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Apple Developer Forum Hack Explained  23 July 2013 
Source: Information Week - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Turkish security researcher said his bug report wasn't malicious, disputes Apple's claim that attack compromised information on iOS and Mac OS X developers.
 
This accused hacker is a jerk. Here’s why he shouldn’t be a felon.  15 July 2013 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
There’s no question that accused hacker Andrew Auernheimer is a jerk. But computer security experts say it would be a mistake to make him a felon.
 
How the word 'hacker' got corrupted  09 July 2013 
Source: Sydney Morning Herald - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Hacker: It sounds vicious and destructive, just like the malevolent electronic villains it is used to describe. The more we rely on computers the more we fear attacks on those computers and it's hardly surprising that the news is full of hackers hacking into computer systems and generally disrupting the online world with their hacks.
 
Kim Dotcom releases a video of Megaupload raid  14 June 2013 
Source: Inquirer - Posted by Alex   
FILE STORAGE ENTREPRENEUR Kim Dotcom has released a video of the police raid on his house in January 2012.
 
Just how secure is open source software?  03 May 2013 
Source: SC MagazIne - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Open source software fosters innovation and inclusion, but what about the security, asks Asavin Wattanajantra.
 
How to fend off aggressive white-hat hackers  30 April 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Recently, a former student of mine wrote me asking how to handle an overzealous white-hat hacker. In this case, the hacker had probed the publically exposed computer networks and assets of my friend's company, then left multiple copies of a document describing the weaknesses he found -- and asked to be hired to close the holes and locate more weaknesses.
 
Twitter 2-Factor Authentication: What It Is and Why It Would Help National Security  26 April 2013 
Source: ABC News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It can be said in the length of a single tweet: When a 140-character message can lead to national security issues, Twitter itself needs better security tools.
 
Can a Hacker Hijack a Plane With an Android App?  12 April 2013 
Source: Mashable - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Imagine the kind of havoc a malicious hacker could cause if he or she were able to take over an airplane simply using his Android phone. With a tap of his or her fingers, the hacker could arbitrarily control the plane remotely and redirect its path.
 
2012 YEARENDER: The year of the hacker  31 December 2012 
Source: Rappler - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The growth of the Internet has also resulted in the inclusion of hacking as part of the world's common threats. Not only do users have to worry about their physical safety: they also have to worry about their data being compromised by the unscrupulous.
 
Just how hackable is your digital life?  24 September 2012 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When Wired News reporter Mat Honan had his digital life hacked—and subsequently, virtually wiped out—in August, the significant loss of data he endured wasn't the scariest part of the experience. Much more terrifying was the method by which hackers drilled into his digital accounts.
 
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