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Thursday: July 7, 2011

Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.Hugh Grant: actor and phone hacker vigilante.

The link above which takes you to the BBC site has the contents of this video in which Hugh Grant discusses how we turned the tables on an unsuspecting phone hacker. Phone hacking seems to be just the tip of the iceberg as Grant goes into detail as to the other kinds of nefarious activities that he uncovers. Give this man a deerstalker and a magnifying glass, well done Sherlock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:04 AM | Tags (12) | bbc | news | hugh | grant | exposed | hacking | phone | digital | hughgrant | video | vigilante | sherlock |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.

What kind of charges you ask? Well there is conspiracy, wire fraud and unauthorized computer access for starters. According to the source article that wire fraud charge carries a twenty year prison sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:00 AM | Tags (13) | hackers | tickets | ticketmaster | profit | concerts | music | yahoo | hacking | charges | conspiracy | wire | fraud | prison |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.

Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Selling hacked cable modems and advertising them openly may have been a decent business model a decade ago, but it hardly seems worth bothering about today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:02 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | ars | cable | hacking | jail | modems | profit | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

The first rule of hacking PayPal is you don't talk about hacking PayPal.The first rule of hacking PayPal is you don't talk about hacking PayPal.

The hacker confirms he offered a class to penetration testers that taught them everything they'd need to test and carry out attacks on SSL certificates, and as part of that, he included a proof-of-concept certificate.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | banishment | hacking | paypal | security | ssl | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 9, 2009

It's quite possible to steal data using only an electrical outlet and some cheap lasers.It's quite possible to steal data using only an electrical outlet and some cheap lasers.

...the attacker grabs the keyboard signals that are generated by hitting keys. Because the data wire within the keyboard cable is unshielded, the signals leak into the ground wire in the cable, and from there into the ground wire of the electrical system feeding the computer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 4:18 PM | Tags (9) | data | electrical | exploit | hacker | hacking | lasers | outlets | theft | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Weak security makes for easier hacking of credit cards.Weak security makes for easier hacking of credit cards.

Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 7:32 AM | Tags (3) | security | hacking | hacks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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