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Archive for December 2011

U.S. suspending drone flights?

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I said the other day that I didn’t think that Iran could hack U.S. drones.  Debka is saying that I was wrong.

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I still think they should have been quiet about it but they don’t take hack-craft advice from me.

This Iranian is saying they did it via the GPS system.  New advice: Keep talking, scumbags.

Oh, and give us back our spy. 

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12/20/2011 at 4:35 PM

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News of the World hacking update – some settlements

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The BBC reports that seven of the World of the News/News International hacking victims have settled.

BBC website has more.

In other news, it may also have included computer hacking as well as phone. has details. 

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12/20/2011 at 4:05 PM

Glee star twitter account hacked – for ninth time.

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Um, change your password?  I guess some songs got out there early too… could have been worse for her.

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12/20/2011 at 3:30 PM

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Iran really hacking U.S. drones?

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That’s what they’re claiming in the UK Daily Mail.  For some reason, I doubt it.  But, if so, I expect that the U.S. will solve the problem in a timely manner.  Also, if they were actually taking down drones, they would have been smarter to just keep their mouths shut about it.  Hmm.

UK Daily Mail has more here.

U.S. rebuttal here.

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12/16/2011 at 4:19 PM

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Closing in on some bad guys

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From the Sydney Morning Herald:

“As few as 12 different Chinese groups, largely backed or directed by the government there, commit the bulk of the China-based cyber attacks stealing critical data from US companies and government agencies, according to US cybersecurity analysts and experts.”

Not sure what the government plans to do about but shining a spot light on these groups may make them scurry back to their holes.

More here.

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12/16/2011 at 3:17 PM

You know who presents their year in review

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Look if you must: here.


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12/16/2011 at 2:10 PM

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Rapid7 and KCG join forces

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KCG bring its Cyber Attack & Penetration (CAP) services to the table to improve on Rapid7’s already formidable arsenal.  Good news for a more secure environment.

MarketWatch has more here.

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12/16/2011 at 12:59 PM


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