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New Zealand Prime Minister Apologizes For Unlawful Treatment Of Megaupload Founder
2012-09-27 13:34:33

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online January´s raid on Kim Schmitz´s (aka Kim Dotcom) elaborate New Zealand mansion has been largely discussed and debated, both online and in court.  Dotcom is the founder of Megaupload, a large file sharing network which has since been shut down as American authorities unrelenting pursuit of the site founder aims to bring him to US soil and the justice they feel he deserves. Dotcom had claimed the raid was far too...

2012-09-16 23:01:45

Recently an anonymous splinter group, AntiSec, announced that they had hacked an FBI laptop and found a file with more than 12 million Apple iOS UDIDs. The VPNReviewz CEO discusses the implications and what to do to find out if yours is on the list and what to do if it is, and what to do to keep it off if it isn´t. (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 The recent announcement of the supposed hack of FBI agent supervisors´ laptop has received a lot of attention in the media. “The actual...

FBI Arrests Former Anonymous Member During Chat Session
2012-09-14 07:07:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Barrett Brown, a former spokesman for the hacker group Anonymous, was arrested during an FBI raid on his home late Wednesday in Dallas, Texas, officials said on Thursday. Carmen Castro, spokeswoman for the Dallas County Sheriff´s Office, said the raid took place shortly before 11 pm, and just hours after Brown had posted an online video threatening an FBI agent. Brown was turned over to FBI custody Thursday morning, Castro...

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2012-09-10 19:36:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Last week, an arm of hacking collective Anonymous claimed they used a Java exploit and hacked into an FBI agent's Dell computer, thereby lifting around 12 million Apple UDIDs, or unique device identifiers. In an apparent attempt to publicly shame the FBI, AntiSec released 1 million of these UDIDs, which were stripped of all personal information, to the Internet for perusal by other hackers. The next day, both Apple and the FBI...

Facial Recognition Added To FBI's Arsenal
2012-09-10 11:04:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While we still may have no clue as to why the FBI had some 12 million Apple UDIDs, the fact they are now in the hands of a hacking collective is enough reason to question the federal agency´s ability to keep data safe. So, while it may be good news for some that the FBI is finally moving away from the relatively ancient fingerprint system for identifying criminals to facial recognition, some privacy groups are beginning...

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2012-09-05 21:06:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The big news yesterday (well, before Apple brilliantly announced their September 12th iPhone announcement) came from hacker group AntiSec (an arm of Anonymous) about the alleged theft of 12 million Apple UDIDs. AntiSec said they stripped these UDIDs of any personal information and posted 1 million of these unique identifiers on several sites online. The group claimed to have lifted a file from an FBI agent´s Dell laptop and posted...

AntiSec Claims Theft Of UDID's From FBI Computer
2012-09-04 08:40:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online AntiSec, an Anonymous hacking group, has posted a file they say contains millions of Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) after stealing said file from the FBI. Using a vulnerability in Java, a government laptop was hacked earlier this year and a file was lifted which is said to have contained nearly 12 million UDIDs. This breach could be quite serious, as UDIDs contain intensely personal information, such as device names,...