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We Just Built Skynet in the Desert, Now What?

We Just Built Skynet in the Desert, Now What?

Dominic Basulto BigThink.com    Ten years after 9/11, the National Security Agency (NSA) is close to putting the finishing touches on what will be the single biggest spy center in the country. According to James Bamford of WIRED, this new one million-square foot spy complex in the Utah Desert will actually be …

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Fight Censorship With Low Orbit Server Stations

Fight Censorship With Low Orbit Server Stations

The Hacker News   One of the world’s largest BitTorrent sites “The Pirate Bay” is going to put servers on GPS-controlled aircraft drones in order to evade authorities who are looking to shut the site down. In a Sunday blog post, The Pirate Bay announced new “Low Orbit Server Stations” …

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US Government Expects Major Cyber Attack

US Government Expects Major Cyber Attack

Pam Benson CNN – Security Clearance    The United States will soon suffer a catastrophic cyberattack if it doesn’t act now to prevent it, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warned Thursday. “The clock is ticking and winding down,” Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said at a hearing on the …

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AntiSec Hackers Hit US Police Supplier

The Nation   Hackers identifying themselves with the Antisec movement have attacked the site of a company that sells equipment to US law enforcers such as the police. A message posted over New York Ironwork’s homepage said it was a “tribute to Jeremy Hammond”. Mr Hammond has been accused of …

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Cyber Attack on New York Power Grid

Eric Engleman and Chris Strohm Bloomberg   The Obama administration simulated a cyber attack on New York City’s power supply in a Senate demonstration aimed at winning support for legislation to boost the nation’s computer defenses. Senators from both parties gathered behind closed doors in the U.S. Capitol yesterday for the …

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Cyber Threat From China

Siobahn Gorman Wall Street Journal   WASHINGTON—China almost certainly would mount a cyberattack on the U.S. in the event of a conflict, and the U.S. has no clear policy to determine how to respond appropriately, a congressional advisory panel is set to warn on Thursday. In a lengthy report analyzing …

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Curiosity Pwned the Cat

th3 j35t3r   ‘Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret’.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson At the beginning of this week just hours before the news of Hector Monsegur’s arrest broke, many of you will have noticed that my twitter profile pic changed from the usual ‘Jester Mask’ to a QR-Code. The timing of this subtle …

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Firefox Addon Allows Clueless to Hack Facebook

Darlene Storm ComputerWorld    Even if you were drunk and surfing at a Wi-Fi hotspot, you probably wouldn’t stand up and shout your username and password for anyone who might want it. But an attacker does not need to find out your username and password. If you thought that capturing …

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GitHub Hacked – Millions of Projects at Risk

Sebastian Anthony ExtremeTech .com   GitHub, one of the largest repositories of commercial and open source software on the web, has been hacked. Over the weekend, developer Egor Homakov exploited a gaping vulnerability in GitHub that allowed him (or anyone else with basic hacker know-how) to gain administrator access to …

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LulzSec Brought Down by Own Leader

Jana Winter FoxNews.com   EXCLUSIVE: Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader — who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months — …

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