April 2015

30 April, 2015

Sony, Zurich settle PlayStation Network hacking case – Business Insurance


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Sony, Zurich settle PlayStation Network hacking case
Business Insurance
Sony Corp. of America and Zurich America Insurance Co. have reached a settlement in connection with the 2011 hacking of Sony's PlayStation Network, according to reports. In what has been a closely watched coverage dispute, the case was settled for an …

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TechBits: white hat hacking (04.30.15) – Alabama’s News Leader


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TechBits: white hat hacking (04.30.15)
Alabama’s News Leader
A new security hole for iPhones is highlighting a type of hacking that often goes overlooked. The problem allows wifi networks to put the phones in an infinite restart loop. The only way to stop it is to get out of the range of the wifi network. The

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Hacking Marriage – Reason (blog)


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Hacking Marriage
Reason (blog)
The United States government really wants you to get hitched. Married couples enjoy over 1,000 specific rights and responsibilities under the law, from tax credits to immigration to health insurance. Here's the problem: Over 50 percent of American

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Growth Hacking for Grownups: How Can Big Brands Leverage Startup Growth … – SocialTimes


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Growth Hacking for Grownups: How Can Big Brands Leverage Startup Growth
SocialTimes
That's the popular image of growth hacking, right? Scrappy startups rocketing from a few thousand users to a million to become market leaders. With a tweak in referral incentives or the customer experience, David not only beats Goliath but becomes Goliath.

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How Vulnerable Is Your Car to Hacking? – Yahoo Tech


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How Vulnerable Is Your Car to Hacking?
Yahoo Tech
But your data can also be hacked. Any time someone connects to your car's onboard diagnostics system (OBD-II) port, your vehicle's secrets become accessible. And black hat computer hackers are claiming they can remotely invade your car's data systems …

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‘You can Google it’: Security experts raise alarm over online drone-hacking … – RT


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'You can Google it': Security experts raise alarm over online drone-hacking
RT
Manuals on hacking military drones have been available online for quite some time, apparently. Research spotting weaknesses is alarmingly commonplace, an Israeli defense specialist warns, citing its possible use in the 2011 downing of a CIA drone by Iran.

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29 April, 2015

A bot exposes Twitter’s financials—was the scraping an illegal hack? – Ars Technica


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A bot exposes Twitter's financials—was the scraping an illegal hack?
Ars Technica
It says it didn't hack anybody to get them, either. But Selerity's actions remind us of the exploits of Andrew "weev" Auernheimer, who was criminally prosecuted on hacking charges for obtaining and disclosing the personal data of about 140,000 iPad

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This video shows an alleged hacker taking over somebody’s computer and … – Business Insider


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This video shows an alleged hacker taking over somebody's computer and
Business Insider
Earlier this morning the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a 27-year-old woman who was accused of hacking into strangers' computers and gaining remote access. Police have told Business Insider that her name is Valérie Gignac. She lives in the …
Quebec woman arraigned after allegedly hacking computers and scaring kidsThe Province
Quebec hacker busted for spying via webcams, harassing childrenCBC.ca

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Quebec woman arraigned after allegedly hacking computers and scaring kids – The Province


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Quebec woman arraigned after allegedly hacking computers and scaring kids
The Province
Gravel also said it's rare for a woman to face hacking-related charges. "It's the first time I've charged a woman with computer crime offences," he added. Authorities allege Gignac used a malicious software that allows cybercriminals to control the
Quebec hacker busted for spying via webcams, harassing childrenCBC.ca
Alleged head of hacker forum faces four chargesMontreal Gazette

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Viruses, Hacking and Hoaxes: The Unfortunately Unethical Side of the Internet – Huffington Post


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Viruses, Hacking and Hoaxes: The Unfortunately Unethical Side of the Internet
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A thousand years later, unethical hackers are breaking into computer networks to read innocent people's mail. In today's age, the mail is electronic and no rabbinic decree or security software is capable of blocking a determined hacker from intrusion

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Save 80% on the Wi-fi Hacking & Penetration Course – BGR


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Save 80% on the Wi-fi Hacking & Penetration Course
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The evolution of WiFi security penetration demands we keep the pace. Learn how to test the strength of networks and identify weaknesses like a pro with the 'Wi-Fi Hacking & Penetration Testing from Scratch' course from BGR Deals. Driven by a leading …

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Japanese leader hits Chinese hacking in speech to Congress – The Hill

Japanese leader hits Chinese hacking in speech to Congress
The Hill
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe targeted China's hacking of trade secrets during his speech to Congress on Wednesday. “We cannot overlook sweat shops or violence or the environment,” Abe said, pausing. “Nor can we simply allow free riders on …

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Quebec hacker busted for spying via webcams, harassing children – CBC.ca


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Quebec hacker busted for spying via webcams, harassing children
CBC.ca
They also allege the 27-year-old is the owner of an online hacking forum that has 35,000 users worldwide. The woman is set to appear in court in Joliette, Que., on Wednesday afternoon, facing criminal charges, including unauthorized use of a computer
Alleged head of a hacker forum arrested by MountiesMontreal Gazette
Hacker used webcam to spy on kids: MountiesCJAD
Woman arrested in Quebec allegedly hacked computers in order to spy on and National Post
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Hacking a Thin Client to Gain Root Access – Hackaday

