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  • Biden to Putin: I don't think 'you have a soul'

    07/21/2014 1:55:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/14 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden told Vladimir Putin that he did not believe the Russian leader had “a soul” during a visit to the Kremlin in 2011, the vice president said in a New Yorker magazine interview published Monday. Biden said the incident occurred while he was touring Putin’s office in the Kremlin. “I had an interpreter, and when he was showing me his office I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do, won’t it? A magnificent office!’ And he laughed. As I turned, I was this close to him,” Biden said, signaling that the two leaders were standing just inches apart....
  • Harlan Ellison turns 80 today

    05/27/2014 10:57:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | May 27, 2014
    The great writer Harlan Ellison turns 80 today. Ellison has won eight Hugo Awards, a shared award for the screenplay of A Boy and his Dog that he counts as "half an Hugo" and two special awards from annual World SF Conventions; four Nebula Awards of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA); five Bram Stoker Awards of the Horror Writers Association (HWA); two Edgar Awards of the Mystery Writers of America; two World Fantasy Award from annual conventions; and two Georges Méliès fantasy film awards. -- Wikipedia Ellison is known primarily to television viewers as the author...
  • Change your passwords: Comcast hushes, minimizes serious hack

    02/10/2014 8:25:32 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    zdnet.com ^ | February 9, 2014 | Violet Blue
    Are you a Comcast customer? Please change your password. On February 6, NullCrew FTS hacked into at least 34 of Comcast's servers and published a list of the company's mail servers and a link to the root file with the vulnerability it used to penetrate the system on Pastebin.
  • A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

    01/16/2014 8:40:12 AM PST · by BlueMondaySkipper · 72 replies
    Krebs On Security ^ | 1/12/2014 | Krebs
    Last weekend, Target finally disclosed at least one cause of the massive data breach that exposed personal and financial information on more than 110 million customers: Malicious software that infected point-of-sale systems at Target checkout counters. Today’s post includes new information about the malware apparently used in the attack, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
  • Peter King: Rand Paul 'disgraced' his office (Barf alert!)

    12/20/2013 4:47:03 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/19/13 | Dava Davidsen
    (CNN) - Rep. Peter King said fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul owes the nation’s top intelligence official an apology after saying he should resign for “lying” to a Senate committee about a controversial surveillance program. The New York congressman also said that Paul's comparison of National Intelligence Director James Clapper to NSA leaker Edward Snowden is "absolutely disgraceful." "For Senator Paul to compare that patriot, General Clapper, with someone like Snowden, who is a traitor, who has put American lives at risk - Senator Paul should be ashamed of himself," King said Thursday on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” "It's an...
  • Rockefeller Introducing Cybersecurity Bill

    11/21/2013 6:58:20 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 8 replies
    Multichannel News ^ | 11/20/13 | John Eggerton
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) Thursday (Nov. 21) will introduce the Cybersecurity Act of 2013. The act passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously in July and will now be attached as an amendment to the must-pass National Defense Authorization Act--the Defense Department's budget bill--with the blessing of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The bill is supported by a number of industry groups, including the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, CTIA, and US Telecom. When the bill was introduced, NCTA praised that fact that while putting the National Institute of Standards and Technology's in charge of developing cybersecurity standards...
  • For the Next Generation [Screed of Ghost Written Crap "authored" by Debbie Blabbermouth]

    10/21/2013 5:52:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz challenges the nation to resolve tough issues for future generations. America has witnessed the dangers that come with shortsightedness, writes Debbie Wasserman Schultz in For the Next Generation. If we want to ensure prosperity for ourselves and an improved way of life for young Americans, we have to change, starting now.
  • Treasury’s Lew to warn lawmakers: No payments guaranteed if debt ceiling breached

    10/09/2013 10:25:01 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2013 | By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Lori Montgomery
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew plans to warn lawmakers Thursday that he will be unable to guarantee payments to any group — whether Social Security recipients or U.S. bondholders — unless Congress approves an increase in the federal debt limit. With Washington in gridlock and a key deadline in the debt-limit debate just one week off, Lew plans to tell a Senate panel that he would do all he can to minimize the pain of breaching the $16.7 trillion debt limit, according to Treasury officials briefed on the testimony. But Lew will also note that in an unprecedented situation in which...
  • Apple’s advanced fingerprint technology is hacked; should you worry?

