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Blizzard was hacked

Battle.net, World of Warcraft, Diablo hacked

Blizzard’s Battle.Net, the centeralized authentication system was hacked by an unknown group of cyber ninjas.  In a press release, Blizzard has urged all 10 million of its subscribers to change their account passwords, though they are “sure” that your credit card data was safe. The unauthorized access included email addresses associated with Battle.net accounts in […]

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Android forum hacked 1 million passwords exposed

The popular Android users forum “Phandroid” was reportedly hacked, exposing up to a million accounts  in the latest rash of online sites being targeted by hackers. Users are advised to login and change their passwords. Forum moderator “Phases” posted the following:

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foamspring hacked

Formspring hacked. At least 420000 accounts compromised

Formpsring claims to have nearly 28 million registered users, but  420,000 accounts have been estimated to be have been hacked.  All user passwords have been disable and users have been contacted with a prompt to reset their passwords when they next log-in to the service.

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linkedin passwords hacked

LinkedIn gets hacked exposing millions to of passwords

A Russian hacker uploaded nearly 7 million LinkedIn passwords to a Russian hackers forum. Users are urged to login and change their passwords.

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WordPress Hacked

Servers belonging to Automattic, the makers of the popular blogging software Wordpress, say that their servers were hacked and that the company’s source code is believed to have been “exposed and copied,” according to a companies blog.

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Geotagged Images can lead criminals to your house

Many folks take pictures of various things and post them to Facebook, Twitter, or their personal blog, what they do not know is now days images from gps enabled devices like smart phones, are geo-tagged.

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Another IE Exploit

Microsoft warned that IE 6 and 7 are vulnerable to yet another zero day exploit.  With support ending for IE 6 a few days ago, Microsoft is urging those effected upgrade to IE 8. Those there are a plethora of other browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari

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Wow Authenticators cracked

A Keylogger disguised as a World of Warcraft add-on is stealing account info and goods, and it by passes Blizzards Warcraft Athenticator

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Do not press F1 key on Windows XP

When prompted by a website, as Micrsoft as waned users of a massive security flaw in found in Windows XP.  The vulnerability exists in the way that VBScript interacts with Windows Help files when using Internet Explorer.  A malicious Web site displayed a specially crafted dialog box and a user pressed the F1 key, arbitrary code could be executed in the security context of the currently logged-on user. Microsoft’s Security release notes can be found here

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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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