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Vista’s Security Rendered Completely Useless by New Exploit

Vista’s Security Rendered Completely Useless by New Exploit

This week at the Black Hat Security Conference two security researchers will discuss their findings which could completely bring Windows Vista to its knees. Mark Dowd of IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS) and Alexander Sotirov, of VMware Inc. have discovered a technique that can be used to bypass all memory protection safeguards that Microsoft [...]

FREE Hannah Montana “Wake-up” Phone Call

FREE Hannah Montana “Wake-up” Phone Call

FREE Back-to-School Phone Calls from Hannah Montana As back to school season approaches, moms and dads across the country are planning to deal with sleepy students struggling with the tough transition from a carefree summer schedule to a back-to-school wake up routine. Now parents will have access to a unique solution featuring one of the year's [...]

SSHKeygen.com… Only missing a credit card field. Ugh.

SSHKeygen.com… Only missing a credit card field. Ugh.

Not only generating private keys using an untrusted third-party, but sending them in the clear over http? Nice. I wonder where all these people are who are clever enough to need an SSH key, but too stupid to type ssh-keygen -t dsa? I wouldn't be surprised if this was some minor social engineering attempt; the server owner has access to the IPs [...]

Dell offers computers that now include the “Windows Vista Bonus” package…

Dell offers computers that now include the “Windows Vista Bonus” package…

...the "bonus" is Windows XP Professional instead of Vista. LOL. Good for Dell. They see what customers want and they provide it. They also allow you to buy systems without any adware or trial version software on them. :) The Dell channel blog is pointing resellers to the loophole in the Windows Vista license that enables business customers to [...]

Teens face felony charges of computer break-ins & grade changes at California High School

Teens face felony charges of computer break-ins & grade changes at California High School

A teenager faces felony charges and could spend decades in prison over allegations that he repeatedly broke into an acclaimed Orange County high school, hacked into computers to change his grades and stole tests -- all in hopes of improving his college admissions prospects, authorities said Tuesday. Omar Khan, 18, should be graduating with his [...]

Philly activists: “Let’s pass out flyers questioning the need for surveillance cameras.” Result: warrantless search. Police chief: “you’re a hate group.”

Philly activists: “Let’s pass out flyers questioning the need for surveillance cameras.” Result: warrantless search. Police chief: “you’re a hate group.”

When Mayor Nutter announced late last year that he was hiring D.C. Charles Ramsey as his police commissioner, I said I would keep an open mind but I was dismayed at his treatment of anti-war protesters and his frequent clashes there over civil rights. So far, I've been mostly impressed with Ramsey -- murders have dropped slightly while he's taken [...]

HOWTO: Steal $5,000 in Fuel…

HOWTO: Steal $5,000 in Fuel…

Talk about a gas guzzler... Police seized a truck and trailer equipped with a trap door that was used at least three times to siphon thousands of gallons of BP diesel fuel from underground storage tanks at a Tic Toc Food Mart in Mercer County. "You got to have a little respect for this," Hermitage police Deputy Chief Edward Holiga said [...]

Lifelock CEO Todd Davis becomes ID theft victim

Lifelock CEO Todd Davis becomes ID theft victim

SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- Todd Davis has dared criminals for two years to try stealing his identity: Ads for his fraud-prevention company, LifeLock, even offer his Social Security number next to his smiling mug. Now, LifeLock customers in Maryland, New Jersey and West Virginia are suing Davis, claiming his service didn't work as promised and [...]

Department of Homeland Security?

Department of Homeland Security?

"So I recently discovered a great new running trail one evening- beautiful rolling dirt with old, moss-covered trees. Deer and owls, and not another human being to be found. Only problem is that the trail lay beyond a barb-wire fence, and a "No Trespassing" sign. Went back a week or two later, found the end, and was even more stoked on the [...]

Microsoft just got pwned by Rupert Murdoch

Microsoft just got pwned by Rupert Murdoch

News Corp in talks to join Microsoft on Yahoo bid SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and News Corp are in talks about a joint bid for Yahoo Inc that would add MySpace to the Yahoo-Microsoft combination proposed by the world's largest software maker, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The talks with News Corp, which [...]

Explosive Impact – Cyber Bullies & Hackers

Upset teen, JedineKazama, explains to the world what hackers are all about: Encyclopedia Dramatica

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