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    Salma Hayek’s email account is hacked

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    According to reports, Hollywood actress Salma Hayek has fallen victim to hackers, who have broken into her email account and released images of her private communications. The actress, remembered equally well for her Oscar-nominated role in the biopic of Frida Kahlo as her erotic snake-dancing performance in “From Dusk Till Dawn”, had her MobileMe account… Read more »

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    How Not to Carry Around Secret Documents

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    Here’s a tip: when walking around in public with secret government documents, put them in an envelope. A huge MI5 and police counterterrorist operation against al-Qaeda suspects had to be brought forward at short notice last night after Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism chief accidentally revealed a briefing document. […] The operation was nearly blown when Assistant… Read more »

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    The Techniques for Distributing Child Porn

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    Fascinating history of an illegal industry: Today’s schemes are technologically very demanding and extremely complex. It starts with the renting of computer servers in several countries. First the Carders are active to obtain the credit cards and client identities wrongfully. These data are then passed to the falsifiers who manufacture wonderful official documents so that… Read more »

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    New eBay Fraud

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    Here’s a clever attack, exploiting relative delays in eBay, PayPal, and UPS shipping: The buyer reported the item as “destroyed” and demanded and got a refund from Paypal. When the buyer shipped it back to Chad and he opened it, he found there was nothing wrong with it — except that the scammer had removed… Read more »

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    Gmail users hit viddyho phishing chat attack

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    Here follows the source text of another translation from Graham Cluley’s blog : It’s not been a good 24 hours for Gmail users. Having survived a blackout yesterday morning, fans of Google’s email system have been the target of phishing campaign spreading via the Google Talk chat system. The unsolicited instant messages urge Gmail users… Read more »

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    A sting in the tail of the “Error Check System” Facebook scare

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    Here follows the source text of another translation from Graham Cluley’s blog : Earlier today I warned you about a third-party Facebook application called “Error Check System” that has been moving in mysterious ways on the social network. Naturally, a lot of people will have been searching for information about “Error Check System” and if… Read more »

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    Beware “Error Check System” Facebook application

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    Here follows my first translation of Graham Cluley’s blog. Graham Cluley is a british programmer and ‘Senior Technology Consultant’ at Sophos, a world known developer and vendor of security software and hardware, including anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and Network Access Control for desktops, servers, email systems and other network gateways. Many thanks to Graham for his… Read more »

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    Another Password Analysis

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    Here is the original post by Bruce Schneier (the source text of my translation): Here’s an analysis of 30,000 passwords from phpbb.com, similar to my analysis of 34,000 MySpace passwords: The striking different between the two incidents is that the phpbb passwords are simpler. MySpace requires that passwords “must be between 6 and 10 characters,… Read more »

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    Giving Out Replacement Hotel Keys

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    Here is the original post by Bruce Schneier (the source text of my translation): It’s a tough security trade-off. Guests lose their hotel room keys, and the hotel staff needs to be accommodating. But at the same time, they can’t be giving out hotel room keys to anyone claiming to have lost one. Generally, hotels… Read more »

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    Clickjacking

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    Here is the original post (the source text of my translation): Good Q&A on clickjacking: In plain English, clickjacking lets hackers and scammers hide malicious stuff under the cover of the content on a legitimate site. You know what happens when a carjacker takes a car? Well, clickjacking is like that, except that the click… Read more »