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Barnaby Jack, renown hacker, dies at 35

Barnaby Jack, renown hacker, dies at 35

Barnaby Jack, a prolific hacker hailing from New Zealand, has unfortunately passed away in an apartment in San Francisco at the age of 35. The cause of death has not been revealed, but a spokesperson for the local police did say that foul play was not a factor. Jack was scheduled to attend the Black Hat conference next week, an hour of which will now be dedicated to his memory instead.

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Chinese software pirate Xiang Li sentenced to 12 years in federal prison

Chinese software pirate Xiang Li sentenced to 12 years in federal prison

On January 8, we reported that Xiang Li had plead guilty in what was being called the most successful copyright criminal prosecution to ever take place. The pirate ran website Crack99.com, as well as some lesser known domains, which sold copyrighted software at discounted rates. While originally word had it he faced a possible 5 years in prison, his sentencing today slammed him with 12 years.

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Hacker shows how Google Glass could watch its user’s every move

Hacker shows how Google Glass could watch its user’s every move

Jay Freeman, an iOS and Android developer known for his popular Cydia app store accessible by jailbroken iPhones, has discovered a scary security flaw in Google Glass. While toying around with the Explorer edition of Google Glass, Freeman discovered that the device's lack of a PIN code or any other form of authentication could make it easy for hackers to install surveillance malware onto the device.

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Reddit suffers down-time due to DDoS attack

Reddit suffers down-time due to DDoS attack

Reddit was targeted by a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) attack earlier yesterday morning, resulting in some unpleasant downtime for Redditors all around. Why it became the target of an attack is still a mystery, but a Reddit representative told the Huffington Post that "All we know is it is blatantly malicious." Some speculate that the DDoS attack was related to Reddit's manhunt for the Boston Marathon terrorists.

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Federal Aviation Administration says Android plane hijacking isn’t possible

Federal Aviation Administration says Android plane hijacking isn’t possible

On Thursday, a man named Hugo Tesco demonstrated at the Hack in a Box security conference a way to hijack an airplane using an Android device - and nothing else. Obviously, such a claim drew quite a bit of attention, including from the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Administration, both of which have come forward with statements that it simply isn't possible.

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The War Z player data compromised after security breach

The War Z player data compromised after security breach

Those of you who play Hammerpoint's The War Z may want to change your passwords. Hackers have breached databases in The War Z that held personal player info. Players' email addresses, passwords, in-game names, IP addresses, and game log-in credentials have all been compromised. Hammerpoint has temporarily shut down its servers for The War Z and for its forums to address the issue and find out the scope of the damage.

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China agrees to discuss cyber security with U.S.

China agrees to discuss cyber security with U.S.

China is willing to talk with the United States about the ongoing cyber security issues that have befallen them recently. It's been a back and forth war between both the United States and China. The U.S. accused China of hacking into various businesses and news sites, while China insists that they have been the victims of many cyber attacks as well, many of the attacks which supposedly came from the U.S.

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Colin Powell’s Facebook hacker also breached Bush Family e-mail accounts

Colin Powell’s Facebook hacker also breached Bush Family e-mail accounts

It turns out that Colin Powell's Facebook hack wasn't just an isolated incident performed by a 13-year old with good password-guessing skills. The hacker, who is known as Guccifer, is also the same hacker who breached e-mail accounts belonging to over a dozen of George W. Bush's friends and family members. He obtained "interesting e-mails", photos, list of home addresses, cell phone numbers, and more. The hacker even obtained the gate code to Bush's home.

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China calls for global “rules and cooperation” on hacking issues

China calls for global “rules and cooperation” on hacking issues

China has once again denied its involvement in a series of hacks that plagued various entities in the United States, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and several U.S. companies. The Chinese government believes that the allegations were based on groundless facts and that this is just some scheme to worsen China's reputation.

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