August 2013

31 August, 2013

Fascinating glimpse into world of hacking – The Japan Times

Fascinating glimpse into world of hacking
The Japan Times
It is perhaps a little hard to remember now, but in 2010, there seemed to be a new global superpower. A superpower that acted in unorthodox ways, which was unaccountable and yet of the people, and that was above all nameless, faceless and, as it styled 

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Tesla Model S Flaw May Make It Vulnerable To Hackers – CleanTechnica

Tesla Model S Flaw May Make It Vulnerable To Hackers
CleanTechnica
Electric cars stand to improve upon the century-old concept of the automobile in exciting and promising new ways. The Tesla Model S proved this by receiving a five-star crash test rating, and even breaking one of the testing machines. However, Tesla's 

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Sexism and the single hacker: Where are the women at Defcon? – PandoDaily (blog)

Sexism and the single hacker: Where are the women at Defcon?
PandoDaily (blog)
At the latest Defcon, the annual hacker conference held in Las Vegas, there were presentations on hacking automotive network and control systems, remotely gaining control of consumer devices, and NSA snooping. But perhaps the most important discussion 

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Hacking Canada’s foreign aid data – Ottawa Citizen (blog)


Ottawa Citizen (blog)
Hacking Canada's foreign aid data
Ottawa Citizen (blog)
Contrary to the popular understandings of the word “hacker” (a person who uses their technical skills to gain unauthorized access to information), these hackers spent the weekend working on teams to create technical solutions to foreign aid and

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NSA has its own team of elite hackers – WND.com


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NSA has its own team of elite hackers
WND.com
(Washington Post) Our Post colleagues have had a busy day. First, they released documents revealing the U.S. intelligence budget from National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. Then they recounted exactly how the hunt for Osama bin 
Leaked budget: NSA and CIA launched new hacking effortsThe Hill (blog)
NSA Budget Doc Reveals Investment in Crypto Breaking, HackingThreatpost
'Black budget' leaked by Edward Snowden describes NSA team that hacks Washington Post
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Syrian Electronic Army hackers say ‘many surprises’ planned – BBC News


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Syrian Electronic Army hackers say 'many surprises' planned
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Syrian hackers behind recent attacks on the New York Times and Twitter have warned media companies to "expect us". The Syrian Electronic Army, which supports President Bashar al-Assad, added it had "many surprises" to come. Interviewed via email 
HACKING: Who are the Syrian Electronic Army?The Week UK
Syrian Electronic Army: pro-government propaganda, or just trolling for lulz?The Verge
Syria's cyberattack: First wave of a bigger war?wtkr.com
WWLP 22News -Arab News -Heritage.org (blog)
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30 August, 2013

Iran’s Teaching Hacking in High School – Huffington Post

Iran's Teaching Hacking in High School
Huffington Post
Courses in computer hacking will be added to the senior high school curriculum in Iran. The announcement was made in mid-August, in order, I assume, to drum up interest and excitement. The Iranians want to enlist high school students to hack foreign 

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Iran’s Teaching Hacking in High School – Huffington Post (blog)

Iran's Teaching Hacking in High School
Huffington Post (blog)
Courses in computer hacking will be added to the senior high school curriculum in Iran. The announcement was made in mid-August, in order, I assume, to drum up interest and excitement. The Iranians want to enlist high school students to hack foreign 

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Hacking an Old Polaroid Big Shot So That It Syncs with Modern Day Flashes – PetaPixel


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Hacking an Old Polaroid Big Shot So That It Syncs with Modern Day Flashes
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Hacking an Old Polaroid Big Shot So That It Syncs with Modern Day Flashes. Giovanni Savino · Aug 30, 2013. bigshotex1. A lot of people love the “vintage look” in photography these days. Of course, it's one thing is to capture it with the plethora of

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Indicted man pleads guilty to hacking government supercomputers – SC Magazine

Indicted man pleads guilty to hacking government supercomputers
SC Magazine
A 24-year-old Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty this week to hacking government supercomputers and attempting to sell access to the networks. Although the charges against him carry up to 20 years in prison, Andrew Miller of Devon may only face up to 18 

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W.Va. sheriff to plead guilty in hacking case – Huntington Herald Dispatch

W.Va. sheriff to plead guilty in hacking case
Huntington Herald Dispatch
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a West Virginia sheriff charged with hacking his former wife's work computer has agreed to plead guilty. Prosecutors this month filed a motion in federal court in Charleston requesting a plea hearing

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W.Va. sheriff to plead guilty in hacking case – MiamiHerald.com

W.Va. sheriff to plead guilty in hacking case
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia sheriff charged with hacking his former wife's work computer has agreed to plead guilty in federal court. Prosecutors this month filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Charleston requesting a plea hearing for Clay 

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W.Va. sheriff to plead guilty in hacking case – Sacramento Bee

