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  • 'PA to cancel all security commitments to Israel'

    12/10/2010 5:13:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/10/2010
    Al Quds al-Arabi reports that PLO, Fatah plan to push for a unilateral abrogation of all Oslo and Road Map commitments, including fighting terror, in response to failed peace talks. The Palestinian Authority will stop coordinating its security with Israel, in response to the US's official announcement that peace talks have failed, Al Quds al-Arabi reported on Friday. Khana Amira, a PLO official, told the UK newspaper that the PA is also considering canceling its other commitments to Israel, including the Oslo Accords and the Road Map, which demand that terror organizations will stop. RELATED: Peace talks are officially dead:...
  • Hacker, Microsoft duke it out over Vista design flaw (UAC broken by design)

    02/13/2007 10:59:28 PM PST · by Spktyr · 60 replies · 1,665+ views
    ZDNet ^ | 13 Feb 07 | Ryan Naraine
    Joanna Rutkowska has always been a big supporter of the Windows Vista security model. Until she stumbled upon a "very severe hole" in the design of UAC (User Account Control) and found out — from Microsoft officials — that the default no-admin setting isn't even a security mechanism anymore. Joanna Rutkowska Rutkowska, a hacker with a track record of defeating Vista's security mechanisms, believes UAC has a major flaw in the way it automatically assumes that all setup programs (application installers) should be run with administrator privileges. "[When] you try to run such a program, you get a UAC prompt...
  • Hacker Invades FBI Computers

    07/06/2006 7:02:41 AM PDT · by bd476 · 16 replies · 3,939+ views
    Hacker Invades FBI Computers WASHINGTON, D.C., July 6, 2006(CBS) A U.S. government consultant used software programs found on the Internet to break into the FBI's computer system, where he gained access to the passwords of 38,000 employees, including that of FBI Director Robert Mueller, the Washington Post reports. The newspaper said Joseph Thomas Colon broke into the computer system four times in 2004 in hacks that gave him access to files on the Witness Protection Program and counterintelligence. As a result, the bureau was forced to temporarily shut down the system and conduct a lengthy investigation to determine whether any...