    09/22/2013 6:56:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    ZDNet ^ | September 23, 2013 00:10 GMT (17:10 PDT) | Ed Bott
    It took only days for the hackers of Germany’s Chaos Computer Club to claim victory in the challenge to break Apple’s vaunted new security feature in the iPhone 5s. The CCC “biometrics hacking team” used a photo of a fingerprint from a glass surface to fashion a fake finger that they then used to fool the newest iPhone into unlocking. “This demonstrates—again,” the group said in a statement, “that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as access control method and should be avoided.” Actually, it demonstrates no such thing. The new iPhone debuted on Friday, September 20. The CCC team announced their...
  • Hard-coded PIN vulnerability found in smart toilets

    08/06/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | by Nancy Owano
    Security experts are warning us all over the place. The digital life used to be a cubicle and workstation. Now it's well, life. Everything is connected, and Internet is everywhere. That means criminal intruders along with pranksters can also broaden their reach from computer malware to home connections such as smart appliances and meters. Last week, there was one more proof that this was so: According to a warning by the information security firm Trustwave, a Satis-brand toilet by the Japan-based company Lixil can be controlled remotely by an Android app. According to Daniel Crowley a managing consultant with information...
  • Luxury toilet users warned of hardware flaw (Hack with any Android phone).

    08/05/2013 7:03:57 AM PDT · by Pilsner · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 5, 2013 | Zoe Kleinman
    A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack, according to security experts... the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset... An attacker could ... cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to [the] user."
  • 19 fast food hacks that will change the way you order

    07/28/2013 9:16:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 44 replies
    Financial Post ^ | July 26, 2013 | Ashley Lutz
    Fast food is all about convenience and affordability. But there are ways you can make a trip to the local McDonald’s or Burger King feel like a VIP experience. Two Reddit forums revealed tips from fast food employees and savvy customers. We pulled out the best tricks that could enhance your next dining experience. From customizing your Taco Bell order to getting a cheaper “Big Mac,” these tips could change your fast food orders forever...
  • Free Beacon Targeted In Hack Attack Malware inflicted in coordinated attack on conservative sites

    06/11/2013 5:57:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/11/13 | Adam Kredo
    The Washington Free Beacon yesterday became the latest victim in a wave of cyber attacks targeting conservative news outlets. The Beacon, in what appears to be a coordinated assault, joined National Journal and radio station WTOP as a target after certain articles were featured on the Drudge Report, one of the most heavily trafficked and influential sites in the world. The Drudge Report itself has not been infiltrated. “There seems to be this concerted effort by this cyber criminal to take over news sites,” said Steve Ward, vice president of Invincea, the Internet security company that first identified the Free...
  • Report: Gov't scooping up Verizon phone records

    06/06/2013 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 98 replies
    MyWay ^ | 6/6/13
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, according to a report in Britain's Guardian newspaper.</p> <p>The order was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25 and is good until July 19, the newspaper reported Wednesday. The order requires Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, on an "ongoing, daily basis" to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries.</p>
  • President Steve Capus leaving NBC News

    02/01/2013 12:21:12 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | Dylan Byers
    NBC News president Steve Capus announced today that he is leaving the network. "It has been a privilege to have spent two decades here, but it is now time to head in a new direction," he wrote in a memo to staff, obtained by POLITICO. "I have informed Pat Fili-Krushel that I will be leaving NBC News in the coming weeks." "It is impossible to fully express how much I respect the people of NBC News," he wrote. "To call everyone "colleagues" has been a true honor ... but to call so many of you dear friends has been a...
  • Anonymous hacks US Sentencing Commission, distributes files

    01/26/2013 9:19:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    zdnet.com ^ | 1-26-2013 | Violet Blue
    Summary: Late evening Friday, January 25, U.S. Sentencing Commission website was hacked and government files distributed by Anonymous in what the group calls "Operation Last Resort."Hacktivist group Anonymous took control of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website Friday, January 25 in a new campaign called "Operation Last Resort."The first attack on the website was early Friday morning. The second - successful - attack came around 9pm PST that evening. By 3am PST ussc.gov was down (it has since been dropped from the DNS), yet as of this writing the IP address (66.153.19.162) still returns the defaced site's contents.It appears that via the U.S. government...
  • Hacking Votes

