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GCHQ Code Breaking Challenge Solved Through Googling

This is quite an amusing story, I’m sure many of you have read about the ‘hacking challenge’ set up by GCHQ and that they are looking to hire hackers cyber-security specialists through non-traditional channels. The thing that tickled me was, well there were two things actually..one that the challenge site was coded in ASP and […]

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Julian Assange Hires Pirate Bay Lawyer

We do write about Julian Assange from time to time – the last time was about WikiLeaks Attacks Causing Rival DDoS Retaliation. Sadly however, the legal issues Mr Assange is facing are nothing to do with his rather famous site, but rather to do with rape. Keep your dick in your pants son, especially if […]

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Apple Bans Security Researcher Charlie Miller For Exposing iOS Exploit

The latest wave in the infosec world is that Apple has banned the well known security researcher – Charlie Miller – from it’s developer program for exposing a new iOS exploit. It’s not really the smartest move as I’m pretty sure anyone as smart as Charlie Miller still has plenty of options – use another […]

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German Federal Trojan (0zapftis/Bundestrojaner) Eavesdrops On Skype, IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger & More

It’s always good to have some news about government conspiracy theories, or in this case government propagated malware. The last case I remember reporting on was – Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture. Now whilst we wouldn’t quite expect that kind of oppressive behaviour from a country like Germany, they do […]

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The U.S. Department of Defense Hit With $4.9B Lawsuit Over Data Breach

We haven’t published anything about the Defense Department for a while, the last news really was the whole RSA SecurID thing which affected some of the US DoD sub-contractors. The latest news is they’ve been hit with a colossal lawsuit of almost $5 Billion! The lawsuit is regarding a recent breach involving a healthcare system […]

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VeriSign Demands The Power To Take Down Websites/Domains

I was scanning the news today, and nothing much was going on. There were some half-arsed stories about Anonymous and LulzSec – but nothing really worth writing about. And then, and then I spotted this, which quite frankly scares the shit out of me. As much as it may well have a use in law […]

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Hackers Get Hold Of Wildcard Google SSL Certificate – Could Hijack Gmail Accounts

One of the big discussions points this week is about a wildcard cert for Google that has leaked out from a Dutch company called DigiNotar. The certificate is good for all Google domains – it’s a *.google.com cert. This is bad news and apparently has been in the wild for a while, some people are […]

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Groupon India Subsidiary Leaks 300,000 Plain Text User Passwords

Oh look! Another data-leak, this was was pretty bad as it contained plain-text passwords (who on earth doesn’t hash their passwords in the DB in 2011?!). Anyway this time it was a Groupon subsidary – Sosata.com which managed to leak the e-mail addresses and plain-text passwords for 300,000 users AND on top of that, Google […]

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