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Hacker selling $700 Yahoo! email exploit

Hacker selling $700 Yahoo! email exploit

Hacker "TheHell" is selling an exploit that allows individuals to hijack a Yahoo! email account. The method is shown off in a video that was posted on Darkode, where the exploit is being sold for $700, and then reposted on YouTube. Yahoo! has been notified and is looking for the security hole, which it says can be fixed in a few hours once discovered.

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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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