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Hackers Post Thousands of Twitter Account Logins

May 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Analysis of the data dump indicates that of the fifty-five thousand sets of account logins, around twenty-thousand were duplicates, and a large percentage were associated with accounts that were already suspended for violations of terms of service...

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Researcher Nabs Details from 35 Million Google Profiles

May 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“I wrote a small bash script to download all the sitemap-NNN(N).txt files mentioned in that file, and attempted to download 10k, then 100k, than 1M and then, utterly surprised that my connection wasn't blocked or throttled or CAPTCHA'd, [downloaded] the rest of them..."

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WordPress Hack Exposes Proprietary Source Code

April 14, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Automattic had a low-level (root) break-in to several of our servers, and potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed... We presume our source code was exposed and copied. While much of our code is Open Source, there are sensitive bits of our and our partners’ code..."

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Increase in SSH Brute Force Username Guessing

March 23, 2011 Added by:Ted LeRoy

The crackers are using automated tools that scan for valid ssh logins using a username list. The sites and names that come up can be processed again, checking for weak passwords or brute force vulnerabilities. The tools and method are not new, but the number of attacks seems much higher lately...

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Researchers Can Pinpoint Identity by Analyzing Usernames

February 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The researchers produced a tool that uses statistical analysis to calculate the relative uniqueness of any given username. The team can now distinguish a single user about half of the time by analyzing multiple usernames without using other key data such as location or date of birth...

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