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Falling Into The Black Hole

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 1:18 am (UTC-4)
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An Old Hack Technique Gets A New Twist Doug Bernard | Washington DC Hackers may not always be the most innovative group. But as a rule, they are sneaky. That’s exactly how the latest hack target, Cryptome.org, summed up the recent hit on its website: “sneaky.” A well known anti-secrecy site, Cryptome tends more to […]

Security in 60 Seconds

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 3:36 pm (UTC-4)
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How to Fight Back Against Hackers and Protect Yourself on the Web Over the last few months we’ve discussed just a few of the many surfacing stories regarding breaches of computer or Internet security.  Whether the threats are from organized crime, shadowy  hacker groups like Anonymous or LulzSec, or coming with the alleged assistance of […]

Fingers in the Dike

Posted May 24th, 2011 at 5:29 pm (UTC-4)
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Did Washington Block Discussion of a Security Patch?  Should It Have? Reports of cyber-attacks and security hacks have been filling the Net lately.  Sony’s “Playstation Network” has suffered a very public series of crippling hacks that may have compromised the personal information of the network’s 100 million users – and cost the electronics giant over […]

Drip, Drip, Drip…

Posted December 5th, 2010 at 3:30 pm (UTC-4)
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How Wikileaks Exploits Technological, and Human, Weaknesses Kate Woodsome |Washington DC Historians, anti-war activists and armchair observers of human nature will have plenty to mull over in the coming years, thanks to the online group WikiLeaks. The website has published hundreds of thousands of previously unreleased U.S. military and diplomatic documents, dating from February of […]

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