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Apple boots out iPhone super hacker Comex

Apple boots out iPhone super hacker Comex

Nicholas Allegra's launch to fame came from his unusual penchant for hunting down cracks in the iPhone's source code. Known as the hacker Comex, he made himself a venerable thorn in Apple's side after repeatedly releasing JailBreakMe, giving iPhone users worldwide the ability to jailbreak their Apple mobile devices. In a semi-surprising move, Apple gave Allegra an internship, which has come to a sudden end a year later.

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Facebook downtime had nothing to do with Anonymous

Facebook downtime had nothing to do with Anonymous

Yesterday we talked about downtime at a Facebook that was originally thought to be the result of hackers. The rumor that Facebook was down due to hackers attacking their DNS servers stemmed from a twitter account called Anonymous Own3r the tweeted "I'm attacking Facebook rigth now." Facebook later admitted that the downtime and nothing to do with hackers.

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Facebook goes down around the world in apparent Anonymous attack

Facebook goes down around the world in apparent Anonymous attack

If you're trying to get on Facebook at the moment and the site isn't cooperating, you're definitely not alone. The Next Web is reporting that throughout the day, Facebook has gone down in places like Austria, Norway, Germany, Greece, France, Italy, and Sweden. Making things much more interesting is Twitter user AnonymousOwn3r, who is claiming to be the one bringing Facebook to its knees.

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iPhone 5 jailbroken on launch day

iPhone 5 jailbroken on launch day

Whenever a new iPhone arrives, it seems that there's always a race to be the first to jailbreak it. Hacker Grant Paul claims that he's already jailbroken the iPhone 5, less than 24 hours after the the newest iDevice launched in here in the US. Paul posted an image of the iPhone 5 home screen with a shortcut to Cydia to his Twitter account, indicating that he's already managed to jailbreak the the handset.

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US law enforcement charge 24 people for hacking

US law enforcement charge 24 people for hacking

Hacking has become so widespread over the last few years that people are beginning to get more than a little jaded. Hackers are constantly attacking various businesses, government services, and financial institutions around the world. US law enforcement agencies have announced that they have charged 24 suspected hackers in a sting operation spanning four continents.

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WikiLeaks recovers from massive DDoS attack

WikiLeaks recovers from massive DDoS attack

WikiLeaks has recovered from a massive DDoS attack that lasted three days, during which it had to shift much of its content to mirror sites. It's unclear which hacker group or individual may be responsible for the attack, but a former Anonymous member by the name Nyre has already claimed credit for a similar DDoS attack on The Pirate Bay earlier this week that lasted over 24 hours.

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Pirate Bay hit with DDoS attack

Pirate Bay hit with DDoS attack

Torrent website The Pirate Bay has been the target of just about every authority around the globe that fights copyright infringement and piracy. Recently courts in Europe have ordered that the website be blocked by ISPs and people who use the site are finding it increasingly difficult to access. The Pirate Bay is now fighting an attack that has taken it off-line for many users, which is something authorities had a difficult time doing.

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Twitter says accounts hackers posted were mostly banned spammers

Twitter says accounts hackers posted were mostly banned spammers

This week hackers claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous posted details from about 55,000 twitter accounts. The hackers claim to have broken into twitter servers to steal the data. Twitter is now claiming that most of those 55,000 accounts are bogus. In fact, twitter says that most of those accounts that were published were for accounts that are banned for spamming.

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Google increases payout to friendly hackers

Google increases payout to friendly hackers

Google has been offering up rewards to security researchers and hackers to find flaws or bugs in its programming for a while. There have been several people that have collected rewards for finding these bugs by notifying Google rather than trying to exploit the issues. Google has now announced that it has increased the available rewards for reporting bugs to as much as $20,000 per bug.

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