    09/27/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT · by Positive · 8 replies
    CIO Journal ^ | 9/27/2012 | Michael Hickins
    Advanced Voting Systems of Frisco, Texas, clearly didn’t give software security a thought when it designed its electronic voting machines.The AVS WinVote system is vulnerable to wireless computer sabotage, but because of a lack of funding to replace them, those machines are still in use in more than a third of the polling localities in Virginia, a swing state that could determine the outcome of this year’s U.S. presidential election. A new Virginia law bans wireless capabilities in voting machines, but allows the use of those machines election officials already purchased. Jeremy Epstein, a computer researcher who helped draft the...
  • Wasserman Schultz’s Luxury Cars and Growing Net Worth Raise Questions [pics of her cars]

    09/11/2012 11:49:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 9/11/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has famously stated that she is a “middle class American,” and it was this very claim that prompted many of her critics to openly question whether or not it was a realistic assessment of her personal income and assets.... ...reviews of Wasserman Schultz’ congressional financial disclosures revealed a not widely known fact that she owns a second home in New Hampshire and is also not required to disclose her husband’s salary... So when you get down to it, Wasserman Schultz’s claim that “I am a middle class’ American” argument really has no credibility, especially now that...
  • DHS warns Siemens 'flaw' could allow power plant hack

    08/25/2012 1:06:38 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    Cnet.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Zack Whittaker
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert warning that hackers could exploit code in Siemens-owned technology to attack power plants and other national critical infrastructure. Security researcher Justin Clarke exposed the flaw at a Los Angeles conference last week, claiming he discovered a way of spying on encrypted traffic in hardware owned by a Siemens subsidiary, RuggedCom. The DHS advisory noted: "An attacker may use the key to create malicious communication to a RuggedCom network device." DHS added that the government department was in contact with RuggedCom and the researcher in order to identify the flaw and...
  • Tarantino unchains bloody 'Django' at Comic-Con

    07/15/2012 6:27:39 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Quentin Tarantino is redefining race relations in the pre-Civil War South with "Django Unchained," his Western-style saga that he previewed at the Comic-Con fan convention.Tarantino said Saturday that he has been wanting to do a Western for ages and that the idea for "Django Unchained" first came to him 13 years ago.
  • West New York Mayor Felix Roque and his son face federal charges of hacking opposition website

    05/25/2012 2:13:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | May 25, 2012 | By Ron Zeitlinger/The Jersey Journal
    The mayor of West New York, who mounted a recall campaign against the former mayor before eventually being elected, was charged along with his son yesterday with three counts of hacking a website that aimed to recall him. Dr. Felix Roque, 55, and his son, Joseph Roque, 22, were arrested at their homes yesterday morning and charged with gaining unauthorized access to computers in furtherance of causing damage to protected computers; causing damage to protected computers; and conspiracy to commit those crimes. They each face up to 11 years in prison and fines of $600,000 if convicted on all counts.
  • Gov. Deval Patrick: Ex-aide in sex flap can have job back

    05/11/2012 10:10:39 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1061130770&srvc=news&position=4
    A state official who opted not to take a key Gaming Commission post amid controversy over past sex allegations will be welcomed back to his old job in the Patrick administration, the governor said yesterday. Gov. Deval Patrick indicated yesterday that Carl Stanley McGee can have his old job back but warned that the state’s powerful Gaming Commission needs to quickly regain its focus. “I think we have had a number of distractions from the central work of the Gaming Commission, and the central work is about getting a new protocol and new framework for expanded gaming up and running,...
  • Liberal Hack Mocks Tornado Victims

    03/08/2012 2:40:50 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/8/2012 | Danny R. Butcher
    With all the uproar over Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke, their are many more examples of this nonsense by the liberal left. Case in point, the comments on Friday by liberal hack Mike Malloy about tornado victims in the South. "Their God … keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma. "You know, the Bible belt, where they ain't gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with...
  • Researchers Hack Voting Machine for $26

    09/30/2011 11:46:31 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/30/11 | Matt Liebowitz
    Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a hack that, for about $26 and an 8th-grade science education, can remotely manipulate the electronic voting machines used by millions of voters all across the U.S.
  • FRANK LUNTZ: A Less-Than-Frank Dunce

    08/27/2011 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 67 replies
    The TEA Party Tribune ^ | Saturday, August 27, 2011 | Anthony James
    FRANK LUNTZ: A Less-Than-Frank Dunce © 2011 By Anthony James The list of political types who have formed a virtual conga line around Washington DC chanting in near unison their various reasons why Sarah Palin is just not their cup of “TEA,” shall we say, has given birth to some of the strangest bedfellows this town has seen since GOP Sen. “Benedict Arlen” Spector cited Scottish Law when joining with the Democrats in trying to block the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Nonetheless, that list grew recently as Frank Luntz, formerly considered to be an objective pollster whose reports could be...
  • Operation Shady RAT: China again

