NEW YORK (AP) – Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by GoDaddy.com went down for several hours on Monday, causing trouble for the mainly small businesses that rely on the service. A Twitter feed that claimed to be affiliated with the “Anonymous” hacker group said Share/Save
The bug allowed a hacker to reset the password for a Hotmail account, locking out its owner and giving the attacker …
Legislation on internet piracy presented to Congress last year is the typical kneejerk response of the ‘content’ industry to change.
Facebook has said “a bug” was to blame for an odd posting purporting to come from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
It was on Christmas Day that Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan first noticed strange things going on in Tunisia. Reports started to trickle in that political-protest pages were being hacked.
In a cautionary tale for users of social-networking sites, a California man has admitted using personal information he gleaned from Facebook to hack into women’s e-mail accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book.
Hollywood has long had a weak spot for renegade computer hackers. In this year’s model, the hero of “Inception” hacks into, and manipulates, people’s dreams.Dream-hacking is still probably beyond the capabilities of Julian Assange, the 39-year-old Australian-born computer programer who created and, until his arrest last week, served as editor in chief of the website WikiLeaks.
Meanwhile, in its memorandum to the judge, prosecutors noted that sentencing guidelines call for “a range of 15 to 21 months” and “the government respectfully submits that a mid-range sentence of 18 months in prison is consistent with the statutory purposes of sentencing.”
Mitchell L. Frost, age 23, of Bellevue, Ohio admitted that between August 2006 and March 2007, he initiated Denial of Service attacks on Web servers hosting the Web sites several conservative figures including Bill O’Reilly, Rudy Giuliani, Ann Coulter, and others.
Experts suggest defensive measures to ward off Firefox add-on’s hijacking of Facebook, Twitter sessions via Wi-Fi.
Security experts today suggested ways users can protect themselves against Firesheep,