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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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FBI Vault website has memo from Roswell crash investigator

FBI Vault website has memo from Roswell crash investigator

This has to be a hoax, so take this with a grain of salt the size of Everest. According to Gizmodo a file has been spied on the FBI Vault website where old documents are put for the public to peruse that is a report on the infamous 1947 crash in Roswell, New Mexico that some believe was a UFO crash. The government has long maintained the crash was a weather balloon.

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OpenBSD FBI backdoors probably planned admits founder, but unlikely to have survived

OpenBSD FBI backdoors probably planned admits founder, but unlikely to have survived

OpenBSD project chief Theo de Raadt has said that he accepts contracting firm NETSEC "was probably contracted to write backdoors" into the open-source platform, but believes none of the exploit code made it into the eventual tree. The comments come as early investigations are made into OpenBSD code following allegations by an ex-NETSEC programmer that the FBI paid to have backdoor access installed into the OS.

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OpenBSD coder denies FBI backdoor allegations

OpenBSD coder denies FBI backdoor allegations

One of the developers named in the OpenBSD backdoor allegations has denied any involvement, with Jason L. Wright arguing that the work he carried out on the OS related instead to device drivers and demanding an apology. Former OpenBSD coder Gregory Perry made claims earlier this month that the FBI had installed covert backdoor access into the popular open-source platform, so as to allow the bureau to monitor VPN and other traffic.

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FBI backdoors in OpenBSD claims covert coder

FBI backdoors in OpenBSD claims covert coder

Allegations that the FBI paid open-source developers to install back-door access in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD have emerged, with a former developer claiming he was among a team responsible for the covert modifications. Coder Gregory Perry claims that his non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with the FBI "has recently expired" and, in an email to OpenBSD project chief Theo de Raadt, names developers he says submitted security-compromised code. Perry also suggests that OpenBSD's DARPA funding was cut back in 2003 after the organization "caught wind of the fact that these backdoors were present."

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FBI demand GPS bug back from tracked US student

FBI demand GPS bug back from tracked US student

When you take your car in for an oil change, you expect them to suggest rotating your tires as well; you generally don't expect to find an FBI GPS tracking device magnetically clinging to the chassis.  That's just what California student Yasir Afifi discovered, however, and after a friend posted images of the device on Reddit he had a visit from a half-dozen FBI investigators wanting their gadget back.  According to them, if he didn't hand the tracker over - which a friend had suggested selling, attaching to another, random car, or even throwing into a lake - they were "going to make this much more difficult for you if you don’t cooperate."

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