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Stolen DigiNotar SSL certs used to monitor Google email conversations of up to 300k Iranians

Stolen DigiNotar SSL certs used to monitor Google email conversations of up to 300k Iranians

I mentioned yesterday that the Dutch company DigiNotar had been hacked back in July. The company though that it had revoked all the bogus certificates, but only recently admitted that the hack had happened and that it had missed stolen certs that would allow the impersonation of Google services like Gmail. Those missed certificates have now been used to spy on Gmail messages of 300,000 Iranians.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2011

It's that time again; the SlashGear Week in Review is back. One of my favorite stories from last week was the LEGO DIY R2D2 robot. The robot was remote controlled and even the little dome turned making for a very cool project. The teen LulzSec hacker that was arrested in Britain recently was found to have details on hundreds of thousands of people on his computer. The exact number according to the police was 750,000 different personal records on people.

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Anonymous may be testing a new attack tool dubbed #RefRef

Anonymous may be testing a new attack tool dubbed #RefRef

With some high profile arrests in hacking cases lately it appears that Anonymous might be working on a new attack tool that makes it less likely that the attackers can be caught. The DDoS tool that anonymous is using in its attacks now is called LOIC. The new tool is apparently called #RefRef and the new tool attacks with new weapons.

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Anonymous and LulzSec taunt FBI amid NATO and News International leaks

Anonymous and LulzSec taunt FBI amid NATO and News International leaks

Hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec have released a taunting message to the FBI, challenging the law enforcement agency in the aftermath of recent arrests of supposed members of the groups. "Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to us as you cannot arrest an idea" the joint statement says. "Any attempt to do so will make your citizens more angry until they will roar in one gigantic choir." Meanwhile, both groups claim to have fresh caches of information, including documents supposedly from NATO.

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LulzSec Hacks Bethesda Softworks And U.S. Senate

LulzSec Hacks Bethesda Softworks And U.S. Senate

The hacker group LulzSec is known for attacking sites more for fun and embarrassment rather than to steal and actually use the compromised personal data. The group has been staying in the headlines lately with attacks on the websites and servers of various prominent organizations including Sony, PBS, CodeMasters, and now game developer Bethesda Softworks and even the U.S. Senate.

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Facebook confesses to anti-Google PR campaign

Facebook confesses to anti-Google PR campaign

Facebook has admitted hiring a PR firm to seed anti-Google news, in an attempt to raise alarm over the search giant's policies toward user privacy. The social network - and public relations firm Burson-Marsteller - confirmed to The Daily Beast that it had offered journalists assistance in writing critical newspaper articles about Google invading privacy.

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Mac App Store receipt hack allows Angry Birds piracy, more

Mac App Store receipt hack allows Angry Birds piracy, more

Apple's Mac App Store may be the first step in the company's plan to treat desktop software just like iOS apps, but it's still encountering a few teething problems. After the installation issues widely reported yesterday, now it's the turn of poor software validation opening the door to easy piracy. It seems that some applications don't entirely follow Apple's guidelines for validating Mac App Store receipts, and so some paid apps - like Angry Birds - can be bootlegged with receipts from free downloads.

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HDCP cracked confirms Intel: piracy chips predicted

HDCP cracked confirms Intel: piracy chips predicted

Intel has confirmed that the supposed HDCP master key - which can be used to unlock the anti-copy protection used on Blu-ray and other media - is legitimate, with company spokesman Tom Waldrop saying that he expects a DRM decoding chip to be the next challenge facing the content production industry.  "We have tested this published material," Waldrop told PCMag, "[and] it does produce product keys ... the net of that means that it is a circumvention of the code."

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Microsoft Kin ROMs tip AT&T, T-Mobile & other carrier support

Microsoft Kin ROMs tip AT&T, T-Mobile & other carrier support

Microsoft were upfront about their plans to launch their new Kin One and Kin Two featurephones not only on Verizon in the US but on Vodafone in Europe, but it looks like multiple other carriers are also in line for the QWERTY handsets.  According to ROM-tinkerer Conflipper, and his excavations through system provisioning files pulled from an early Kin OS build, AT&T, T-Mobile, Fido and various European carriers are all listed.

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