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RIM’s PlayBook Rooted With Hack Named Dingleberry
2011-12-01 11:05:32

Research In Motion´s Blackberry devices are known for their robust security, in fact it could be argued that it may be its only remaining selling feature. However a trio of hackers have found a way to crack the OS of the Blackberry Playbook with the schoolboy-inspired name "dingleberry," CNET´s Eric Mack is reporting. RIM, in a response to questions about the hack, is looking into the claim, and if a jailbreak is confirmed has pledged to release a patch to plug the possible...

Electronic Voting Machines Are Unsafe From Hackers
2011-10-01 07:10:25

Computer scientists have demonstrated a way that hackers can use off-the-shelf hardware to tamper with electronic voting machines. The Diebold AccuVote TS electronic voting machine will be used to cast ballots for the 2012 presidential elections. A hacker could insert a small circuit board between the components connecting the touch screen of the device to its microprocessor. The $10.50 card then controls the information flowing into the machine's internal processor, which allows...

Hackers Used MySQL.com To Help Distribute Malware
2011-09-27 12:50:06

The website hosting the open-source MySQL was hacked on Monday to help serve up malware to Internet users. Hackers installed JavaScript code onto MySQL.com that tricked users into updating out-of-date browsers or unlatched versions of Adobe Flash, Reader or Java on their Windows PC. Armorize researchers said the hack caused people visiting the site to be redirected to a site to install malware using code from the Blackhole exploit kit. Wayne Huang, Armorize's CEO, said his team has...

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2011-08-06 05:35:00

The US Defense Department is recruiting hackers to help it bolster its defenses against cyberattacks, a former hacker now working with the government said on Thursday. The program, known as Cyber Fast Track, was announced by Peiter Zatko during a keynote speech at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, according to John D. Sutter of CNN.com. The program, he says, "is aimed at hackers and computer security experts" and officially launched Wednesday. According to Tabassum Zakaria of Reuters,...

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2011-08-03 05:45:00

News International said on Tuesday that thousands of people who entered competitions on The Sun website may have had personal information stolen. The publisher said the data was taken when the site was hacked on July 19. The company said it had reported the matter to the police and the Information Commissioner. News International said in a statement: "We take customer data extremely seriously and are working with the relevant authorities to resolve this matter. "We are directly contacting...

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2011-07-07 11:35:00

Security experts are saying that hackers have disclosed a bug in Apple Inc.'s mobile operating system that could be exploited by criminals looking to gain remote access over iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. The security flaw in Apple's iOS was noticed Wednesday as the website www.jailbreakme.com released code that Apple customers can use to modify the iOS operating system. Some Apple customers choose to "jail break" their devices so they can download and run applications Apple did not...

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2011-07-04 12:50:00

The AntiSec hacking campaign claims it has broken into Apple's systems and posted alleged user names and passwords from one of the company's servers. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, AntiSec includes hackers from Anonymous and the decommissioned group LulzSec.  ZDNet's Jason O'Grady said that 9to5 Mac considers the document posted by AntiSec to be relatively benign. Apple has not confirmed the security breach, but AntiSec claims its victim was a technical support...

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2011-06-07 12:37:23

EMC Ltd., a data storage company, has offered to replace millions of potentially compromised "SecurID" electronic keys after hackers used data stolen from its RSA security division to break into Lockheed Martin's network. Hackers attacked Lockheed Martin last month, underscoring a growing threat to U.S. national security. RSA said in a letter published on its website that it confirmed information was taken from it in March. "Certain characteristics of the attack on RSA indicated that the...

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2011-04-30 05:30:00

Hackers claiming responsibility for a recent huge security breach of Sony's online gaming network said they are now trying to sell PlayStation owners' credit card details, according to a report by the NY Times. The discussions discovered on hacker forums suggest that as many as 2.2 million credit card numbers, as well as names, addresses, usernames and passwords, could have been stolen. Some hackers have even said they are trying to sell the list for $100,000 plus. The claims were relayed...

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2011-03-29 06:05:37

According to a new study, intellectual property and business secrets are quickly becoming popular targets for cyber hackers and thieves. Research and a subsequent report by Web security firm McAfee found that hackers are specializing in stolen trade secrets, marketing tools, R&D reports and source codes from corporate networks. As many companies make the move into cloud or third-party hosting networks, McAfee is urging them to scrutinize those who are looking after their data. "Cyber...