W.Va. sheriff to plead guilty in hacking case
Sacramento Bee
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Federal prosecutors say a West Virginia sheriff charged with hacking his former wife's work computer has agreed to plead guilty. Prosecutors this month filed a motion in federal court in Charleston requesting a plea hearing for

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Australian who boasted of hacking to plead not guilty to charges stemming from … – PCWorld

Australian who boasted of hacking to plead not guilty to charges stemming from
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A 17-year-old Australian who in February claimed to have breached networks at Microsoft and Sony will plead not guilty to charges stemming from a police raid on his home. Interestingly, none of the charges lodged against Dylan Wheeler relate to his

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SUNY Oswego television station’s website hacked, replaced with message … – Syracuse.com

SUNY Oswego television station's website hacked, replaced with message
Syracuse.com
A message follows the image saying that the hacking is a "morale operation for all of the oppressed Muslim and Turkish brothers and sisters in East Turkestan, Kirkuk, Egypt, Syria and all over the world." The message goes on to say "Have not forgotten
SUNY Oswego television website hacked with message about SyriaCNYcentral.com

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29 August, 2013

The NSA has its own team of elite hackers – Washington Post (blog)


Washington Post (blog)
The NSA has its own team of elite hackers
Washington Post (blog)
Our Post colleagues have had a busy day. First, they released documents revealing the U.S. intelligence budget from National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. Then they recounted exactly how the hunt for Osama bin Laden went down.

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The NSA has its own team of elite hackers – Washington Post


Washington Post
The NSA has its own team of elite hackers
Washington Post
Our Post colleagues have had a busy day. First, they released documents revealing the U.S. intelligence budget from National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. Then they recounted exactly how the hunt for Osama bin Laden went down.

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Is it time to start hacking the hackers? – Network World

Is it time to start hacking the hackers?
Network World
Wisegate member Jeff Bardin, Chief Intel Officer at Treadstone 71, says “hacker groups and disruption of business has reached an all-time high and no longer can be ignored. We want to get the 'adversary' to understand that if they launch an attack

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Syrian Electronic Army says revealed hacker identities are fake (updated) – VentureBeat

Syrian Electronic Army says revealed hacker identities are fake (updated)
VentureBeat
The world supposedly learned the names of two Syrian Electronic Army hackers today, but the organization responsible for attacks on The New York Times, CBS, and other organizations denies the report's accuracy. Brian Krebs and Vice's Motherboard both 

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Leaked budget: NSA and CIA launched new hacking efforts – The Hill (blog)

Leaked budget: NSA and CIA launched new hacking efforts
The Hill (blog)
The National Security Agency and the CIA launched aggressive new programs to hack into foreign computer networks and sabotage systems, according to a classified intelligence budget document leaked by Edward Snowden to The Washington Post.

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Week in Science: Hacking the human brain & others – The Hindu


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Week in Science: Hacking the human brain & others
The Hindu
How one scientist hacked another scientist's brain. Two weeks ago, Professor Rajesh Rao sat in his lab at the University of Washington wearing a cap studded with blue and green electrodes. He thought about pressing the spacebar on his computer keyboard 

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Officials warn parents about baby monitor hacking – News 12 Long Island


News 12 Long Island
Officials warn parents about baby monitor hacking
News 12 Long Island
Steve Israel is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to redefine hacking laws. (August 29, 2013). WOODBURY – Huntington Congressman Steve Israel is warning parents that baby monitors connected to the Internet are being targeted by hackers. Israel is 

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Reality TV mother-of-eight Kate Gosselin sues husband for “hacking” email … – Naked Security


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Reality TV mother-of-eight Kate Gosselin sues husband for "hacking" email
Naked Security
Kate Gosselin. Image courtesy of s_bukley and Shutterstock. Kate Gosselin, who shot to fame in the US after appearing in a reality TV docusoap 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' about her life with her eight children, including sextuplets, is suing her husband for
Kate Gosselin Sues Ex for Alleged Computer Theft and HackingABC News
Kate Gosselin sues ex over book, alleges hackingBoston.com
Kate Gosselin sues Jon Gosselin over alleged hacking for tell-allLos Angeles Times
People Magazine -Today.com (blog)
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Syrian Electronic Army says revealed hacker identities are fake – VentureBeat

Syrian Electronic Army says revealed hacker identities are fake
VentureBeat
The world supposedly learned the names of two Syrian Electronic Army hackers today, but the organization responsible for attacks on The New York Times, CBS, and other organizations denies the report's accuracy. Brian Krebs and Vice's Motherboard both 

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Taylor hacking case sparked demise of News of the World – Daily Mail


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Taylor hacking case sparked demise of News of the World
Daily Mail
But as the furore over phone hacking later grew, and News International boss James Murdoch was called to give evidence in the House of Commons, the existence of the email emerged – along with the fact that it had been sent to James Murdoch before the 

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