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Security researchers hack car computers with common parts

Security researchers hack car computers with common parts

Modern cars all have so many computerized accessories and safety systems inside that they need a computer brain to control things. The problem is that these computer brains are often not secure at all leaving them vulnerable to hackers. A pair of security researchers have devised a device that can hack the computer inside a car and takeover systems.

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Passwords stolen in Bell Canada hack surface on the web

Passwords stolen in Bell Canada hack surface on the web

Canadian wireless carrier Bell Canada has admitted that the user names and passwords stolen in a recent hack have turned up on the web. The carrier says that the usernames and passwords of 22,421 of its small business users were stolen and illegally posted on the web this weekend.

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Russian spy caught snooping on Facebook traffic using Tor exit nodes

Russian spy caught snooping on Facebook traffic using Tor exit nodes

Two researchers were recently using custom software to test out Tor exit nodes for suspicious behavior and discovered something interesting. The researcher spent four months studying Tor exit nodes and found that somewhere in Russia a network of wiretapped exit nodes exists and the person or persons operating them are particularly interested in Facebook use.

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Hacker charged for mining data from US Missile Defense Agency, NASA

Hacker charged for mining data from US Missile Defense Agency, NASA

Every now and again, something happens that causes one to question whether common sense is as common as believed, not the least of which is when someone brags in a public space about doing something illegal. Such was the case regarding Lauri Love, a British man who has been charged for hacking both NASA and the US military alongside hacking compatriots and then boasting about doing so on Twitter.

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Government charges 13 alleged Anonymous members

Government charges 13 alleged Anonymous members

The United States government has filed charges against thirteen members of the hacking collective Anonymous, according to Reuters. The alleged members of the group were hit with a grand jury indictment today on charges of various hackery said to have taken place as part of Operation Payback. The indictment took place in a U.S. District Court in Virginia.

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Zuckerberg’s Facebook wall gets bug report from hacker

Zuckerberg’s Facebook wall gets bug report from hacker

A hacker who goes by the name of Khalil says he was forced to submit a bug report via Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook wall today after his attempts to submit through traditional means were ignored. The Palestinian information system expert says he found a vulnerability in Facebook's security system that wall posts from non-friends.

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Syrian Electronic Army leader discusses Twitter hacks in interview

Syrian Electronic Army leader discusses Twitter hacks in interview

The Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for numerous Twitter hacks, most of which have proved more annoying than anything else. The hacking collective has stated its intentions in different ways through various tweets over the course of many hacks, but now has done so in a bit more direct way. The self-designated leader of the collective has discussed the group in an interview with The Daily Beast.

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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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Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg receives Swedish jail sentence

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg receives Swedish jail sentence

Back in September, we reported that one of The Pirate Bay's founders, Gottrid Svartholm Warg, had been sent to Sweden by Cambodia, where he was arrested at his apartment. The issue resulted from a sentence in 2009, which was appealed and reduced to a few months and a multi-million fine. Today he received a jail sentence for a separate hacking case.

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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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