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LastPass hacked, users warned to change master passwords

LastPass hacked, users warned to change master passwords

LastPass is a service for users that is free and adds a browser extension that is supposed to remember all the passwords a user has for various passwords on websites and other things online. The LastPass company has announced that the service was apparently hacked by outside sources and that an unspecified amount of data was transferred away from the servers.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 18 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Monday bought with it news that Nintendo was set to unveil a replacement for the Wii console at E3 this summer. The console itself is due to land for purchase sometime next year according to reports. The biggest story of the week has been the Sony PSN outage. Sony admitted that the Dev accounts and user accounts were hacked by outside sources.

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YouTube Boots Anonymous

YouTube Boots Anonymous

Anonymous has been picking up operations in the wake of WikiLeaks. They are known for spreading their doctrinal messages through YouTube. Today, the folks over at YouTube said, "enough is enough" and pulled the three videos for Operation Sony, Operation Sony Update and Operation Black Out citing Terms of Service violations. Operation Black Out is the most recent video posted by the international hacktivist collective. They voiced their position regarding New Zealand's new copyright legislation, the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill. Does this have anything to do with Anon finally turning their Low Orbit Ion Cannons aka LOIC toward a national entity?

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Vatican says, “Hacking is A-OK”

Vatican says, “Hacking is A-OK”

Father Antonio Spadero wrote an article for the Civilta Cattolica that lauds the spirit of hacking. Hackers were vilified in the media during the 1990s. Because of that treatment the word hacker took on a different meaning as it spread into the common vernacular. This popular usage made hacker synonymous with computer criminal. Today, this is changing, and this article stands by the original, correct, and untarnished meaning of the word.

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Microsoft Opens Kinect SDK Up To Hackers

Microsoft Opens Kinect SDK Up To Hackers

Microsoft has proved their support of the "backyard" modding community today. News has just come out that the company will release the Kinect SDK for personal use this March. It will initially only be for non-commercial use. A follow-up commercial SDK has been outed as launching "later", possibly this Fall.

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iPhone Password Broken In 6 Minutes

iPhone Password Broken In 6 Minutes

If you feel safe that your iPhone is secure because you set a password, this might make you a little nervous. Six minutes is all it will take an experienced hacker to break into your iPhone and get all your information. Watch a video of the process after the jump.

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British Man Faces Jail Term for Stealing 400 Billion Zynga Poker Chips

British Man Faces Jail Term for Stealing 400 Billion Zynga Poker Chips

Ashley Mitchell, a 29 year old IT business man plead guilty yesterday to stealing 400 billion Zynga poker chips. Though these were virtual chips, they are worth real money, about $12 million. Mitchell was able to sell about a third of them for £53,000 ($86,000). He hacked into the developer's servers and stole the chips some time between June 30, 2009 and September 7, 2009.

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Google Offering $20,000 Prize to Hack Chrome

Google Offering $20,000 Prize to Hack Chrome

CanSecWest, the world’s leading conference in applied digital security, will be hosting the Pwn2Own contest pitting security researchers and exploit writers against popular web browsers and mobile devices. As part of that, Google is offering a $20,000 cash prize to any hacker who can successfully compromise a Windows 7 machine via Google’s Chrome web browser.

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