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FBI sends memo to US.gov sysadmins: You've been hacked... for the past YEAR  19 November 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Government Hacktivists allegedly affiliated with Anonymous have been covertly breaking into US government systems and pilfering sensitive information for nearly a year, the FBI warned last week.
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Dan Geer Explains the Government Surveillance Mentality  11 November 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Government This talk by Dan Geer explains the NSA mindset of "collect everything": I previously worked for a data protection company. Our product was, and I believe still is, the most thorough on the market. By "thorough" I mean the dictionary definition, "careful about doing something in an accurate and exact way." To this end, installing our product instrumented every system call on the target machine.
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12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous  29 October 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: The Verge - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the Toronto Sun. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous in exchange for videogames.
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Fallout from Snowden leaks could hinder next NSA chief  18 October 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Government Whoever succeeds Gen. Keith Alexander as the next director of the National Security Agency will be stuck weathering the fallout from the Edward Snowden media leaks for the conceivable future.
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NSA Harvesting Contact Lists  15 October 2013  Print E-mail
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Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Government A new Snowden document shows that the NSA is harvesting contact lists -- e-mail address books, IM buddy lists, etc. -- from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, and others.
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