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Two million social media account credentials stolen and published

Two million social media account credentials stolen and published

The credentials for two million compromised accounts for social media sites and other websites have been posted online. They include credentials for Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, a payroll service, and many others. The security breaches are believed to have been made possible through malware installed on user computers, not weaknesses in the websites themselves.

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Chromecast apps readied for December hackathon

Chromecast apps readied for December hackathon

There's a type of event that's been happening in recent months and years that hardware manufacturers call "hackathons", events where developers are encouraged to bring their biggest and best to the table. For the most part, these hackathon events are pushed to bring apps to platforms that have a distinct lack of software partners. In the case of the upcoming Chromecast hackathon, Google is encouraging the world to continue boosting the already-blossoming environment of Chromecast apps in place today.

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Battlefield 4 PC DDoS attacks lead to PS4 woes

Battlefield 4 PC DDoS attacks lead to PS4 woes

Battlefield 4 gamers have had a rough time over the last few days, with a string of DDoS attacks having taken place over the weekend. The PC game took a hit, and the problem rolled over into various crashes and issues affecting PlayStation 4 gamers. The attackers are yet unknown, but they went after EA's Origin servers, which initiated the round of problems.

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CyanogenMod Installer launching today on Google Play [UPDATE]

CyanogenMod Installer launching today on Google Play [UPDATE]

This afternoon the team at Cyanogen Inc. have made clear their intention to launch the CyanogenMod Installer to Google Play for Android. This app will made the CyanogenMod Project a reality in as simple a manner possible for users of Android who wish to work with a unique user interface for their Android device. Unlike most "launchers", this app installs the CyanogenMod ROM, effectively an operating system replacement for Android devices, top to bottom.

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GCHQ hacked GRX and OPEC employees via Quantum inserts, Snowden papers show

GCHQ hacked GRX and OPEC employees via Quantum inserts, Snowden papers show

A new analysis of the Snowden papers by German magazine Der Spiegel shows GCHQ--the English counterpart to the US's NSA--served false copies of LinkedIn and Slashdot pages to install malware on a few target individuals' computers. This latest revelation is not a mass spying program, but a server-heavy, speed-dependent initiative to spy on key individuals deemed to be assets by the GCHQ. Targets included employees of GRX providers Comfon, Mach (now owned by Syniverse), and nine members of OPEC, the global oil cartel.

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Adobe breach affected 150 million accounts

Adobe breach affected 150 million accounts

AnonNews.org this weekend posted a 3.8 GB file listing over 150 million Adobe account usernames and hashed passwords stolen in the late September breach that came to light Oct. 3, reports Krebs Online Security. 38 million users were directly affected and have already been contacted by Adobe to change their passwords. That figure is above and beyond the 2.9 million accounts whose encrypted credit card information was stolen. The breach, it is now known, also included stolen source code for more of Adobe's programs than previously believed.

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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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Syrian Electronic Army hacks President Obama’s websites, social media

Syrian Electronic Army hacks President Obama’s websites, social media

The Syrian Electronic Army hacked US President Barack Obama's nonprofit website Organizing for Action last night, sending reverberations throughout the President's social media presence. The SEA proceeded to hack into the President's campaign website as well as OFA's custom URL shortener. It then began posting pro-SEA URL redirects to the President's Twitter and Facebook accounts, among other politically motivated mischief. As of this afternoon, most of the fallout has been cleaned up.

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