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  • How the NSA's XKeyscore program works

    08/01/2013 8:17:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/31/13 | Yannick LeJacq
    Until Wednesday morning, you'd probably never heard of something called "XKeyscore," a program that the National Security Agency itself describes as its "widest reaching" means of gathering data from across the Internet. According to reports shared by NSA leaker Edward Snowden with the Guardian, is that in addition to all of the other recent revelations about the NSA's surveillance programs, by using XKeyscore, "analysts can also search by name, telephone number, IP address, keywords, the language in which the Internet activity was conducted or the type of browser used." David Brown, who co-authored the recent book "Deep State: Inside the...
  • Flaw in Linux kernel allows attack

    12/01/2003 8:10:29 PM PST · by yonif · 146 replies · 282+ views
    CNETAsia ^ | December 2 2003 | Robert Lemos
    The Debian Project warned on Monday that a flaw in the Linux kernel helped attackers compromise four of the open-software project's development servers. During several intrusions on Nov. 19, the flaw allowed an attacker who already had access to a server to remove the limitations that protected the system from everyday users. The technique is known as a privilege escalation. The flaw had been found in September by members of the development team and had been fixed in the latest version of the core Linux software, or kernel. The fix came a bit late, however. The latest version of the...