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Satoshin@gmx.com no longer exists Last week, the Internet was abuzz with news of the threatened unmasking of Bitcoin’s anonymous creator who is known only by the pseudonym “Satoshi Nakamoto.” A hacker or hackers got into Nakamoto’s email account — firstname.lastname@example.org — and announced plans to “dox” Bitcoin’s creator unless a ransom was paid.
Much like beauty, secure design seems to be in the eye of the beholder. Those who have gotten early access to Apple's Apple's next software release, iOS 8, have started playing around with it, and the security-minded among the previewers have started looking for flaws and bugs.
Imgur's users joked about the images available elsewhere on the site Imgur is a very popular image-sharing site. It was created by Alan Schaaf in 2009 when he was a junior in college, and he “gifted” it to Reddit. It quickly became Reddit’s go-to image-hosting site, and now has more than 100 million users and billions of page views per month.
Imgur's users joked about the images available elsewhere on the site Imgur is a very popular image-sharing site. It is one of the easiest ways to share photos online. It was created by Alan Schaaf in 2009 when he was a junior in college, and he “gifted” it to Reddit. It quickly became Reddit’s go-to image-hosting site, and now has more than 100 million users and billions of page views per month.
This week, a list of nearly five million Gmail addresses paired with passwords appeared online, posted in a Russian Bitcoin security forum. Some people who checked the list and found their Gmail addresses there reported that it contained an old password for them, and often a password that they had reused on multiple sites.
Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has been sweating it out in the spotlight this summer for converting his spy cred into a lucrative security consulting business shortly after stepping down from National Security Agency.
By Kashmir Hill and Thomas Fox-Brewster Before Edward Snowden smashed its digital doors wide open, the National Security Agency was seen as the mysterious keeper of an arsenal of dark-voodoo hacking weapons. Now we know the truth: NSA employees are almost too good at what they do–as are their counterparts at Israel’s elite military signal intelligence group, Unit 8200.
HackerOne encourages clients to broadcast their payouts Last month, Wired had a disturbing scoop for anyone who has posted an embarrassing revelation on the app Secret: a hacker named Benjamin Caudill had come up with a way to identify Secret’s anonymous users. The fear and thrill of learning about the hack was short-lived though.
Little is known about the mysterious creator of Bitcoin beyond his pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto, and the fact that he uses the email address email@example.com. However, the latter may no longer be true. An administrator on the Bitcoin forum Bitcointalk.org claimed Monday to have received a strange email from the address.
Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke with the Wall Street Journal about some changes the company is making in response to the massive celeb hacking of 2014. Apple has stressed that the hack was not a “breach” of iCloud, which Cook reiterated, but that’s a matter of semantics. No, there wasn’t some kind of magical backdoor into iCloud.
The privacy dinosaur is a new permanent fixture on Facebook Facebook’s big blue privacy dinosaur is back and now he’s here to stay. For the next two weeks, Privasaurus Rex* will be asking people who sign onto Facebook on desktop to do a “privacy check-up” to see how exposed their information is and change their settings if they’re oversharing. The check-up is not too intrusive.
In 2011, when Scarlett Johansson’s nude photos were stolen by an email hacker and posted online, celeb blogger Perez Hilton’s site quickly and gleefully posted them, with the headline “Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo LEAK!” and a comment about “expecting her to be a little smarter than this.” It only took them down after threats from Johansson’s legal team.
Our devices are way too adept at collecting information about us. When we take photos with GPS-enabled cameras and smartphones, they often add a geotag to mark the spot where the image was taken, which is bad news for the many high-profile individuals whose photos leaked online this weekend.
It has happened before and it will happen again: a bunch of female entertainers or their partners have their private photos hacked and the sexual ones leaked online. There is usually one especially famous name in the bunch that leads the headlines, the starlet with the hottest career at the time of the leak. Last time it was Scarlett Johansson. This time it’s Jennifer Lawrence.
Hacker conference Defcon has a long tradition of playing "spot the fed," a game that involves outing government types who attend under the radar to learn about the latest hacking tricks and those who are expert at developing them. There was little challenge in the game this August when it came to one group of infiltrators from Washington, D.C.
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