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#Hacking

# hacking - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail
# The Lockout
# The Lockout

Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail

Oct 21st 2014, 4:55 PM 13,232 Views 11 Comments

Introducing: Security Key

# hacking - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO
# Spying
# Spying

Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO

Oct 14th 2014, 4:12 PM 2,880 Views 2 Comments

The flaw, dubbed ‘Sandworm’, allowed spies to gain access to computers using all versions of Windows for PCs and servers during the past five years.

Dropbox distances itself from claims that 7 million accounts were hacked
# Security Concerns
# Security Concerns

Dropbox distances itself from claims that 7 million accounts were hacked

Oct 14th 2014, 11:54 AM 4,969 Views 5 Comments

The cloud-storage service issued a statement, saying it wasn’t hacked and that usernames and passwords were stolen from other services.

# hacking - Friday 3 October, 2014

Hackers have figured out a major security flaw in USB sticks
# BadUSB
# BadUSB

Hackers have figured out a major security flaw in USB sticks

Oct 3rd 2014, 6:39 PM 19,543 Views 9 Comments

Even completely deleting the contents of a USB stick wouldn’t get rid of the dangerous code.

# hacking - Monday 29 September, 2014

Tory MP claims entrapment over Sunday Mirror sexting sting
# Sophie
# Sophie

Tory MP claims entrapment over Sunday Mirror sexting sting

Sep 29th 2014, 10:04 AM 21,318 Views 28 Comments

Mark Pritchard claims he was contacted by the paper for the story which took down a UK Minister.

# hacking - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

British newspaper group admits liability in four cases of phone hacking
# Admission
# Admission

British newspaper group admits liability in four cases of phone hacking

Sep 24th 2014, 10:01 PM 4,851 Views 5 Comments

In a statement, the company said it has apologised to the people involved and as agreed to pay compensation.

# hacking - Monday 22 September, 2014

'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack
# Privacy
From The Daily Edge
# Privacy

'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack

Sep 22nd 2014, 10:50 AM 28,749 Views 66 Comments

A second wave of nude photos, apparently of female celebrities, have been posted online.

# hacking - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
# Online Security
# Online Security

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:00 PM 82 Views 17 Comments

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

CNN is very confused about this hacking business, thinks 4Chan is a person
# Who Is 4chan
From The Daily Edge
# Who Is 4chan

CNN is very confused about this hacking business, thinks 4Chan is a person

Sep 3rd 2014, 5:26 PM 3,602 Views 2 Comments

“Who is this 4Chan person?”

# hacking - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Had a Paddy Power account in 2010? You need to read this
# Hacking
# Hacking

Had a Paddy Power account in 2010? You need to read this

Jul 31st 2014, 2:39 PM 35,059 Views 31 Comments

The company has alerted An Garda Síochána and the Data Protection Commissioner’s office about the incident.

# hacking - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Julian Assange loses bid to scrap arrest warrant, is told to be 'man enough' to face sex charges
# Assault
# Assault

Julian Assange loses bid to scrap arrest warrant, is told to be 'man enough' to face sex charges

Jul 17th 2014, 8:03 AM 9,837 Views 62 Comments

Assange has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for more than two years

# hacking - Friday 4 July, 2014

David Cameron's former aide sentenced to 18 months in prison
# Hacking
# Hacking

David Cameron's former aide sentenced to 18 months in prison

Jul 4th 2014, 10:28 AM 5,325 Views 25 Comments

Coulson had been found guilty of phone hacking.

# hacking - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Phone hacking jury dismissed after failing to reach a verdict on extra charges
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Phone hacking jury dismissed after failing to reach a verdict on extra charges

Jun 25th 2014, 3:46 PM 3,945 Views 1 Comment

Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, who oversaw the investigation, said it was not “an attack on press freedom”.

# hacking - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Explainer: How Tweetdeck made a balls of things in 12 easy steps
# Fail
From The Daily Edge
# Fail

Explainer: How Tweetdeck made a balls of things in 12 easy steps

Jun 12th 2014, 9:52 AM 13,861 Views 7 Comments

It wasn’t hacked. And you don’t need to change your password.

# hacking - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time

May 27th 2014, 9:54 PM 16,919 Views 32 Comments

Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as Sabu, taught the US government about the inner workings of hacking collectives like Anonymous.

# hacking - Monday 19 May, 2014

Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case
# Hacking
# Hacking

Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case

May 19th 2014, 4:31 PM 10,284 Views 15 Comments

Those who bought BlackShades could use it to secretly take control of a user’s webcam or computer, and hold them to ransom.

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers
# Phone-y War
# Phone-y War

Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers

May 19th 2014, 1:40 PM 6,540 Views 41 Comments

The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.

# hacking - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

News of the World hacked Kate Middleton's phone 155 times, trial is told
# Phone Hacking
# Phone Hacking

News of the World hacked Kate Middleton's phone 155 times, trial is told

May 14th 2014, 5:36 PM 16,812 Views 0 Comments

Former royal editor Clive Goodman illegally listened to the messages of Kate and Princes William and Harry, the court was told.

# hacking - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Eircom.net email user? Change your password after an attempted hacking of the service
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

Eircom.net email user? Change your password after an attempted hacking of the service

May 1st 2014, 8:47 AM 19,040 Views 31 Comments

As soon as the company realised there had been an intrusion, it restricted access to eliminate a threat.

# hacking - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it
# Cyber Crime
# Cyber Crime

The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:13 AM 4,482 Views 5 Comments

The study from PWC found that cybercrime in Ireland has risen from 24 per cent to 45 per cent since 2011.

