financial Gain IT Business Edge
TopNews United States - Dark Reading
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Hacking contest to test iPhone's security – Apple Insider


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Hacking contest to test iPhone's security
Apple Insider, VA
3Com's security branch, TippingPoint, says that the 2009 edition of the Pwn2Own challenge will ask security experts and others attending the Vancouver, Canada event to hack smartphones, not just computers, in an attempt to find exploits that would
Contest Offers $10K for Hacking iPhone, Android PC Magazine
Hacking contest to pay $10000 in cash for smartphone bugs Computerworld
Hacking contest offers $10000 for iPhone exploit Register
Electronista - IntoMobile
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26 February, 2009

$10000 Prize For Hacking iPhone – G4 TV


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$10000 Prize For Hacking iPhone
G4 TV, CA
Are you so good at hacking that people call your Matthew Broderick in Wargames? Do you want to make ten thousand dollars? Today is your lucky day, Mr. Hacky-Hack. The Pwn2Own contest is handing 10 grand to anyone who submits exploits that work against

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Report: Hacking Not Always for Financial Gain – IT Business Edge

Report: Hacking Not Always for Financial Gain
IT Business Edge, KY
The Web Hacking Incidents Database Annual Report shows that stealing sensitive information was the second most common motivation, occurring in 19 percent of the hacks, according to InfoWorld. SQL injection was the most common way that attacks were

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Microsoft Warns of New Excel Hacking Flaw – FOXNews

Microsoft Warns of New Excel Hacking Flaw
FOXNews
Microsoft Excel users were warned of a new flaw that allows remote hackers to run malicious code on an unsuspecting user's computer, Infopackets.com reported. Users of Microsoft Office Excel 2007, or those using any .XLS files would be asked through

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British UFO hacker loses another bid to avoid US extradition – Computerworld

British UFO hacker loses another bid to avoid US extradition
Computerworld, MA
The Crown Prosecution Service, a UK government arm that handles public prosecutions, announced today that it will not prosecute Gary McKinnon for hacking into the US sites, freeing him to be tried in the US. The case took on a new level of cause

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Google launches Native Client hacking contest – The Tech Herald


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Google launches Native Client hacking contest
The Tech Herald, IN
Google launches Native Client hacking contest. (IMG: Google) Native Client is an open-source research technology for running x86 native code in web applications. The contest hosted by Google has a single aim, make Native Client secure.

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Hacking Safari 4 Beta: Top 10 hidden settings – TG Daily

Hacking Safari 4 Beta: Top 10 hidden settings
TG Daily
Fortunately, there is a hack to kill Cover Flow entirely in Safari. These hacks work on both the Windows and OS X versions of the browser, and are invoked in a similar manner — although the details differ slightly due to differences between the two

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Contest Offers $10K for Hacking iPhone, Android – PC Magazine


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Contest Offers $10K for Hacking iPhone, Android
PC Magazine
by Brian Heater Are you a hacker for hire? Not scared by the idea of Apple lawyers knocking down your door? Boy, does CanSecWest have the contest for you. The third annual Pwn2Own competition has announced a $10000 prize for the hacker who submits the
Hacking contest to pay $10000 in cash for smartphone bugs Computerworld
Hacking contest offers $10000 for iPhone exploit Register
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UK Pentagon hacker nears extradition to US – CNN International


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UK Pentagon hacker nears extradition to US
CNN International
Briton Gary McKinnon is accused of carrying out the biggest ever US military hacking operation. The Crown Prosecution Service said its decision comes despite McKinnon's admission that he broke the law and intentionally gained unauthorized access to
UK hacker loses new round of US extradition fight The Associated Press
Hacker step closer to extradition BBC News
Gary McKinnon dealt new blow by CPS VNUNet.com
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Pentagon hacker nears extradition – CNN International

Pentagon hacker nears extradition
CNN International
Briton Gary McKinnon is accused of carrying out the biggest ever US military hacking operation. The Crown Prosecution Service said its decision comes despite McKinnon's admission that he broke the law and intentionally gained unauthorized access to

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UK hacker loses new round of US extradition fight – The Associated Press


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UK hacker loses new round of US extradition fight
The Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors said Thursday they would not bring criminal charges against a London man accused of hacking into US military computers. The decision is a blow to Gary McKinnon's attempts to avoid extradition to the United States.
Hacker step closer to extradition BBC News
Gary McKinnon dealt new blow by CPS VNUNet.com
UK hacker faces US trial for breaking into defence department system guardian.co.uk
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Hacker step closer to extradition – BBC News


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Hacker step closer to extradition
BBC News, UK
Glasgow-born Mr McKinnon has always admitted hacking into the computer systems in 2001-2 – which the US government says caused damage costing $800000 (£550000). In total, he hacked into 97 government computers belonging to organisations including the
Charges against Pentagon hacker ruled out Reuters UK
Parliamentary support builds for Nasa hacker ZDNet UK
CPS decision on Gary McKinnon case The Crown Prosecution Service
Glasgow Daily Record
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ETRI Develops Hacking Free Chipset for Mobile Phone – Telecoms Korea (subscription)

ETRI Develops Hacking Free Chipset for Mobile Phone
Telecoms Korea (subscription), South Korea
Rising concern with vulnerable mobile phones, Korean researchers have developed secure System-on-Chip (SoC) to protect mobile hacking or duplication. The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced the development

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Study: Hackers Still Enjoy Vandalizing Web Sites – PC World

Study: Hackers Still Enjoy Vandalizing Web Sites
PC World
The figures from the latest Web Hacking Incidents Database Annual Report suggest that stealing money and data is not always the overriding motivation for hackers, although it has been a rising trend in recent years. "While financial gain is certainly a
Report: More Than 500K Websites Hit By New Form Of SQL Injection Dark Reading
Hackers are becoming more savvy: WHID CIOL
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Xbox 360 Review – 'Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad' – WorthPlaying.com

Xbox 360 Review – 'Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad'
WorthPlaying.com, CA
This is a bland, uninspired, sub-par hack-and-slash game that will only be remembered for putting women in bikinis and zombies into a single title. If you must satisfy the thirst for hacking and slashing, the Xbox 360 has better options — several

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