Hacking a Thin Client to Gain Root Access
Hackaday
[Roberto] recently discovered a clever way to gain root access to an HP t520 thin client computer. These computers run HP's ThinPro operating system. The OS is based on Linux and is basically just a lightweight system designed to boot into a virtual

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Kochi Metro’s website hacked, restored – onmanorama


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Kochi Metro's website hacked, restored
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The hackers had posted a picture with the caption that reads: 'Pakistan Zindabad'. It also reads 'just save my bro' and 'hacked by S@NT3T3'. The hackers targeted a group of websites hosted by the same server and the sites were inaccessible since morning.
Kochi Metro website hacked by pro-Pak groupEconomic Times
Hackers vandalize Kochi Metro's websiteProkerala
Kochi Metro website hackedZee News

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Flaw in Realtek SDK for wireless chipsets exposes routers to hacking – CSO Online


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Flaw in Realtek SDK for wireless chipsets exposes routers to hacking
CSO Online
The software that controls wireless networking chipsets made by Realtek Semiconductor contains a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to compromise home routers. insider toc. Mobile security. How to connect to enterprise Wi-Fi security on

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Flaw in Realtek SDK for wireless chipsets exposes routers to hacking – Network World


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Flaw in Realtek SDK for wireless chipsets exposes routers to hacking
Network World
The software that controls wireless networking chipsets made by Realtek Semiconductor contains a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to compromise home routers. The flaw exists in a firmware component called miniigd that's present in

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Flaw in Realtek SDK for wireless chipsets exposes routers to hacking – PCWorld

Flaw in Realtek SDK for wireless chipsets exposes routers to hacking
PCWorld
The software that controls wireless networking chipsets made by Realtek Semiconductor contains a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to compromise home routers. The flaw exists in a firmware component called miniigd that's present in

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Ryanair falls victim to €4.6m hacking scam via Chinese bank – Irish Times


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Ryanair falls victim to €4.6m hacking scam via Chinese bank
Irish Times
It is not clear precisely how the hacking scam was operated or who was behind it. Ryanair uses dollars to buy fuel for its 400-plus Boeing 737-800 aircraft. It is these funds that are believed to have been tapped in this illegal transfer. CAB is

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Growth Hacking Marketer Series – III – Omaha World-Herald

Growth Hacking Marketer Series – III
Omaha World-Herald
On April 30th, David Arnold and Josh Davis will discuss the accelerator process at Straighshot and the benefits Viirt has reaped from this opportunity. This is our third event in a series of marketing education and networking events. Our goal of the

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28 April, 2015

M-W students accused of hacking school computers – CNYcentral.com


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M-W students accused of hacking school computers
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State police say 17 year old Mathew Hayes of Madrid and 18 year old Nicholas Ladoceour of Waddington allegedly hacked into the school's intranet website. "How and why they did it, we're going to keep as part of the investigation," said State Police …
2 Teens Accused of Hacking Into School Computer System, Altering DocumentsMy Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
North Country students accused of hacking school district's computer systemWSYR
North County Teens Charged For Hacking School's ComputersNorth Country Gazette
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2 St. Lawrence County teens hacked school intranet to change grades, delete … – Syracuse.com


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2 St. Lawrence County teens hacked school intranet to change grades, delete
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WADDINGTON, N.Y. — Two St. Lawrence County teens are accused of hacking into a school's intranet website and changing information, police said. Mathew A. Hayes, 17, of Madrid, and Nicholas K. Ladoceour, 18, of Waddington, are charged with a felony …
M-W students accused of hacking school computersCNYcentral.com
2 Teens Accused of Hacking Into School Computer System, Altering DocumentsMy Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
North Country students accused of hacking school district's computer systemWSYR
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Tesla Plans To Open Car Doors To All Hackers This Summer, Claim Sources – Forbes


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Tesla Plans To Open Car Doors To All Hackers This Summer, Claim Sources
Forbes
Later this year, however, at the Defcon convention in Las Vegas, Tesla plans to open one of Elon Musk's sleek electric cars to the hacker attendees, allowing them to tinker with the connected parts of the vehicle, according to sources close to Tesla's
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Security Fails, Can You Hack A Model X?LearnBonds

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China Is Hacking Facebook With This One Weird Trick – Fast Company


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China Is Hacking Facebook With This One Weird Trick
Fast Company
China Is Hacking Facebook With This One Weird Trick. Sites using the Facebook Connect plug-in are seeing their traffic redirected in China. But nobody is sure why. By John Paul Titlow. If you live in China, you may notice your web browser acting wonky …

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Hacking the Intentional Foul – Mid Level Exceptional


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Hacking the Intentional Foul
Mid Level Exceptional
Apr 26, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) shoots a free throw against the San Antonio Spurs in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports.
Takeaways from Clippers' 114-105 victory over Spurs in Game 4Los Angeles Times

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