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FBI To Remove Coreflood From Infected Computers (via A Geek With Guns)

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Would you trust the government to clean a virus off your computer? I must admit that I wouldn’t feel comfortable. It wouldn’t be that hard to install monitoring software as well.

I’ll be honest and admit I’ve heard little about the botnet being referred to as Coreflood. Apparently it did something nasty enough to gain the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) though: Two weeks ago, the DOJ and the FBI obtained an unprecedented temporary restraining order that allowed them to seize five command-and-control (C&C) servers that managed Coreflood. Since then, the U.S. Marshal’s Service has operated substi … Read More

via A Geek With Guns

Anonymous vs. HBGary: the aftermath

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Anonymous vs. HBGary: the aftermath. Interesting that less than a week later HBGary had another embarrassing security breach. How can you do business with a security company that can’t keep its own stuff private?

Hackers Steal 150,000 With Malicious Job Application – PCWorld Business Center

Hackers Steal 150,000 With Malicious Job Application – PCWorld Business Center.  Isn’t it a clue when someone who bad grammar or spelling contacts you that you should be more careful?  That perhaps English might not be their first or mother language? Also doesn’t Word have some responsibility here for security and not allowing this to happen?

Book Review: Hard Times – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hard Times – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  I didn’t like this book.  You might like it if you were a sociology major.  You can read the generally positive Amazon reviews here.

The Greatest and Most Dramatic Wikipedia Edit Wars

The Greatest and Most Dramatic Wikipedia Edit Wars.  The most controversy over things that don’t seem critical. Like “Aluminium or Aluminum?”

Apple Paladin – Apples first attempt at the iPhone

Apple Paladin – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity.  I wonder why this is occurring?

FBI hackers fail to crack TrueCrypt – Techworld.com

FBI hackers fail to crack TrueCrypt – Techworld.com.  Pretty cool isn’t it?  I wonder if they can crack commercial programs?