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Westin Hotel’s in L.A. possibly hacked last year

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles last year and used their credit or debit card to eat there should examine their bank statements and request a new card. Hotel officials disclosed Friday that the hotel’s four restaurants, along with its valet parking operation, may have been hacked at some time between April and December, disclosing names, credit card numbers and expiration dates printed on customers’ debit and credit card.

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Illegal Immigrants attempt to derail trains

Cruz Mario Carnacion, 37 and Jose Luis Trejo-Yanez for two Illegal Aliens of Mexician origin where arrested for being in possession of more than 500  7-inch spike’s that were taken from the railroad tracks owned by Norfolk Southern Railroad.

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Hackers expose security flaws with Elvis passport

In the name of improved security a hacker showed how a biometric passport issued in the name of long-dead rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley could be cleared through an automated passport scanning system being tested at an international airport.

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Evil App found in Android Market

Droid, Google’s new phone does a lot more than finds you maps of hotels and Fast food joints.

“We recently learned that a fraudster developed a rogue Android Smartphone app. It creates a shell of mobile banking apps that tries to gain access to a consumer’s financial information.” Looks like droid does… fraud..  Link

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Banned Twitter Passwords

Here is a big list of Twitter passwords and quite possily the most commonly found and abused ones on other online services.

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Twitter gets hacked

Twitter sent out a tweet at about 2:37 a.m. EST, acknowledging that the site’s DNS records were temporarily compromised.  Users trying to acccess Twitter where redirected to a webpage that said

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Virus attacks Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox Live

A quasi-virus infestation is spreading across Xbox Live and infecting gamers playing Modern Warfare 2 multi-player matches online. The virus like any epidemic is passed when any player joins another infected player in a match.

The infection causes unlimited ammo for all weapons, and providing instant reloading, despite match settings.

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Cisco Patches Serios Flaw

Cisco Systems flagship IOS, the basis of running their routers , switches, and firewall products had a serious Denial of Service flaw. –Source Eweek

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Spam Assassin hits the big 3.0

Spam Assassin, free anti-spam software had been updated to 3.0. Massive extended features include ablity to filter the body of email.

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Hacking, The New War for the Middle East

As the Middle East gets more and more wired, and the baraka porn sites pop up, the angry fundamentalists and terrorists set their sights on hacking as the new warfare. Wonder how this will effectporn?  –Source Dailystar

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