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CyanogenMod 7.1 Android hack released, HP Touchpad inclusion imminent

CyanogenMod 7.1 Android hack released, HP Touchpad inclusion imminent

If there's a king of Android ROMs, aka complete replacement of the visible workings of a mobile device in this case, it's CyanogenMod. For those of you that do not know, CyanogenMod is used by thousands of Android users across the earth, it being the most used Android ROM by far, and today the developers behind the project have announced that it's been upgraded to version 7.1. This version continues to closely replicate Android 2.3 Gingerbread, now with a new laundry list of feature updates as well as a short list of new devices it will work with, including, yes indeed, the HP TouchPad we've been waiting so long to modify.

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Researchers create AR.Drone that can hack into wireless networks

Researchers create AR.Drone that can hack into wireless networks

When the Parrot AR.Drone landed a last year, it was a toy that many of us wanted really badly. We put up our review of the AR.Drone from Parrot last December and liked the toy pretty well. I am surprised that it has taken so long for us to see hacks that use the AR.Drone for things that are potentially nefarious. Hackers have created an AR.Drone that can hack into wireless networks while flying.

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Hackers lift CIA, MI6, Mossad, Google, Twitter, Facebook security certificates

Hackers lift CIA, MI6, Mossad, Google, Twitter, Facebook security certificates

As it appeared that a group of hackers had successfully stolen a set of over 500 SSL certificates from a group by the name of DigiNotar, Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft see threat as too great and set in motion the permanent blocking of all digital certificates issued by DigiNotar. For those of you who have no idea what these security certificates do, just know that the holders of said certificates could, in one instance, set of a scam in which they appear to have a legitimate site (such as Gmail, for example), but once you've entered your name and password, they've intercepted it and have full access. It is this amongst many other plausible malicious situations that Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft are now guarding against.

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SSL certificates stolen for CIA, MI6, Mossad, and hundreds more by hackers in attack on DigiNotar

SSL certificates stolen for CIA, MI6, Mossad, and hundreds more by hackers in attack on DigiNotar

A Dutch company that sells SSL certificates to hundreds of major companies around the world was hacked recently. The result of the hack was that 500 different SSL certificates for legitimate companies were stolen. That means that a nefarious page could use the stolen SSL certificates and bypass some security lending to possible infection of the computer reviewing the website.

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Police investigations into LulzSec and Anonymous result in two more arrests in England

Police investigations into LulzSec and Anonymous result in two more arrests in England

Suddenly the hackers participating with Anonymous and LulzSec aren't so anonymous. Back at the beginning of August, police tracked down the suspected Anonymous leader going by the name Topiary and arrested him. The teen was arrested and was found to have the details of 750,000 people on his computer. That single arrest was just the start of things as the investigation continued into the two hacker groups.

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Apple’s Newest Intern is also iOS’ Greatest Hacker

Apple’s Newest Intern is also iOS’ Greatest Hacker

When it comes to Apple's mobile platform iOS, this operating system running on the ultra-successful iPhone and iPad as well as iPod Touch, there's a certain word that represents the illegal hacking of the ecosystem: Jailbreaking. When it comes to Jailbreaking, aka beating Apple's security barriers and editing Apple's code as one sees fit, Comex is the man. His site JailbreakMe.com famously made breaking into your iDevice as easy as visiting a website - and he's announced today that he's joining the Apple team as their newest intern.

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Cyanogen Hired by Samsung, Will Continue Work on CyanogenMod for Android

Cyanogen Hired by Samsung, Will Continue Work on CyanogenMod for Android

Hardware company Samsung today has been revealed to have acquired one of the single most notorious names in Android modification, that being Steve Kondik, aka "Cyanogen" of CyanogenMod 7. For those whose life in the after-hours of their day is hacking and pushing their Android devices to the limits, this news has the potential to be much bigger than Google's early morning acquisition of Motorola. How exactly this will affect how Samsung will operate is not yet known - the next most important question, about what's going to happen to CyanogenMod now that Cyanogen himself is working for Samsung, we've got a bit more insight on that side of the situation.

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