April 2012

30 April, 2012

Videos: George Hotz, The Hacker Who Raps – New Yorker (blog)


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Videos: George Hotz, The Hacker Who Raps
New Yorker (blog)
This week in the magazine, I write about George Hotz, who hacked the iPhone when he was seventeen, and, for his next act, figured out how to break into the supposedly ultra-secure PlayStation 3. Here are some of the YouTube clips of Hotz that are
Hacking While High: How Oxy Helped Make the PS3 Break PublicThe Atlantic Wire

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The 404 1043: Where we advocate hacking (podcast) – CNET


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The 404 1043: Where we advocate hacking (podcast)
CNET
Today we'll find out what it means to be a Hacker Advocate over at Spotify, with our pal Andrew Mager. by Justin Yu April 30, 2012 12:14 PM PDT Follow @malusbrutus Our old friend Andrew Mager joins us in the studio this morning to tell us what it takes

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James Murdoch to face MPs’ criticism over phone hacking – The Guardian


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James Murdoch to face MPs' criticism over phone hacking
The Guardian
James Murdoch will be criticised by MPs investigating phone hacking on Tuesday, but their assessment of his conduct is expected to fall just short of accusing the former chairman of News International of misleading parliament about the extent of his
MPs divided over tone of hacking reportFinancial Times
Exclusive: Three former News International executives misled ParliamentITV News
Culture committee riven by party political divide ahead of reportFT.com (blog)

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Hacking incident prompts Lake County sheriff’s office website shutdown – Orlando Sentinel

Hacking incident prompts Lake County sheriff's office website shutdown
Orlando Sentinel
By Erica Rodriguez, Orlando Sentinel The Lake County Sheriff's Office is still trying to figure out how its Internet network was hacked over the weekend and hopes to get its website up and running soon. The incident, which happened late Friday night,

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Cameron: Minister didn’t break rules over Murdoch – Huffington Post


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Cameron: Minister didn't break rules over Murdoch
Huffington Post
Lord Justice Brian Leveson's media ethics inquiry – set up by Cameron in response to Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal – last week published 163 emails sent by News Corp. lobbyist Frederic Michel on the takeover bid. Michel's emails claimed that
Scandal and Scrutiny Hem In Murdoch's EmpireNew York Times
Mayday, Mayday: hacking report out tomorrowIrish Times
Murdochs face tough week over hacking scandalGulf Times
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Hackers continue attacks on China websites – ABS CBN News


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Hackers continue attacks on China websites
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by Jojo Malig, ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines – Filipino hackers have continued to deface Chinese government websites despite calls from the Philippine government to end the attacks. On Monday, posts on the "PrivateX," "Anonymous
Philippines, China Hackers Warring in Cyberspace Over Scarborough Shoal?Tech Wire Asia

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Hacking While High: How Oxy Helped Make the PS3 Break Public – The Atlantic Wire


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Hacking While High: How Oxy Helped Make the PS3 Break Public
The Atlantic Wire
AP George Hotz, the hacker who unlocked PS3 and started a war between Sony and Anonymous in the process, told The New Yorker's David Kushner that he was done sharing his exploits online, but he seems to have forgotten that sharing with a print reporter
The man who started the hacker wars.New Yorker

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Experts to hack into EFT system – The Australian

Experts to hack into EFT system
The Australian
Electronic funds transfer player Strategic Payment Services has revealed that it had engaged Pure Hacking to conduct a series of IT security tests, including software code reviews, applications penetration testing and a firewall review.

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Awesome Urban Hack Turns Spinning Ad Into Carousel – WebProNews

Awesome Urban Hack Turns Spinning Ad Into Carousel
WebProNews
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

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Processor Warns of Hacking Trend – BankInfoSecurity.com


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Processor Warns of Hacking Trend
BankInfoSecurity.com
Credit Eligible Over the past year, First Data, the largest payments processor in the US, has seen an uptick in "trolling" – hackers sniffing networks for remote access into point-of-sale systems that are open or loosely protected.

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Freed Facebook hack Brit vents fury at $200k cleanup claim – Register

Freed Facebook hack Brit vents fury at $200k cleanup claim
Register
By John Leyden • Get more from this author A UK man jailed for hacking into Facebook has vowed to rebuild his life – and his reputation – after winning an appeal against his sentence. Glen Steven Mangham, 26, from Acomb, near York, was jailed for eight

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Murdochs Brace for ‘Damning’ Phone-Hacking Report – CNBC.com


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Murdochs Brace for 'Damning' Phone-Hacking Report
CNBC.com
A committee of UK members of parliament is preparing a “damning” report on phone-hacking that will add to the pressure piled on News Corp's Rupert and James Murdoch. After embarrassing revelations about the closeness of politicians to the Murdoch
Scandal and Scrutiny Hem In Murdoch's EmpireNew York Times
Mayday, Mayday: hacking report out tomorrowIrish Times
Murdochs face tough week over hacking scandalGulf Times
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Philippines, China Hackers Warring in Cyberspace Over Scarborough Shoal? – Tech Wire Asia

Philippines, China Hackers Warring in Cyberspace Over Scarborough Shoal?
Tech Wire Asia
The Philippine government has disowned hack attacks made on Chinese websites, and has warned that these “skirmishes in cyberspace” can worsen the dispute between the two countries. According to the Philippine Department of Science and Technology's ICT

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The man who started the hacker wars. – New Yorker


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The man who started the hacker wars.
New Yorker
He wanted an iPhone, but he also wanted to make calls using his existing network, so he decided to hack the phone. Every hack poses the same basic challenge: how to make something function in a way for which it wasn't designed.

