Archive for October 1st, 2007

Mozilla Officially Retracts “Ten Fucking Days”

October 1, 2007

This is the official Mozilla word: This is not our policy. We do not think security is a game, nor do we issue challenges or ultimatums. We are proud of our track record of quickly releasing critical security patches, often in days. We work hard to ship fixes as fast as possible because it keeps people safe.

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Fgpyyih804423 in 160 seconds. How Safe is Your Windows Password?

October 1, 2007

The multi-platform password cracker Ophcrack is incredibly fast. How fast? It can crack the password “Fgpyyih804423” in 160 seconds. Most people would consider that password fairly secure…

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World Wide Web War Games: 8 Ways a Competitor Can Sabotage Your Site

October 1, 2007

“Competition on the web is fierce and getting more ruthless by the day. Some webmasters have resorted to using dirty tricks, known as “Google bowling,” to sabotage competing websites. Arm yourself with knowledge and protect your site from these techniques that may be used to undermine your site’s reputation.”

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A Simple 10 Question Quiz Tests Your Knowledge of Online Scams

October 1, 2007

Think you’re smart at recognizing online scams? Well you are on Digg, but do you have the skillz to find the Nigerian bad guys…

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U.S. Airport Screeners Are Watching What You Read

October 1, 2007

International travelers concerned about being labeled a terrorist or drug runner by secret Homeland Security algorithms may want to be careful what books they read on the plane. Newly revealed records show the government is storing such information for years.

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Storm Worm Erupts Into Worst Virus Sustained Attack In the Last 2 Years

October 1, 2007

“We are basically in the midst of an incredibly large attack,” said Adam Swidler, a senior manager with security company Postini. “It’s the most sustained attack that we’ve seen. There’s been nine to 10 days straight days of attack at this level.”

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Pictures: Top Active United States Military Fighter Jets

October 1, 2007

Summary Fighter jets have long been a staple of any successful military campaign. They are fast, effective, expensive and highly lethal machines, capable of traveling long distances with enormous firepower and guns. This article introduces us to the five top military jet fighters in service today.

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AT&T: Spying on the Home Front

October 1, 2007

So I began to connect the two, because it seemed quite logical at least that if they are looking for large amounts of Internet data to sift through and vacuum up, what would be a perfect place? It would be in the Internet room at a place like AT&T. And lo and behold, the NSA guy shows up. …

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RFID powder, yeah, powder

October 1, 2007

0.05mm x 0.05mm RFID chips. The new chips are 64 times smaller than the previous record holder, the 0.4mm x 0.4mm mu-chips, and nine times smaller than Hitachi’s last year prototype, and yet still make room for a 128-bit ROM that can store a unique 38-digit ID number

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Hackers Smack Anti-Piracy Firm MediaDefender Again and Again

October 1, 2007

Hackers are taking credit for at least three breaches at anti-piracy firm MediaDefender. The newly revealed attacks threaten to turn what started as an embarrassing e-mail leak into a full-blown security meltdown for the company.

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