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# Hacking

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# Threat
Was the Russian government behind White House computer hacking?
The White House says it takes the breach very seriously.
# Careful Now
Apple posts new security warning for iCloud users
There are numerous reports of attacks on iClouds users in China.
# the lockout
Now you can use an actual, physical USB key to log in to Gmail
Introducing: Security Key
# Spying
Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO
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.
# Security concerns
Dropbox distances itself from claims that 7 million accounts were hacked
The cloud-storage service issued a statement, saying it wasn’t hacked and that usernames and passwords were stolen from other services.
# BadUSB
Hackers have figured out a major security flaw in USB sticks
Even completely deleting the contents of a USB stick wouldn’t get rid of the dangerous code.
# sophie
Tory MP claims entrapment over Sunday Mirror sexting sting
Mark Pritchard claims he was contacted by the paper for the story which took down a UK Minister.
# Admission
British newspaper group admits liability in four cases of phone hacking
In a statement, the company said it has apologised to the people involved and as agreed to pay compensation.
# Privacy
'Rihanna and Kim Kardashian' among victims of second massive nude photo hack
A second wave of nude photos, apparently of female celebrities, have been posted online.
Voices
Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…
# who is 4chan
CNN is very confused about this hacking business, thinks 4Chan is a person
“Who is this 4Chan person?”
# Hacking
Had a Paddy Power account in 2010? You need to read this
The company has alerted An Garda Síochána and the Data Protection Commissioner’s office about the incident.
# Assault
Julian Assange loses bid to scrap arrest warrant, is told to be 'man enough' to face sex charges
Assange has been holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for more than two years
# Hacking
David Cameron's former aide sentenced to 18 months in prison
Coulson had been found guilty of phone hacking.
# Read all about it
Phone hacking jury dismissed after failing to reach a verdict on extra charges
Assistant Commissioner Cressida Dick, who oversaw the investigation, said it was not “an attack on press freedom”.
# Fail
Explainer: How Tweetdeck made a balls of things in 12 easy steps
It wasn’t hacked. And you don’t need to change your password.
# Anonymous
Hacker-turned-informer spared more prison time
Hector Xavier Monsegur, known as Sabu, taught the US government about the inner workings of hacking collectives like Anonymous.
# Hacking
Police and FBI arrest 100 hackers over BlackShades malware case
Those who bought BlackShades could use it to secretly take control of a user’s webcam or computer, and hold them to ransom.
# phone-y war
Cyberwars: The United States has charged five Chinese military hackers
The FBI’s Bob Anderson Jr., described the charges as ‘the new normal’.
# Phone Hacking
News of the World hacked Kate Middleton's phone 155 times, trial is told
Former royal editor Clive Goodman illegally listened to the messages of Kate and Princes William and Harry, the court was told.
# Security Breach
Eircom.net email user? Change your password after an attempted hacking of the service
As soon as the company realised there had been an intrusion, it restricted access to eliminate a threat.
# cyber crime
The rate of cybercrime is on the rise, with some firms losing nearly €4 million because of it
The study from PWC found that cybercrime in Ireland has risen from 24 per cent to 45 per cent since 2011.
# cold storage
Looking for a place to store your bitcoins safely? Two Irish companies are offering just that
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.
# heard in court
Princess Diana leaked a royal phone book to the News of the World
The claim was made by the paper’s former royal editor.
# hack attack
Bitcoin bank forced to shut down after all of its coins were stolen
A lack of resources has forced Flexcoin to shut down after 896 bitcoin, worth €446,000, were stolen by hackers on Sunday.
# Spying
Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images
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.
# Infection
Researchers create simulation virus that spreads via WiFi
The virus, named Chameleon, searches for weaknesses within WiFi networks and infects them before automatically seeking other vulnerable access points.
# BUGGING
Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'
… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.
# no strings
Brooks cleared on charge of paying for photo of Prince William in a bikini
The photo was taken at a 007-themed party that the prince was attending with Kate Middleton in 2006.
# BUGGING
“I don’t know what ‘anomalies’ are” — Howlin on GSOC findings
Ministers are being briefed by Alan Shatter this morning, following his meeting yesterday with the Garda Ombudsman Commission.
# Hacking
Shatter calls in Garda Ombudsman as "full report" sought on phone bugging
The meeting follows reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.
# eavesdropping
Shatter urged to comment on report of bugging at Garda Ombudsman office
A report today claimed emails, wi-fi and phone systems were hacked and a phone in a conference room at the building was bugged.
# News Of The World
I hacked Daniel Craig's phone, says journalist
A former News of the World journalist said he used phone hacking to find out about an affair between Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller.
# Malware
Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany
The BSI uncovered the security breach after it ran an analysis of botnets, which can be used to carry out attacks.
# Security
'123456' tops list of worst passwords of 2013
Other gems included “abc123,” “qwerty,” “iloveyou,” and “password.”
# Surveillance
NSA using radio waves to access 100,000 offline computers
The technology has been used to monitor the Chinese Army, Mexican police and drug cartels, and trade institutions inside the European Union.
# Hacking
Users of public wi-fi may have had personal details stolen
If you use public wi-fi systems, you should read this.
# Phone hacking trial
Former NOTW editor Andy Coulsen told journalist 'do his phone', court hears
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.
# News Of The World
Court hears Brooks and Coulson had six-year affair
Brooks’ affair with Coulson was revealed in a love letter dated February 2004 that was found on her computer, the court heard today.