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Book Takes Aim at Murdochs – New York Times (blog)

Book Takes Aim at Murdochs
New York Times (blog)
Martin Hickman, the book's other author, is a journalist for The Independent who has covered the scandal over accusations of phone hacking. “Even if you are familiar with the News of the World phone-hacking saga, you will be gobsmacked by this account

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Labour wants hacking committee – Herald Scotland

Labour wants hacking committee
Herald Scotland
SCOTTISH Labour is calling for a specially-convened committee to be set up at Holyrood to investigate phone hacking claims and media influence over politicians. MSP Paul Martin, the party's business manager, will this week try to arrange talks among

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Scandal and Scrutiny Hem In Murdoch’s Empire – New York Times


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Scandal and Scrutiny Hem In Murdoch's Empire
New York Times
In the months after a phone-hacking scandal erupted in Britain last summer, Rupert Murdoch told people within News Corporation that he wanted to revisit his media company's discontinued $12 billion bid for the pay television service British Sky
Mayday, Mayday: hacking report out tomorrowIrish Times
Murdochs face tough week over hacking scandalGulf Times
Murdochs face tough week over phone hacking scandalEconomic Times
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Mayday, Mayday: hacking report out tomorrow – Irish Times


Irish Times
Mayday, Mayday: hacking report out tomorrow
Irish Times
British legislators are due to publish a long- awaited report on the phone-hacking scandal that centred on News Corp's now defunct red top News of the World and that has rocked Murdoch's media empire. While it is unclear just how far the report will go
Murdochs face tough week over hacking scandalGulf Times
UK's Cameron: No pact with Murdoch over takeoverHuffington Post
Murdochs face tough week over phone hacking scandalEconomic Times
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MPs divided over tone of hacking report – Financial Times


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MPs divided over tone of hacking report
Financial Times
By Jim Pickard, Political Correspondent Tory and Labour members of the culture select committee are at odds over how far to criticise the Murdoch family just days before publishing a report on phone hacking and News International.
Actress Koo Stark to sue News International over alleged phone hacking which Scottish Daily Record
Prince's ex-girlfriend to sue News Corp in the States over hackingThe Guardian
Prince Andrew's former lover Koo Stark to launch landmark phone hacking claim Daily Mail
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29 April, 2012

Hacking: How Hollywood can get it wrong – Stuff.co.nz


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Hacking: How Hollywood can get it wrong
Stuff.co.nz
Video game graphics, silly buzzwords and even two people typing frantically on the same keyboard at once – Hollywood has often had a bit of fun when it comes to computer hacking. Chris Gatford, the director of penetration testing company HackLabs,

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Murdochs face tough week over hacking scandal – Gulf Times


Gulf Times
Murdochs face tough week over hacking scandal
Gulf Times
Rupert Murdoch's tetchy and uncompromising appearance at a inquiry into phone hacking could come back to haunt him this week when politicians give their verdict on the scandwal at his defunct News of the World newspaper. Three days of grilling at the
Developments in British phone-hacking scandalBusinessWeek
Murdoch: Hacking scandal changed my entire companyNew York Daily News
Murdoch: Hacking scandal cost 'hundreds of millions'msnbc.com (blog)
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How a Cell Phone Busted a Hacker – PCWorld

How a Cell Phone Busted a Hacker
PCWorld
But the more interesting — and sobering — message of the case is that someone known as an elite hacker was busted because he forgot, or didn't know, about the fact that EXIF data (location, camera type, and other image information) is included in

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UK’s Cameron: No pact with Murdoch over takeover – Huffington Post


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UK's Cameron: No pact with Murdoch over takeover
Huffington Post
The inquiry was launched in the wake of the tabloid phone hacking scandal, which forced Murdoch in mid-2011 to close down the country's top selling Sunday newspaper, the News of The World, and to drop News Corp.'s takeover bid for BSkyB.
Murdochs face tough week over phone hacking scandalEconomic Times
Murdoch: Hacking scandal changed my entire companyWTOP

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Former Scottish first minister launches phone-hacking legal action – The Guardian


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Former Scottish first minister launches phone-hacking legal action
The Guardian
Lord McConnell, the former first minister of Scotland, has begun legal action after evidence emerged suggesting that his and his children's phones may have been hacked by the News of the World. The former leader of Scottish Labour has been told by
McConnell 'victim of phone hacking'Fife Today
McConnell 'phone hacking victim'Irvine Herald
Lord McConnell to take phone hacking legal actionBBC News
Scottish Daily Record -ITV News
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McConnell ‘phone hacking victim’ – Fife Today


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McConnell 'phone hacking victim'
Fife Today
A former Scottish First Minister says he is pursuing legal action after it emerged he may have been a victim of phone hacking by the News of the World. Jack McConnell said he was "speaking to solicitors" after police said his and his children's
Former First Minister Jack McConnell sues after being told his phone was Scottish Daily Record

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