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Famed PS3 hacker George Hotz has donated a cool $10,000 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) after settling his legal issues with Sony.

"This money goes to the EFF in hopes that America can one day again be a shining example of freedom, free of the DMCA and ACTA, and that private interest will never trump the ideas laid out in the constitution of privacy, ownership, and free speech," Gehot explained in an official blog post.

Geohot donates $10,000 to the EFF

"[Also], at the end of the day, [there is] something [else] I take comfort in. The PS3 got OWNED. [Remember], once the code works they'll never be able to take it away from us."

However, Hotz emp ... Read more »

Views: 21634 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-18 | Comments (0)

According to the sources  Microsoft’s Windows 8 second Milestone build has been finalized, with Milestone 3 the next to be worked on. After that stage it’s only a matter of time before we see a beta of Windows 8 in testing.

Microsoft compiled 6.2.7947.0.winmain_win8m2_escrow.110218-1608 on Friday after pushing out a number of Windows 8 builds recently. Things are moving along nicely behind closed doors, and versions of the OS will soon be allowed out to Microsoft’s trusted ... Read more »

Views: 10242 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-18 | Comments (0)

Source: Computer World

Claiming revenge for an "illegitimate firing," someone has posted screenshots and other data, apparently showing that he was able to break a 200 megawat wind turbine system owned by NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Florida Power & Light.

The data was posted to the Full Disclossure security mailing list Saturday anonymously, by someone using the name "Bgr R." In the post, he (or she) wrote, "Here comes my revenge for illegitimate firing from Florida Power & Light Company... ain't nothing you can do with it, since your electricity is turned off !!!"

In an e-mail interview, Bgr R said he's a former employee who ... Read more »
Views: 8650 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-18 | Comments (0)

AOL Corporation has always been a kind of honey pie for all possible kinds of hackers. Millions of AIM, AOL Mail and ICQ registered users, hundreds of offices all around the world, one billion advertising market and other stuff you can check out directly from the aol.com home page, which enters the Top 50 websites attendance list all around the internet.


Looking at all this magnificence you won’t be surprised that one day I’ve forwarded my XSpider 7.7 to one of the AOL networks in the range of - So here's how the things turned out...

Victim detected

Out of a rich variety of corporation IP addresses considering the specified range, the alex-aolde-mtc02.evip.aol.com was the first one to attract my attention. After some detailed inspection it turned out to be a ce ... Read more »

Views: 20953 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-16

Wikileaks was born in 2006 but only in 2010 that began to generate controversy on the web site created by another famous hacker Julian Paul Assange.


Parliamentary and other hackers ... Read more »

Views: 22753 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-16

The battle between Linux and Microsoft, which lasted two decades since the inception of Linus Torvalds famous operating system kernel is completed. Linux has won, says Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin.

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Views: 16847 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-16

Public appearance: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will reportedly speak at the Cambridge Union next week, his first public speech for four months

Public appearance: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will reportedly speak at the Cambridge Union next week, his first public speech for four months

Julian Assange, the controversial founder of the WikiLeaks website, will address Cambridge University students later this month, according to a student newspaper.

The 39-year-old Australian will speak to the Cambridge Union Society, one of the oldest student debating societies on Tuesday, March 15, Cambridge student newspaper The Tab said.

He is expected to discuss his life and career during the early evening visit.

Lawyers for Assange this week lodge ... Read more »

Views: 14723 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-16

Lately, I see more and more vulnerable government web sites. And the reason is banal: government web sites are charged to be written by non-professionals, or the website is not being moderated and support team does not check emails, etc. Security audit is considered as some kind of luxury service when, in fact, it is a necessity as well as the key to success of website users.

The purpose of this hack is not getting some profit or benefit from the uploaded shell. I want to show how vulnerable the highest level web sites can be. It would seem that protecting them should be the #1 task, because it’s not difficult to imagine what entails hacking the government web site. What if I break into the LAN and get the access to the server which stores some secret information, such as external independent testing results (in case of MES web site)? What then? The authenticity of those certificates which are required by every institution of higher education can be called into que ... Read more »

Views: 10211 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-16

Admit that "Wireless Internet in every home" is a very attractive slogan. It sounds great when your ISP, which granted a dial-up access 5 years ago, deploys a big WiFi infrastructure throughout the whole city (or at least in its center) just in a few days. It would sound like a fools dream came true and now you can enjoy fast internet connection while sitting in McDonald's and mopping up another macfresh. But when you look closer you realize that it can’t happen all that way because ISP (and all its customers thereafter) information security leaves a lot to be desired. In order not to make unsubstantiated statements I suggest your attention a case of an informal audit of the newly born wireless network and who knows, maybe you will realize its credibility having bitter experience with your provider.

Let’s agree in advance: in order to observe etiquette and not to embarrass my ISP, I will not name specific sites and brands. Moreover, the law was not vio ... Read more »

Views: 7833 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-16

Have you ever thought about legal hacking? Is it possible to do the things you love and pump your pentesting skills without breaking the law? Where is it safe to try out some injections and run experiments with web-exploits, without thinking of your VPN is enabled or not? How to test your hackers’ knowledge, starting the path from a scripts’ bug to the very system root? You know… There is the way!

We are often asked the same question: "How to learn hacking?". The answer is simple: study it just like any other subject. At first, you need to deeply and thoughtfully study the theory and only then proceed to practice. The only difference is that there are a lot of books fully ready for studying mathematics, but not hacking. It just looks like there aren’t. You will rebel: "What do you mean there aren’t? What about those shareware programs or any web-resource. There are so much of them. They are great hackers’ "playgrounds”, aren’t they? ". You know, that is an option, anyway ... Read more »

Views: 5365 | Added by: XakepNews | Date: 2011-04-16

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