    08/06/2011 8:18:49 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 6th, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    A shocking report titled Operation Shady RAT released by Dmitri Alperovitch,Vice President of Threat Research at McAfee revealed the existence of long standing cyber spying aimed at stealing intellectual property and trade secrets from western based firms. The folks a McAfee gained access to a server that was used by the hackers and downloaded logs “that reveal the full extent of the victim population since mid-2006 when the log collection began.” They noted this is when the event logs began but agreed the cyber-espionage program may have been in operation before 2006. “So far,it is unknown what information was downloaded...
  • The Crying Shame of John Boehner

    07/27/2011 9:40:47 AM PDT · by Huck · 50 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 5th, 2011 | Matt Tiabbi
    John Boehner is the ultimate Beltway hack, a man whose unmatched and self-serving skill at political survival has made him, after two decades in Washington, the hairy blue mold on the American congressional sandwich. The biographer who somewhere down the line tackles the question of Boehner's legacy will do well to simply throw out any references to party affiliation, because the thing that has made Boehner who he is — the thing that has finally lifted him to the apex of legislative power in America — has almost nothing to do with his being a Republican. The Democrats have plenty...
  • Protecting yourself from Cell Phone hacks….

    07/22/2011 10:31:22 AM PDT · by 4yourcountry · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Security Beacon ^ | 7/21/11 | Security Beacon
    The UK news establishment is in full retreat with news suggesting reporters hacked officials cell phones to extract private data about a range of personal issues. Even if you are not a government official being targeted by tabloid news, criminals, competitors and other bad people, these folks may have or now will leverage these same techniques to take advantage of you. Before everyone gets all worked up about downloading some new anti-virus software or such for your cell phones, here are some key tips you should take right now...
  • LulzSec: the members and the enemies

    06/25/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 10 replies
    Guardian ^ | Friday 24 June 2011 | Josh Halliday
    While Sabu and Topiary are firmly on the inside, the likes of The Jester and LulzSec Exposed are most certainly notInside Sabu Apparent founder and leader of LulzSec, he is a long-time hacktivist associated with senior Anonymous members. Decides who can join the group and who should be targeted. Attempts by rivals to uncover details about his real-life identity suggest he is a 30-year-old IT consultant skilled in the Python programming language who has lived in New York. The timing of some his tweets – tweeting "goodnight all" at 0700 BST, or 0200 New York time – implies he is...
  • Sarah Palin supporters hack Twitter feed of company that posted her emails for msnbc.com

    06/12/2011 10:13:17 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/12/11 | Bill Dedman
    The Twitter feed of the company that put online 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails for msnbc.com was hacked over the weekend, with vandals posting a series of pro-Palin and anti-Obama messages. Among the tweets: * Emails: Gov. Palin a Hard-Working Public Servant * Email Witch-hunt Backfires * Weiner's America Or Palin's America - That Is The 2012 Choice "It appears that there is a 'hole' in one of the applications (we think Facebook) that links to Twitter," Art Crivella, founder and CEO of the company, Crivella West, told msnbc.com Sunday evening. "We've disabled them and mopped up the bile...
  • American Crossroads: Debbie Downer (HILARIOUS VIDEO LAMPOONS Debbie Wasserman Schultz!)

    06/08/2011 6:00:29 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 8 replies
    you tube ^ | June 8, 2011 | A Crossroads
    You're so happy and free, turn on cable tv, and along comes Debbie Downer!
  • Who Is The Owner Of The Boner

    06/02/2011 8:00:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-11 | Skookum
    Anthony Weiner has himself in a pickle. He maintains the Weiner twitter account was hacked and he is really hacked off about the situation. One of his close followers, a twenty one year old college student is unimpressed, the Weiner photo was for her, but it was shared with the world. The new wife Huma Abedin, a beautiful exotic beauty, is undoubtably confused as well; she thought Weiner was her's alone. Without a doubt, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is having a tough week. There was an erotic photo of protruding underpants sent to a Seattle co-ed's Twitter account from...
  • #Weinergate update: Coed being scrubbed from Google.

