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Famed US hacker Barnaby Jack dies at 35

Famed US hacker Barnaby Jack dies at 35 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The man who could make ATMs spit out cash was set to deliver a talk about hacking pacemakers next week in Las Vegas.
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What are your opinions on Barnaby Jack's death?

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Mac Attacks Might Be Coming!

Mac Attacks Might Be Coming! | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Four years ago, security researcher Adam J. O'Donnell used game theory to predict in a paper for IEEE Security and Privacy when malware authors would start targeting Macs. Based on some rough assumptions and a little algebra, he found that it would only become profitable to target Apple's population of users when they reached 16% market share.

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The Atlantic

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The hackers at Anonymous promised a big release of hacked information on Friday, and at least part of it is a recording of FBI agents on a conference call with Scotland Yard talking about their mutual investigation into Anonymous. A released audio recording contains about 16 minutes of agents chatting about what evidence they’ve got on already-arrested hackers.

 


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Bitcoin wallet service Instawallet hacked, shuts down 'indefinitely'

Bitcoin wallet service Instawallet hacked, shuts down 'indefinitely' | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Bitcoins are a hot commodity now, but are your Bitcoins actually safe? The Bitcoin wallet company Instawallet has suspended its service "indefinitely" after being hacked.
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Many people (including me) like the idea of digital currency that is not tied to a single government.  Bitcoin has hit a severe roadblock with this hacking.

 

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Hackers Wanted is an unreleased American documentary film.

Hackers Wanted is an unreleased American documentary film. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Watch Can You Hack It? – Hackers Wanted Documentary Online Free

 

I've been sick recently and watching many of the documentaries that were on my "to-watch list"  This is the best one I have seen in a long time.  It is about the minds and motives of hackers....including helpful hackers who the governnment hurts.  Kevin Spacey directed this wonderful documnetary.

 

 

 

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