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Displaying items by tag: Hackers

Friday, 30 October 2009 06:10

When hackers get the blues

Hacking is often a lonely profession: the wee hours are generally the most productive and communicating with an inanimate object often results in people being unable to interact in a regular manner with their human counterparts.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 05:30

Hackers seek 500,000 resumes

The UK Guardian newspaper has confirmed that a hacking attack on their UK-based GuardianJobs site has 'liberated' around 500,000 resumes.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 03:00

Stolen: 130 million credit & debit card details!

A 28 year old US hacker has been charged with stealing 130 million credit and debit card details from major US retail and financial organisations.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 16 July 2009 18:40

Harry Potter magic whacked by hackers

Forget Voldemort, Harry Potter’s got a new, more human problem: cybercrime. Following the worldwide release of the new Harry Potter film yesterday, it has been discovered that cybercriminals are preying on those looking to download "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" online.

Published in Security
Hacker groups have reported that man-in-the-middle attacks can be used to strip away the benefits of SSL security when transacting online. However, says the inventor of SSL, these are a browser problem and, moreso, they're not so black and white.
Published in Security
Security warnings about the impending Conficker worm attacks on computers around the globe have been with us for a while now, and as iTWire reported just a few days ago, while the predicted apocalypse didn’t engulf the world after all, the worm’s still out there.  But, be warned, we’re now in the midst of a new security threat of large-scale proportions, according to Kapersky!
Sunday, 05 April 2009 16:38

Heavens, what are these hackers up to!

A Christian writers’ website, Faithwriters.com, boasting 1.1 million unique visitors per month has apparently been hacked, with some 40,000 passwords believed to have been stolen and emails compromised, including those of hundreds of writers from Australia and New Zealand.
Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 04 April 2009 17:37

Teens are happy hacking for cash

If you thought that the spotty teen hacker working from a back bedroom was an outdated stereotype now that organised cybercrime is big business, think again. It seems the server room is just as likely to be targeted by teens out to top up their pocket money.
Thursday, 19 March 2009 18:32

Mac hacked in under 10 seconds at PWN2OWN

So just how secure is your Apple computer now that Mac hacker supremo Charlie Miller has broken into a MacBook in less than 10 seconds?

Published in Home Tech
Sunday, 15 March 2009 17:59

BBC exposes global cybercrime risk

The BBC in the UK has reported that it has easily acquired its own botnet controlling thousands of home computers as part of an investigation into global cybercrime.
Published in Deals
Saturday, 07 March 2009 08:51

Are Twitter users becoming porn stars?

Twitter is often accused of being boring, but this weekend many users were discovering their online friends had apparently started a new career as online porn stars.

Published in Home Tech
As a security consultant gets four years in prison for helping to build a botnet which infected a quarter million computers, his IT company boss says he will give him a job when he is released.

Published in Home Tech
Users of popular online music service Spotify are understandably worried by the news of a security breach that, according to many reports, has exposed password and sensitive information. But how accurate are those reports?

Published in Home Tech
A Christian singles website, Singles.org, which claims 30,000 members, has apparently been hacked, with some 9000 passwords believed to have been stolen and emails compromised, according to security firm, Trend Micro.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 09 February 2009 16:34

Kaspersky patch own back yard, but delude self

Technology security firm Kaspersky suffered egg on its face this weekend after a hacker posted details, including screenshots, of a successful SQL injection attack on the firm's web site. Kaspersky have released an official statement which suffers from an amazing dose of reality denial.

Published in Market
Kaspersky is a leading security and anti-virus software company. Yet, this weekend a poster on the hackersblog.org forum demonstrated Kaspersky's web site was vulnerable to exploitation by one of the surely most publicised methods available – SQL injection. Pictures included!
Published in Market
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 20:32

NSW Government job website hacked

The NSW Government has confirmed that a spammed scam job e-mail was actually sent to registered job seekers, with e-mail addresses stolen from their web site.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 21 January 2009 16:23

Top 100 websites targeted by hackers

Ever wondered if that big name website is hosting malicious content or will redirect you to a site that is? Probably not, but in light of a new report out today perhaps you should.

Published in Home Tech
Online criminals are continuing to target high profile websites by hacking them to host drive-by-download malware, with the latest belonging to well-known socialite Paris Hilton.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 15 January 2009 18:10

WiFi password cracking with ATI and NVIDIA

WiFi encryption has just got even less secure now that the Russians reckon you can crack WPA and WPA2 passwords with both ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards.

Published in Home Tech

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