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Book Review : Worm, the first digital world war

WORM, the first digital world war, by Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down. Blurb The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million machines in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies and critical government networks – including the British Parliament and the French and German military …

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EMC and RSA sell their soul to the NSA for a paltry $10m

Making news across Twitter and the world at the moment is the latest government secret revealed by ex-NSA contractor and whistle-blower Edward Snowden, though the altogether sinister #RSA trend, is actually two news items running in parallel. The first is the unbelievable (therefore true) and explosive leak that the NSA paid RSA $10 million to …

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Hackers embed attacks in Twitter profile images

Viral images, but not in a good way! I am rather miffed with Twitter for this breach in security. It’s such an old and well-known method of attack that it is beyond forgiveness that it wasn’t stopped at the source. I was going through my latest ‘followers’ and this popped up : I assume it …

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re Autistic petition for UFO hacker

Autistic UFO hacker Gary McKinnon Posted this reply (to them) in response to The Inquirer’s story about ‘Autistic petition for UFO hacker’ because some of the replies – and even the writer in one place – didn’t have a clue what they were talking about! (The Inquirer site now redirects to TrustedReviews). For a start, …

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