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Stanford hacked

July 26th 2013

It feels never-ending, doesn’t it? Cite: http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2013/pr-apparent-it-breach-072513.html

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Please be careful at YouTube for a little while

July 26th 2013

Word is there is something happening at YouTube that hearkens back to the old days of bad-stuff-in-flash. Google has picked up on it too.

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Dale Begg-Smith – remember him?

July 26th 2013

Dale Begg-Smith, Australia’s most successful Winter Olympian, has vanished off the map:http://www.news.com.au/sport/dale-beggsmith-australia8217s-most-successful-winter-olympian-has-vanished-off-the-map/story-fnect155-1226686390957 Who was Dale Begg-Smith pre Olympic glory? http://oreilly.com/spamkings/archives/2006/02/asterisk_on_popup_moguls_gold.htmlhttp://lukewelling.com/2006/02/17/dale-begg-smith-spam-man-wins-gold/ What does the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia boss Geoff Lipshut have to say?  “Dale has various personal business interests. When he’s not with us training, we don’t keep personal tabs on Dale.”  

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Largest hacking and data-breach scheme ever prosecuted in the United States

July 25th 2013

From 2005 to 2012, five men from Russia and the Ukraine are alleged to have operated a global hacking network infiltrating the world’s largest financial institutions and businesses.  The men and four co-conspirators, including two who live in the U.S. seized at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers from institutions including Dow Jones, […]

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An update on Innovative Marketing

July 25th 2013

Remember Innovative Marketing? Judgment was filed against Kristy Ross in September last year, finding her jointly and severally liable with Innovative Marketing, Sam Jain and Daniel Sundin for $163,167,539.95. Ross has appealed, making (as described by the FTC) an “astounding—and false—argument that the district court never decided that the advertisements were deceptive”. The FTC goes […]

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So now Lakeland has been hacked…

July 24th 2013

Cite: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/24/lakeland-hacked-and-passwords-reset-customers-advised-to-change-passwords-elsewhere/ I know it’s a pain but I strongly recommend that everybody consider taking advantage of “2 factor authentication” for their email, bank accounts and other services that may grant access to sensitive information.  I’ve done exactly that – setting up two factor authentication for Google, and Hotmail, and Twitter and my bank accounts. Yes, […]

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Apple Developer site hacked

July 22nd 2013

Cite: http://devimages.apple.com/maintenance/ “Last Thursday, an intruder attempted to secure personal information of our registered developers from our developer website. Sensitive personal information was encrypted and cannot be accessed, however, we have not been able to rule out the possibility that some developers’ names, mailing addresses, and/or email addresses may have been accessed. In the spirit […]

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FTC to hold ID theft webinar for the Blind and Visually Impaired on 31 July

July 22nd 2013

This is worth sharing: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/07/idtheft.shtm “The Federal Trade Commission will host a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on July 31 for blind and visually impaired consumers with information on how to protect themselves from identity theft. The webinar, “Talking Through Identity Theft:  A Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired,” will address the full array […]

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Ubuntu forums hacked

July 21st 2013

"Unfortunately the attackers have gotten every user’s local username, password, and email address from the Ubuntu Forums database." [nearly 2 million signed up members] Cite: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/07/21/gun-wielding-penguin-takes-over-ubuntu-forums-waves-ak-47-at-linux-users-everywhere/

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Please treat mikserv.com with extreme caution

July 17th 2013

The domain has been mentioned in association wiht malvertizements regularly in recent times. mikserv.com – sharing IP with bozserv.com, kibhost.com and rovstat.com at time of writing.

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