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Posts Tagged ‘Operation’

Xbox hack allows unsigned code

Xbox hack allows unsigned code

You may now run unsigned code on any xbox. Discovered by GliGli, the exploit requires a chip, but works on any 360: "it sends little pulses to the processor in order to destabilize the console and make it believe a modified CB is correctly hashed and signed. This operation doesn't succeed every time, but it is repeated till it works." [...]

MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in “Operation Cupcake”: British intelligence hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes

MI6 attacks al-Qaeda in “Operation Cupcake”: British intelligence hacked into an al-Qaeda online magazine and replaced bomb-making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes

Wouldn't it have made better sense to just remove or substitute an ingredient? That way, if a professional terrorist stuck his big snout into it, the subterfuge wouldn't last, but at a glance the recipe would appear to be normal. It would be remarkably less British, however. When followers tried to download the 67-page colour magazine, instead [...]

The push-button tool being used to shut down Visa, MasterCard, and other sites

The push-button tool being used to shut down Visa, MasterCard, and other sites

Terrific piece by Joel Johnson from Gizmodo about the software tool being used to take down MasterCard, Visa, and Sarah Palin's websites. LOIC ("Low Orbit Ion Cannon") is an application developed by 4Chan-affiliated hackers designed to--when used en masse by thousands of anonymous users--launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on [...]

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

MasterCard.com Taken Down By 4chan, Twitter Next?

WikiLeaks’ self-appointed online posse is systematically abusing anyone who it believes has slighted WikiLeaks in the last week’s growing controversy over the site’s quarter million leaked diplomatic cables. And the next attack targets may be PayPal and Twitter. MasterCard, which cut off services to WikiLeaks Tuesday, became the [...]

Anonymous attacks PayPal in “Operation Avenge Assange”

Anonymous attacks PayPal in “Operation Avenge Assange”

Anonymous has launched a broad-ranging campaign in support of Wikileaks, starting with a DDoS assault on a PayPal website. (more…)