    05/28/2011 10:11:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | May 29, 2011 | Moe Lane
    OK, I admit it: when I heard this morning that Rep. Weiner had supposedly sent a coed a picture of his (encased) genitalia via Twitter, I assumed that somebody was just having his or her little joke by hacking into the man’s account and indicating that Weiner is, as I put it, one of the bigger d*cks in Congress.  But that was before Ace of Spades demolished this argument utterly (H/T: Neil Stevens) (remember, folks [and bad Moe!]: identity theft is a crime), so now I am taking this seriously as a possible scandal, and I found something interesting going...
  • Howie Carr thread week of May 1, 2011

    04/30/2011 10:51:53 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    howiecarr.com ^ | 5/1/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Herald column
  • Help! Something VERY strange happened to my computer.

    03/21/2011 8:56:33 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 44 replies
    21 March 2011 | Mene
    Very strange. Suddenly my computer is unilaterally running Utility Man and Narrator and trying to search for files and enter things all by itself. What kind of shenanigans is this? Can anyone explain. Shouldn't have a virus based on activity at all. Deleted utilman.exe and narrator from System32 folder. Still having weird things happening but attempts to access system stopped.
  • Iranians hack into VOA website

    02/21/2011 9:37:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/11 | BIll Gertz
    Iranian computer hackers on Monday hijacked the website of the Voice of America, replacing its Internet home page with a banner bearing an Iranian flag and an image of an AK-47 assault rifle. The group called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to “hear the voice of oppressed nations.” The banner stated that “we have proven that we can.” The message called on the United States to “stop interfering in Islamic countries.” It then listed more 90 websites of VOA it claimed has also been hacked.
  • Net TVs Can Be Hacked For Private Data

    12/27/2010 10:09:47 AM PST · by grayeagle · 2 replies
    TV Predictions ^ | December 23, 2010 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2010) -- A security software company is alleging that owners of Internet-connected HDTVs could lose their credit card information and other private information to hackers. That's according to an article by Multichannel News. TV makers have been rolling out new TVs that, when connected to the Internet, display popular Internet applications on screen such as Facebook, Twitter, Netflix and YouTube. But Mocana, the security software firm, said it was able to intercept and redirect Internet traffic to and from one name brand Net-enabled TV. This suggests that hackers could display fake banking and e-commerce websites on-screen...
  • Dana Milbank: Bill O'Reilly wants my head

    11/10/2010 8:49:37 AM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 November 2010 | Dana Milbank
    On Thursday night, O'Reilly asked, as part of a show that would be seen by 5.5 million people: "Does sharia law say we can behead Dana Milbank?" He then added, "That was a joke." The next night, O'Reilly read a complaint from one of his viewers, Heidi Haverlock of Cleveland, who said: "I thought the joke about whether sharia law would allow the beheading of the Washington Post guy was completely inappropriate." O'Reilly replied: "Well, let me break this to you gently, Heidi. If Dana Milbank did in Iran what he does in Washington, he'd be hummus." O'Reilly's on-air fantasizing...
  • How Fox Betrayed Petraeus

    08/23/2010 7:12:34 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 21st 2010 | Frank Rich
    THE “ground zero mosque,” as you may well know by now, is not at ground zero. It’s not a mosque but an Islamic cultural center containing a prayer room. It’s not going to determine President Obama’s political future or the elections of 2010 or 2012. Still, the battle that has broken out over this project in Lower Manhattan — on the “hallowed ground” of a shuttered Burlington Coat Factory store one block from the New York Dolls Gentlemen’s Club — will prove eventful all the same. And the consequences will be far more profound than any midterm election results or...
  • Cyberattack on Google Said to Hit Password System

    04/19/2010 7:01:38 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 85 replies · 1,076+ views
    NY Times ^ | 19 Apr 2010 | JOHN MARKOFF
    Ever since Google disclosed in January that Internet intruders had stolen information from its computers, the exact nature and extent of the theft has been a closely guarded company secret. But a person with direct knowledge of the investigation now says that the losses included one of Google’s crown jewels, a password system that controls access by millions of users worldwide to almost all of the company’s Web services, including e-mail and business applications.
  • Pastor Manning Columbia University

    04/10/2010 12:18:01 PM PDT · by howkn · 177 replies · 3,635+ views
    Atlah Ministries ^ | 3-29-10 | Atlah Ministries
    "Obama, as a 2nd Executive Order, I think on January the 21st or 22nd of 2009, signed an order which forbade any court or anyone else, to look at any records pertaining to him from kindergarten to the day he was sworn in, that you cannot, cannot re-look at, have the Freedom of Information Act implied, or anything else...if you want to know about Obama, his records are sealed permanently by his Executive Order signature." Manning
  • Apple and Microsoft get trashed by hackers again