# hacking - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that
# Cold Storage
# Cold Storage

Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that

Apr 22nd 2014, 10:55 AM 8,933 Views 23 Comments

Both BitVendo and Merrion Vaults are allowing bitcoin owners to store the crypto-currency through cold storage, a service which stores them offline and protects them from security breaches.

# hacking - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Princess Diana leaked a royal phone book to the News of the World
# Heard In Court
# Heard In Court

Princess Diana leaked a royal phone book to the News of the World

Mar 13th 2014, 5:31 PM 19,305 Views 19 Comments

The claim was made by the paper’s former royal editor.

# hacking - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Bitcoin bank forced to shut down after all of its coins were stolen
# Hack Attack
# Hack Attack

Bitcoin bank forced to shut down after all of its coins were stolen

Mar 4th 2014, 2:16 PM 15,682 Views 53 Comments

A lack of resources has forced Flexcoin to shut down after 896 bitcoin, worth €446,000, were stolen by hackers on Sunday.

# hacking - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images
# Spying
# Spying

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images

Feb 27th 2014, 5:19 PM 12,384 Views 39 Comments

In one six-month period in 2008, the British spy agency collected webcam imagery from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world.

Researchers create simulation virus that spreads via WiFi
# Infection
# Infection

Researchers create simulation virus that spreads via WiFi

Feb 27th 2014, 2:50 PM 7,829 Views 14 Comments

The virus, named Chameleon, searches for weaknesses within WiFi networks and infects them before automatically seeking other vulnerable access points.

# hacking - Monday 24 February, 2014

Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'

Feb 24th 2014, 5:55 PM 8,432 Views 27 Comments

… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.

# hacking - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Brooks cleared on charge of paying for photo of Prince William in a bikini
# No Strings
# No Strings

Brooks cleared on charge of paying for photo of Prince William in a bikini

Feb 20th 2014, 2:48 PM 14,000 Views 1 Comment

The photo was taken at a 007-themed party that the prince was attending with Kate Middleton in 2006.

# hacking - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

“I don’t know what ‘anomalies’ are” — Howlin on GSOC findings
# BUGGING
# BUGGING

“I don’t know what ‘anomalies’ are” — Howlin on GSOC findings

Feb 11th 2014, 9:56 AM 8,150 Views 66 Comments

Ministers are being briefed by Alan Shatter this morning, following his meeting yesterday with the Garda Ombudsman Commission.

# hacking - Monday 10 February, 2014

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging
# Hacking
# Hacking

Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging

Feb 10th 2014, 8:34 AM 8,218 Views 72 Comments

The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.

# hacking - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Shatter urged to comment on report of bugging at Garda Ombudsman office
# Eavesdropping
# Eavesdropping

Shatter urged to comment on report of bugging at Garda Ombudsman office

Feb 9th 2014, 6:19 PM 17,799 Views 158 Comments

A report today claimed emails, wi-fi and phone systems were hacked and a phone in a conference room at the building was bugged.

# hacking - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

I hacked Daniel Craig's phone, says journalist
# News Of The World
# News Of The World

I hacked Daniel Craig's phone, says journalist

Jan 28th 2014, 4:42 PM 9,496 Views 7 Comments

A former News of the World journalist said he used phone hacking to find out about an affair between Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller.

# hacking - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany
# Malware
# Malware

Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:08 AM 7,118 Views 2 Comments

The BSI uncovered the security breach after it ran an analysis of botnets, which can be used to carry out attacks.

# hacking - Monday 20 January, 2014

'123456' tops list of worst passwords of 2013
# Security
# Security

'123456' tops list of worst passwords of 2013

Jan 20th 2014, 7:00 PM 25,757 Views 22 Comments

Other gems included “abc123,” “qwerty,” “iloveyou,” and “password.”

# hacking - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers

Jan 15th 2014, 10:56 AM 10,198 Views 61 Comments

The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.

# hacking - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen
# Hacking
# Hacking

Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen

Dec 11th 2013, 7:28 AM 13,359 Views 26 Comments

If you use public wi-fi systems, you should read this.

# hacking - Friday 1 November, 2013

Former NOTW editor Andy Coulsen told journalist 'do his phone', court hears
# Phone Hacking Trial
# Phone Hacking Trial

Former NOTW editor Andy Coulsen told journalist 'do his phone', court hears

Nov 1st 2013, 5:37 PM 5,861 Views 0 Comments

Coulson, who later became Prime Minister David Cameron’s media chief, denies conspiring to illegally access celebrities’ voicemail messages in a scandal that forced tycoon Rupert Murdoch to shut the paper in 2011.

# hacking - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Court hears Brooks and Coulson had six-year affair
# News Of The World
# News Of The World

Court hears Brooks and Coulson had six-year affair

Oct 31st 2013, 9:38 PM 11,826 Views 0 Comments

Brooks’ affair with Coulson was revealed in a love letter dated February 2004 that was found on her computer, the court heard today.

# hacking - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

UK newspapers go to court to block press regulation system
# Press Regulation
# Press Regulation

UK newspapers go to court to block press regulation system

Oct 30th 2013, 11:45 AM 4,882 Views 14 Comments

The publishers are seeking an injunction over a new charter drawn up by Britain’s three main political parties after their proposals for a self-regulation were rejected.

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared
# Cybercrime
# Cybercrime

Adobe security breach much worse than originally feared

Oct 30th 2013, 10:01 AM 9,504 Views 14 Comments

An attack by hackers had been initially estimated to affect three million customers but it is now believe 38 million accounts have been compromised.