    03/27/2010 11:48:17 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 70 replies · 1,138+ views
    The Inquirer (not the tabloid) ^ | 25 Mar 2010 | Nick Ferrel
    DESPITE THE RABID CLAIMS of Apple fan boys that its software is more secure than anything else on the market, Jobs' Mob products were the first to be trashed again at a Pwn2Own hacking competition. In fact flaws in the Iphone OS and zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple's Safari 4 web browser made a mockery of Apple's advertising. Flaws were also found in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer 8 but apparently hackers had some trouble getting around exploitation mitigations in Windows 7, although eventually they did. Vincenzo Iozzo and Raif Weinmann were the first to successfully hack a mobile device, exploiting...
  • Police arrest Frenchman who hacked Obama Twitter page

    03/24/2010 1:04:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies · 1,040+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-24-10 46 mins. ago | PARIS (AFP)
    Police arrest Frenchman who hacked Obama Twitter page AFP/File – French police arrested a hacker who used the pseudonym "Hacker Croll" in his attacks on the … PARIS (AFP) – French police have arrested a hacker who sabotaged the account of US President Barack Obama in one of his attacks on the wildly popular micro-blogging site Twitter, a police source said Wednesday. The unemployed 25-year-old, who used the pseudonym "Hacker Croll", was arrested in the Puy-de-Dome region of central France after an operation conducted jointly with US agents from the FBI that lasted several months. He was in police custody...
  • Howard Stern: Gabourey Sidebe, the size of the plant, will never work again

    03/09/2010 2:34:34 PM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 543+ views
    SHOCK jock Howard Stern has unleashed a tirade of verbal abuse at Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe. “There’s the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen,” Stern said on his Sirius satellite show on Monday. “She is enormous. Everyone’s pretending she’s a part of show business and she’s never going to be in another movie. “She should have gotten the Best Actress award because she’s never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?” Stern and co-host Robin Quivers went on to discuss the impossibility of Gabby finding any work in Hollywood after Precious. “And Oprah’s lying...
  • Nuke hack attack puts military on high alert (Fake report over govt systems Okinawa nuked)

    03/09/2010 12:42:45 AM PST · by tlb · 20 replies · 352+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | March 08, 2010 | Mike Maloof
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A message that North Korea had conducted a nuclear attack on the Japanese island of Okinawa turned out to be false, but the fact it was delivered via U.S. military communications has prompted a high alert, according to U.S. officials who asked to remain anonymous. U.S. military channels were hacked either by the Chinese or North Koreans, the source said. Access to such communications – even unclassified military systems – suggests a serious breach of technology security. "Today, March 06, 2010 at 11.46 AM local time (UTC/GMT -5 hours),US seismographic stations recorded seismic activity in the area...
  • Plaque hack at Anderson Cooper's new place

    02/12/2010 11:49:46 AM PST · by Species8472 · 23 replies · 1,611+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2010 | TOM TOPOUSIS
    There'll be little room for history in Anderson Cooper's new home. Before he bought his century-old firehouse in Greenwich Village, bronze plaques honoring members of Fire Patrol 2 who died in the line of duty -- including on 9/11 -- were stripped from the building to make it easier to sell. The plaques were rescued from a pile of trash by Arnie Roma, whose son, Keith, a member of the fire patrol that worked out of the building, died on Sept. 11, 2001, rescuing people from the World Trade Center. A plaque in his son's honor graced the firehouse's facade....
  • Dinner with the FBI

    01/15/2010 12:59:56 PM PST · by anonsquared · 12 replies · 637+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | madhedgefundtrader
    -snip Mueller told me that the Internet is not just a conduit for commerce, but also for crime and terrorism, and the bad guys are checking your doorknobs every day. Information is power, and fiber optic cable is a weapon. Terrorists, in particular, love the new Google Earth application. Only recently, Mueller busted an American-Egyptian phishing ring, arresting 50, which cleaned out $50 million from 5,000 US accounts.
  • 12 Hacked Nerf Superweapons

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    Gizmodo.com ^ | 1/15/10 | Sean Fallon
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    10/29/2009 3:40:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies · 3,368+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 29, 2009 6:08 AM | Jake Tapper
    DOVER, DEL. -- Earlier this year President Obama lifted the 18-year ban on media coverage of the return of fallen soldiers to Dover, a ban critics said hid the costs of war from the American people. Thursday morning President Obama -- who is weighing new strategy in Afghanistan -- saw those costs up close.
  • The Obama Justice Department's Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?

    10/07/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 202 replies · 5,185+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era. As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's...